DOHA: Katara said yesterday it will hold a festival of solidarity in support of Gaza on August 8. The festival will include cultural events, art shows and musical performances by singers, artistes and poets. There will also be art exhibitions in collaboration with centres and associations in Katara such as Qatar Fine Arts Society, Qatar Photographic Society and Visual Art Centre.
Katara and Aspire Zone restaurants will also donate their earnings on that day for Palestinians in Gaza.
The festival’s events will start at 9pm and end at 11pm and will be organised in collaboration with Qatar Red Crescent (QRC), Qatar TV, Al Rayyan TV and Qmedia.
Katara said revenues from the festival will be donated to people in Gaza who are facing a humanitarian disaster. Donations can be made via phone, text message, online and through QRC.
People can donate through www.qrcs.org.qa or by sending the message (Qatar) to 92766. Donations can also be delivered to QRC’s offices in Old Salata and the Corniche, its branch in Al Khor (Tel: 44027883), its women’s branch in Nuaija near Al Obaidary Roundabout (Tel: 44027862), or by calling 66666364.
QRC representatives will be present to receive donations in shopping centres such as City Centre, Landmark, Villaggio, Hyatt Plaza, The Mall and Al Meera branches, and at Al Amal Hospital.
Donations can also be made to account number 6010-164614-001 or IBAN QA02CBQA000000006010164614001.
On July 24 and 25, Katara and Aspire Zone restaurants launched a campaign in solidarity with the people of Gaza and donated sales revenues to provide relief to those affected by Israeli attacks on the enclave.