It Was Paradise

Part of Unlimited

Find hope across borders in It Was Paradise, a free collaborative art project created by British and Palestinian artists and led by Rachel Gadsden.

Addressing migration, asylum, disability and bereavement, the cross-cultural collaboration between artists located in London, Liverpool and the West Bank is inspired by the poem ‘Under Siege’ by Palestinian poet and author Mahmoud Darwish.

Commissioned and supported by the programme, celebrating the work of disabled artists, with funding from Arts Council England and British Council.

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Royal Festival Hall
Exhibition Space, Level 1



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