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An evening hearing about the experiences and culture of Syrian refugee families living in Perth will take place later this month.

The Perth branch of Amnesty International is hosting a ‘sounds and stories from Syria’ evening at St John’s Episcopal Church on the city’s Princes Street on Wednesday, September 26.

The evening will take place from 7.30pm and aims to share the experiences of Syrian refugee families with the families themselves serving a range of refreshments in the church.

Internationally acclaimed guitarist Ayman Jarjour will also be performing at the evening.

Betsy MacQueen, who runs the Perth Amnesty International group, said: “Welcoming the Syrian refugee families has led many of us in Perth to know and understand more about Syrian culture.

“Last autumn, one of the younger refugees helped introduce the internationally acclaimed Syrian guitarist Ayman Jarjour, playing breathtakingly at St John’s Episcopal Church in Perth.

“This year, we are delighted that Ayman will again be with us.

“This time he will be joined by his Scottish wife, Alyson, in what promises to be a fascinating evening – he will delight us with his music, while she uses story to explore cultural differences between Syria and Scotland.


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