Under the auspices of the Syrian Democratic Council and in cooperation with the Union of Intellectuals, the activities of the first cultural week have begun in Raqqa today, Saturday, by the participation of a group of artists and intellectuals in the regions of northern and eastern Syria and civil institutions.
The activities of the first day of the cultural week began in the cultural center in Raqqa, amid great interaction by the people of Raqqa and the presence of official delegations of the Raqqa Civil Council, a delegation of the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria, the Future Syria Party and civil society organizations.
The event started with a welcoming speech by a member of the Public Relations Office of the Syrian Democratic Council and a member of the preparatory committee for the cultural week, Salam Hussein, followed by the inauguration of the plastic art exhibition with the participation of a various group of works by artists from Raqqa and others from several regions in northern and eastern Syria.
According to the preparatory committee, this event aims to enhance cultural and artistic interaction in Raqqa, lets new fields for creative cooperation, consolidates cultural integration among artists and creators through their artistic and cultural activities.
The activities of the first day also included an exhibition of books from the Port Said library, which contains many books for the city’s people including authors, poets, story writers, and playwriters, in addition to the Ammar library from Al-Qamishli.
The event continued with the presentation of songs by the Manbij Art Group, in addition to the discussion session of the book, The Intelligence and Donkey Imitation, by Ali Shariati, discussed by Abdel Qader Muhad from the Mada center for extremism studies.
The cultural week which is the first in Raqqa, includes a continuous program until the 25th February, including exhibitions of artistic photographs and others for heritage works. Art concerts, poetry readings, and a presentation of award-winning books and stories will also be organized.