The Arab British Centre aims to further understanding of the Arab world by promoting its culture, sharing its knowledge and supporting a community of individuals and organisations that work to enhance friendship and collaboration between people of the UK and the Arab world.

What's On

Featured: Our Event

Oud, Darbuka & Music Literacy

19 January - 8 April '18

Featured: Our Event

Modern and Contemporary Art from the Arab World

1 - 22 February '18

Partner Event

Hassan Massoudy: Breath, Gesture and Light

7 December '17 - 27 January '18


Posted 22/12/2017

IN 2017

IN 2017 WE TURNED 40! 2017 marked 40 years since the founding of The Arab British Centre on 13 July 1977. Watch the film about our history here and about our 40th Anniversary Celebration and Award for Culture here. WE TRAVELLED Our Chairman and Executive Director participated in ‘Making Impact through Philanthropy’ at the British […]

Posted 28/11/2017

Today is #givingtuesday!

Posted 14/07/2017

Winner Hannah Khalil on receiving The Arab British Centre Award for Culture 2017

Posted 02/06/2017

‘Camouflage’ by Ahmed Masoud – Review by Rosa Pérez

Safar Film Festival 2016
Posted 31/01/2017

Celebrating Safar’s Success – Video

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The Arab British Centre library is a public borrowing library. Formerly a private collection put together over the past 40 years.

We organise and promote cultural and artistic events, and host a community of like-minded resident organisations at our central London premises.

Our meeting room is in the heart of the City of London and can be hired for use by registered organisations, societies and NGOs associated with Arab-British issues.