Let's launch Palestine House in heart of London!

by Osama Qashoo, Alexandra Lort Phillips & Peter Chappell in London, Greater London, United Kingdom

Total raised £12,020

£300,000 target 34 days left
4% 114 supporters
Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 20th July 2024 at 10:05am

Please give what you can to finish this cultural embassy and refuge in the capital

by Osama Qashoo, Alexandra Lort Phillips & Peter Chappell in London, Greater London, United Kingdom

🇵🇸 Palestine House is a five-storey building in London that - if finished - will be a beating heart of Palestinian culture and organising. It will host a wide range of cultural events, from film screenings to lectures, book readings to concerts and so much more besides. The building will also be a place to meet, a place to work from or simply reflect. Now more than ever we need a space like this. Every penny raised goes towards the construction and launch of the space, let’s come together to finish it! 🇵🇸

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Palestine House is the birth of a dream I had some 17 years ago as a young refugee when I was feeling lonely and sought refuge from the world.

Where I could be myself – physically, mentally and creatively - without questions. Palestine House is a place which I always felt was missing – an embassy to show that we are real and recognised, represented and rejoiced

We have taken the ingredients of Palestine and cooked up a space from the different flavours of Palestinian towns and cities – to share the incredible beauty of our treasured land. In my journeys around the world, I met people from Cuba, Jamaica and Ireland who were nicknamed ‘Palestinos’. I was told that many communities that are persecuted, marginalised and discriminated against use Palestine as their symbol, as their flag of resilience and strength. 

So, Palestine House is for everyone, a place not just for Palestinians, but for all those people from lands where they have been made into refugees and seek a sense of belonging. A place where we can accumulate all of this pain and sorrow and convert it into strength and beauty. A place where we celebrate diversity and encourage difference to be our strength rather than our weakness. 

We are created as humans on this earth, I believe, to create love and prosperity and to make this world better. This is culturally engraved in our minds as Palestinian children.

Palestine House is a place to honour decades of struggle and endurance and a commitment to dignity no matter what the world throws at us.

Palestine House has been three years in the making but we need your help to finish it. Please be a part of this dream and help us establish this refuge and cultural embassy in the capital. If we hit our target we can launch later this summer.

Osama Qashoo

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Palestine House is managed by a team of British and Palestinian artists, event organisers, entrepreneurs and human rights campaigners.

The final construction phase will also include essential electrical and plumbing work as well as furnishings and audiovisual equipment needed to launch. Let’s not wait a day longer to complete this desperately-needed space.

If you have any questions or would like to make a bigger contribution please get in touch, [email protected]

Thank you, Osama, Alexandra, Peter and the Palestine House team.

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£20 or more

"I Built Palestine House" sticker

Your very own sticker to show you helped build this space. Including in all other pledges too. To be collected from Palestine House.

£50 or more

Name on the Welcome Wall

You'll get your name or that of your loved one on the Welcome Wall

£100 or more

10 of 2000 claimed

Welcome Wall and limited edition founders print

As well as your name on the Welcome Wall you'll also receive a limited edition print by a Palestinian artist

£500 or more

4 of 200 claimed

Founders Plaque

As well as a limited edition print from a Palestinian artist celebrating the founding of Palestine House your name will be on the Founders Plaque next to the Jerusalem Gate in the space

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