About Us
about-gatherton-arts
Gatherton ARTS is working to enliven the cultural sector in the country. Gatherton Arts recognises the value of cultural activity – as a means in itself but also an opportunity to engage with local and international communities. Gatherton Arts believes that cultural engagement is a key component in the continued development of Iraq. A vibrant cultural landscape reflects a sense of shared well-being – breeding self-confidence, demonstrating accessibility and openness. Through education and engagement, culture empowers people to grow together. It provides opportunity that feeds the wider economic landscape and fosters communication, understanding and a sense of community across cultures and languages.
  SKAKESPEARE LIVES  
SHAKESPEARE LIVES IRAQ

Shakespeare Lives is an unprecedented global programme of events and activities celebrating the work of playwright, poet and actor William Shakespeare, marking the 400th anniversary of his death in 2016.

A British Council initiative, Shakespeare Lives is taking place in almost every country around the world, from Spain to Taiwan, New Zealand to Malaysia and from Poland to Mexico.
Gatherton Arts is working in partnership with the British Council to bring this amazing and unique cultural programme to Iraq.
Shakespeare is a universal source of inspiration. His work can be reimagined, reinterpreted and retold across many diverse cultures.
Shakespeare Lives Iraq presents Shakespeare in many forms, from theatre to music, film and debate, whilst also using his work as a mirror to explore the traditions and heritage of Iraq.

Globe to Globe Hamlet in Bangkok. Photo by Supanit Riansrivilai