Hoping for Palestine

What do you get if you cross rock and roll royalty, kings of comedy, counter-culture heroes, contemporary poets and one football legend? A legendary night of solidarity with the youth of Palestine.

Since its inception in 2006, Hoping has constantly strived to raise awareness and money for Palestinian refugee children in the most creative and memorable of ways. June 2018 was no exception. Karma Nabulsi and Bella Freud, the founders and trustees, managed to once again institute history with a night of hope for a cause deserving of peace and freedom.


The benefit concert held at London’s Roundhouse, provided the perfect backdrop for music royalty and nobles of the spoken word to grace the stage with performances by Patti Smith, The Libertines and Sonic youth’s Thurston Moore literally rocking the house. Set recitals delivered by Eric Cantona, Frankie Boyle and Loyle Carner captivated the crowd with a mix of original works as well as pieces by award-winning artists such as Samih al Qasim and Mahmoud Darwish.


Over the past decade, HOPING events, HOPING supporters and wonderfully generous donors have raised nearly three million pounds for young Palestinian refugees across camps in Gaza, the West Bank, Lebanon and Syria.

For more information, please visit: www.hopingfoundation.org