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  • Tickets from £7.00 - £15.00
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  • Over 12
  • Thu, 4th Jul 2024 @ 19:00 - 22:00
  • 19:00 - 22:00

Palestinians in the West Bank cannot travel more than 10 kilometres without being stopped by Israeli restrictions. 

Checkpoints, demands for permits, and the apartheid wall surrounding the occupied territories are all part of the struggle of daily life.

Freedom to Rum is a feature-length documentary that follows the Palestinian running group 'Right to Movement' and a group from Glasgow as they train for and run, both the Palestine and Edinburgh marathons. Whilst in Palestine, the Scottish runners learn about the impact of the restrictions on everyday life, and that something as universal as running is far from an easy task. The runners discover that they are not so different, but that they live very different lives. 

The film has been made by Glaswegian filmmakers Dr. Cairsti Russell and Stephen Sheriff. It is inspired Russell's PhD research at the University of Glasgow into media perceptions of the Israel-Palestine conflict. Russell, a member of the University of Glasgow Media Group and who also features as a runner in the documentary, felt compelled to make the film after being confronted with the reality of life in Palestine when she first visited in 2012. 
Filmed in Scotland and Palestine in 2018 and 2019, Freedom to Run was completed in 2023, and premiered in Glasgow in October. Since then, the film, which has been supported by Glasgow City Council, has been seen by over 2000 people and 24 sell-out screenings across the UK, Europe and the USA. These screenings have so far raised over £10,000 for Medical Aid for Palestinians and have featured a Q&A with Sheriff and Russell. 

Join us on the 4th of July for a screening of the film, with a Q&A from the producers and drinks and networking. A proportion of the tickets will be donated to Medical Aid for Palestine and help facilitate further screenings. 




Ticket Event time Cost
Pay what you want / £15 19:00 - 22:00 £15.00
Pay what you want / £10 19:00 - 22:00 £10.00
Pay what you want / £7 19:00 - 22:00 £7.00



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RSA House has been home to the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufacture and Commerce) and its 30,000 strong fellowship since 1774 as well as some of the greatest thinkers and social activists of the past 200 years. Some notable names of past and present fellows you might recognise include Charles Dickens, Dame Judi Dench, Sir David Attenborough and Professor Steven Hawking. The Coffee House is open to the public Mon-Fri from 8:30am. We host ticketed event throughout the house regularly and there is something for everyone. Everyone is welcome. The house also hosts 11 bookable spaces that are available for all event types - from conferences to parties. Get in touch at for more details.


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The Royal Society Arts and Commerce is long historic charity that aims to make positive change for society. They're housed in stunning Georgian town house near Charing Cross and just off The Strand, on John Adam Street. Over the past 250 years, the building is now a hub for people from across the…


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  • Written by Ho

    Rating: 4


    Visited 3 weeks ago
    It was good environment within the RSA Great Hall amongst of a group reasonably friendly participants with a drink and then get on the serious business of life drawing with a model and instructor. The session could be improved with more explicit explanations of the purpose behind the practical drawing exercise about poses just before the session.
  • Written by Ben

    Rating: 5


    Visited 3 weeks ago
    What a fine event full of direction friendly & professionally presented for all levels in one of the best Life drawing rooms in London.

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