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Last of the Dictionary Men: Stories from the South Shields Yemeni Sailors

Opening Reception

You are warmly invited to the opening reception of the Exhibition with an introductory talk by Iranian film director, Tina Gharavi. Bridge + Tunnel Productions has developed a unique project, engaging two international artists (Tina Gharavi and Youssef Nabil) to work collaboratively with 14 Yemeni sailors, the last survivors of the first-generation who settled in South Shields. A series of thirteen hand-coloured portraits by the internationally renowned photographer, Youssef Nabil, captures the first generation of Yemeni sailors with the pride they embody as individuals and as a community.

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