Halabja artistic revival consecrated at Portsmouth cathedral

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Halabja: In the Golden Days, a recent exhibition in Portsmouth Cathedral, looked back to the time before 1988 when the town was devastated by a chemical weapons attack. For decades Halabja was a cultural hub and intellectual centre. Gulan, a British-based charity that promotes Kurdish culture, showcased Halabja’s rich cultural history by displaying the works of its artists and providing a platform for the town’s residents to share their memories and dreams. Portsmouth, with a Kurdish community of around 4,000 many of whom were originally from Halabja, was chosen as the venue for the exhibition…

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