Bethlehem Unwrapped is a collaboration between St James’s Church, Piccadilly, and a creative team led by artistic director Justin Butcher, working with Amos Trust, Holy Land Trust in Bethlehem, Interpal, ICAHD UK, Jews for Justice for Palestinians, P21 Gallery,Tipping Point North South, War on Want and Zaytoun CIC plus generous support from Ottolenghi, Fairtrade Parcel by Parcel wine, Treatment Studio/Third Company and XL Video.
Lucy Winkett “St James’s Church Piccadilly is delighted to be hosting this festival. The whole Church Council joins me in welcoming artists, musicians, speakers and visitors to St James’s over the twelve days of Christmas. Twenty members of the church visited the Holy Land in October of this year and the positive and hopeful programme reflects the aspirations of the inspiring Palestinian and Israeli peacemakers we met there. At Christmas, when we will be singing ‘O Little Town of Bethlehem’, we are glad to be in solidarity with the people of Bethlehem by celebrating the culture of the land that Jews, Muslims and Christians all call holy.”