رابطة توأمة نابلس دندي
Welcome to the website of the Dundee-Nablus
Twinning Association. We exist to encourage friendship and
understanding between the people of Nablus and the people of Dundee.
Celebrating Palestinian Literature
|A Rug of a Thousand Colours|
Poetry reading (Tessa Ransford & Iyad Hayatleh)
|Thur 16th April||7–8pm|
A discussion of this novel by Sahar Khalifa
|Wed 22nd April||7–8pm|
Creative writing workshop (booking essential)
|Sat 25th April||11am–1pm|
Palestinian stories performed by Blether Tay–Gither
|Tue 28th April||7pm–9pm|
Palestinians share their experiences
|Sat 2nd May||2pm–4pm|
|A Bird is not a Stone|
Poetry event based on this book
|Thur 7th May||evening|
We welcome Dundee City Council's decision to name a street in recognition
of the historic links between Dundee and Nablus.
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Our embroidery course attracted 12 keen stitchers.
We explored Palestinian designs and created some ourselves.
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We screened two of our new films at a packed event in the Hannah Maclure Centre,
Dundee on 19th November 2013.
This celebrated 33 years of twinning between Dundee and Nablus.
Read more about the films ...
Fraser Patrick, our Convener, presents his report for our AGM on our activities of the past year and thanks those who are retiring from the committee (himself included). Read more ...
and DNTA AGM 2013
Many of our members and others saw the film "5 Broken Cameras" at the DCA on 19th June 2013. We had a discussion about this film before we started our AGM.
It raises some controversial issues and there was a strong hope that others in Dundee could see it and consider the ways in which occupation shapes the lives of those in Bil'in and in Nablus.
Wedad Rami's blog
Wedad sent us description of her recent experiences of picking olives with friends near to Nablus. Even this peaceful activity turns out to be fraught with danger from illegal Israeli settlers. Read more ...
The Lord Provost, Bob Duncan, opened the DNTA's latest exhibition in the Central Library. It features embroidery, drawings by school pupils, photographs and ceramics. Read more ...
Fraser Patrick, our Convenor, presents his report for our AGM on our activities of the past year and our plans for the future Read more ...
Update Dec 2011 The Nablus Fire Department have told us that all the equipment and the fire engine has been released by the Israelis and is now in Nablus. Hurrah!
The Fire Brigades Union, with support from Dundee-Nablus Twinning Association, set off from Dundee to take two fire appliances and lots of equipment to Nablus. All went well until one machine developed serious mechanical problems in Greece and had to be abandoned.
Fortunately all equipment (and drivers) could be accommodated on the remaining
machine which completed its journey. At least it got to the Israeli port of
Haifa where the appliance and equipment were impounded by the
Israeli authorities. This is very disappointing and we hope that
the delivery can soon be completed.
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Rafiq spent 4 months in Dundee recently. On return to Nablus he helped his family with their annual olive harvest and sent us this report. Read more ...
The University of Abertay Dundee has signed
a co-operation agreement with An Najah National University in Nablus.
Students in a wide range of disciplines will be able to do part
of their studies in the other university
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Fraser Patrick, our Convenor, looks back at some of the challenges of the past year. Read more ...
Julia Droeber writes from Nablus about the unusual excuses she hears from students there. Read more ...
DNTA were proud to host four musicians from Nablus who played traditional Palestinan and Arabic music.
They also visited Craigie High School and the University of Abertay.
The Lord Provost of Dundee invited delegates from all Dundee's twin cities of Nablus (Palestine), Orleans (France), Wurzburg (Germany) and Alexandria (USA). We were pleased to welcome six delegates from Nablus.
AGM 2011 at DCA
Over 66 people came to the DCA to see the film "Budrus" which was screened at the request of DNTA. A discussion afterwards was very lively as the film provoked many thoughts and issues. This was followed by our AGM and election of committee members for the coming year.
Freddy the fireman - won!
At the AGM, Mary Henderson our Treasurer sold over â° in raffle tickets for Freedy the firefighter" (knitted by Dorothy Smith). This was to raise money for the fire engine which has been bought to send to Nablus. The winner was Sue McAllion (ticket no. 50). Thanks to all subscribers.
Two volunteers from Nablus worked with us between October 2010 and January 2011. They hosted an exhition in the Wellgate Library and met people throughout Dundee. We are very grateful to them for their work and hope they have a fruitful life in Nablus.
A collaboration between European cities and regions twinned with Nablus: Dundee, Lille, Napoli, Stavanger, Tuscany.
A joint meeting was held in Nablus in April 2010.
Archive of our older news