Community members and partners organise a diverse series of events during each edition of Harvest Festival Marrakech and even between editions. Exhibitions present photographers, textile artists, videographers and other creatives whose work evokes environmental and social themes. Film screenings bring documentaries and videos on local realities to the general public. Marketplaces offer local crafts, culinary products, cosmetics and agroecological fruits and vegetables. Musical events, featuring performers from Morocco and many other countries, range from small concerts to spontaneous jam sessions. Pop-up restaurants provide innovative culinary experiences in different venues. Roundtables gather people to discuss issues related to agroecology, biodiversity, culture and landscapes. Wellness sessions feature aromatherapy, massage, meditation, yoga and related practices. Workshops on beekeeping, cuisine, gardening, natural cosmetics, pottery, silk-screening and other topics promote learning and skill-building. If you would like to propose an event, please send your request to email@example.com.
Harvest Festival Marrakech, Repair, Renewal and Resilience, Earthquake Response Edition, 21.10.23 – 31.10.23
Harvest Festival Autumn 2023 edition has been reoriented from its intended programming to be responsive to the 6.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Marrakech and the High Atlas region late in the evening of September 8, leaving incomprehensible damage and losses across both community, culture and livelihoods. As of late September, at least 2,900 had been reported dead and over 300,000 displaced.
Our autumn 2023 programme will focus on the themes of repair, renewal and resilience. This edition will give us the opportunity to discuss alongside others, what the continued road to recovery looks like from the perspective of the collective effort that it will take us to get there. We hope that in this moment of collective grief that the festival can serve as a salve for us all by offering us a space to come together.