• Thursday 07 December - 2023
  • 20 years old
  • Free admission
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We Were Playing in the Clouds – An Evening in Solidarity with Palestine

I wish children didn’t die.
I wish they would be temporarily elevated
to the skies until the war ends.
Then they would return home safe,
and when their parents would ask them,
where were you? They would say,
we were playing in the clouds.
– Ghassan Kanafani (1936-1972)
Welcome to Oceanen for an evening in solidarity with Palestine!
During the evening, readings of literature from the Palestinian diaspora will be interspersed with an art auction, a book table with Mare Litteratur and a raffle with great prizes. The art pieces that are going to be auctioned out will be presented on social media in advance. All proceeds will go to the Palestinagrupperna's fundraiser.
Readings by:
Nika Abiri
Nora Amareen
Zara Pegah Salahi
Jasmine Saberi
Jihye Brissman
Sara Garib
Sami Aidi
Cecilia Luzon
Matilda Lilja
Zhiwar Rashid
Sara Hallström
Nino Mick
Mimounah Alma Ljung
Saana Kotila
Adriana Aires Rastén
Sara Skoglund
Thanks to: Oceanen, Llama Lloyd, Saskia Gullstrand, Skeppet GBG, Sara Garib, Clandestino Festival, Göteborgs Dramatiska Teater, Lyrikvännen, Blackbird, Fyrens ölkafé, Kritiker, Musikens Hus, Bänken, Ulrika Linder, Glänta, Ord & Bild, Loopsel, JJulius, Andrea Udd, Ylva Oknelid, Glitterfittan, Hanna Rajs, Channa Riedel, Since You Asked, Tydningen and Saana Kotila for contributing to the raffle.
Illustrator: Mia Herman & Erik Lahti Östling
Graphic design: Mia Herman



The Cultural Center Oceanen is a Q-marked culturally historical building, which is challenging when it comes to accessibility. We do our best to have as many people as possible visit us. When visiting us with mobility aids the best-suited entrance is through the stage. This entrance is accessed via Gathenhielmska trädgården. The entrance is locked, please email us the day before your visit or the latest Friday at 16:00 if you are visiting us during the weekend. We have a wheelchair-accessible bathroom. Please note that flashing lights may occur during concerts and events. For questions regarding accessibility email Mia Herman at mia@oceanen.com. 

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