1000 Londoners

Faris in is and is a Dabka dancer.

Faris is a full time student who’s a group leader of 8 that teaches Palestinian folk dancing, called Dabka. Dabka is a Palestinian cultural dance, which orginated in the Levant that dates back to the 1880’s. This was the time where houses were built with a roof made of wood, straw and dirt. The roofs had to be compacted to make them even which would be done by stumping hard on them in a uniform way.  The Dabka dance and the rhythmic songs go together, and it helped the workers to keep their work useful and more enjoyable.

 

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Questions & Answers

  • What's your first memory of London? It was a summer and my family had a picnic for 3 days in a row with different people.
  • What do you miss when you're away from London? The morning liveliness of the roads in the morning.
  • What's your favourite neighbourhood? Hillingdon because it's my area.
  • What's your favourite building? My favourite building has to be the London eye.
  • What's your ideal day out in London? My ideal day would be me going to the gym and working out then play a nice ps3 game with my brother.
  • What's your ideal night out in London? That would be me going to central with my friends and eat in Nandos.
  • What's your most hated building? I'm not to sure I have one.
  • What's the best view in London? A hill in regent's street called primrose hill.
  • What's your favourite open space? Hyde park
  • What's your favourite bar, pub or restaurant? 5 Guys
  • What's the most interesting shop? M&M's world
  • What's your favourite place to hang out? Nadi park royal is the best
  • What's been your most memorable night out in London? Had a night out not knowing I have an exam the next day and I only realised half way through the night and had to run back and revise.
  • How would you like to spend your ideal day off in London? With my family and friends
  • Where would you take someone visiting from out of town? Primrose hill is the place to take people because it has the best view in my opinion.
  • What's the worst journey you've had to make in London? Broke my hand in 2 different places
  • What's your personal London landmark? London eye
  • Who's your favourite fictional Londoner? Sherlock Holmes
  • What's your favourite London film, book or documentary? Anouvahood a comedy.
  • If you could travel to any time period in London, past or future, where would you go? 1983 I think would be great
  • For you, who is the ultimate Londoner? I'm not to sure.