Rally Marrakech Sahara – 2017
Casablanca excursion – 2017
Gala dinner at St. James’ Court, A Taj Hotel, 54 Buckingham Gate, London SW1E 6AF followed by a raffle and auction.
Documentary film “Bastards’’ followed by discussion with Deborah Perkin (producer & director) and with Rabha (central character in the film).
Joint event with the Moroccan Children’s Trust at The Lexi Cinema, 194b Chamberlayne Rd, Kensal Rise, London NW10 3JU
Benedicte Clarkson, the rally organiser, shares her very interesting blog and beautiful photos of the very successful Rally here.
Next year’s rally will take place from Sunday 7 to Friday 12 May 2017 and will go through the Dades Valley at the same time as the famous sweet smelling Rose Festival.
21 members of the British Moroccan Society enjoyed a very special excursion to Tangier & Tetuan (19-23 April 2016) comprising:
- visits to 8 inspirational charities/organisations
- a thrilling show at the Darna Theatre
- generous hospitality in 5 gorgeous private homes and gardens
- talks given by 2 authors in the group at the British University campus in Tangier
- tours of Palais Moulay Hafid and the America Legation
© Aine Marsland
For more info about the charities in Tangier, please go to
“I was delighted to be invited to speak to members of the British Moroccan Society about my experiences living with a family of former nomads in Morocco’s Draa Valley, and my recent publication ‘The Djinn in the Skull: Stories from hidden Morocco’.
I shared the story of my immersion in Moroccan culture and how the experience changed and transformed my life; and how listening to the stories which are shared informally whenever Moroccans gather together socially, led to my imagining and writing my own Moroccan stories.
The audience was wonderful, both engaged in my own personal story and responsive to the stories from ‘The Djinn in the Skull’ which I read out for them. The whole evening was perfectly rounded off with Moroccan mint tea and cookies.”
For more information or to purchase Samantha’s book, you can visit her website:
Iftar – July 2015
Talk at the House of Lords – April 2015
Morocco Excursion – November 2014
Gala Dinner – November 2014
Iftar – July 2014