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safar 2016 As I Open my Eyes

SAFAR FILM FESTIVAL RETURNS TO LONDON WITH CURATOR RASHA SALTI’S CELEBRATION OF CONTEMPORARY ARAB CINEMA AND TRIBUTE TO MOHAMED KHAN Posted 01/08/2016

A vibrant celebration of Arab Cinema, the biennial SAFAR Film Festival, returns…

Salvation Army Review by Alberto Fernández Carbajal Posted 09/10/2014

Salvation Army (2013) Film Review   Alberto Fernández Carbajal is Leverhulme Fellow…

Silver Treasures from the Land of Sheba: A Synopsis Posted 02/10/2014

Marjorie Ransom is a Middle East specialist who has lived and worked throughout…

Interview with Director & Professor Samir Seif by Rosa Perez Posted 25/09/2014

PERSONAL ENCOUNTER WITH DIRECTOR & PROFESSOR SAMIR SEIF At Nabila Hotel, Mohandiseen, Cairo, Egypt….

Rosa Perez Interviews Cinema Critic & Scriptwriter Rafik El Saban Posted 16/09/2014

PERSONAL ENCOUNTER WITH THE CINEMA CRITIC AND SCRIPTWRITER: RAFIK EL SABAN 18th…

Algerian Women’s Tradition Dress by Naila Missous Posted 24/06/2014

Algiers Like many countries, Algeria prides itself in an array of traditional…

Algerian Jewellery: Art and Culture in Timely Pieces Posted 27/05/2014

By Naila Missous. The story of Algerian jewellery dates back to prehistoric…

Hooked on Arab Stereotypes by Joseph Willits Posted 11/02/2014

“The Arab community in the UK is often seen as more transitional, a temporary bloc of people, usually with significant financial capital to inves…

The Winners of the 2013 Said Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation Posted 22/01/2014

Announcing the joint winners of the 2013 Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation JONATHAN WRIGHT and WILLIAM M HUTCH…

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Bye bye 2013, Hello 2014!! Posted 07/01/2014

2013 HAS BEEN A GREAT YEAR, AND 2014 WILL BE EVEN BETTER! The Arab British Centre has had a spectacular year and we’re delighted to sha…

Hassan Abdulrazzak wins the Award for Culture 2013 Posted 17/11/2013

The Arab British Centre is pleased to announce that the Award for…

Interview with Omarivs Ioseph Filivs Dinæ Posted 06/11/2013

“London is ironically significant because your legitimacy in the West makes you worthy of note back in Palestine. What is very true of many Pales…

They Took Me To The Sweets Factory Posted 01/10/2013

There’s sweetness at the heart of everything. This Autumn’s edition is a reflection of where we’ve spent the last few months. With a philosophy of own…

A Free and Open Space: P21 Gallery and #WithoutWords Posted 30/07/2013

A Free and Open Space: P21 Gallery & #Withoutwords By Ruba Asfahani* This article was first published on www.muftah.org and has been reproduced …

In the open: An Artistic Perspective on Bahrain Posted 30/07/2013

In the Open: An Artistic Perspective on Bahrain By Ruba Asfahani. This article was first published on www.theculturetrip.com and has been reproduced…

Papa Hedi: Discovering the Frank Sinatra of the Arab World Posted 30/07/2013

PAPA HEDI: Discovering the Frank Sinatra of the Arab World By Ruba Asfahani. This article was first published on www.theculturetrip.com and has been…

We have won the Unesco-Sharjah Prize! Posted 01/04/2013

We are delighted to announce THE ARAB BRITISH CENTRE WINS THE UNESCO-SHARJAH…

The Nile Project in Aswan Posted 10/02/2013

BBC Radio 3 World Routes Presents First chance to hear music from…

Alchemy in the Middle East by Christopher Danieli Posted 03/12/2012

I have always been fascinated by the history of alchemy, especially in…

Exhibition: Britain in Palestine by Anne Lineen Posted 01/10/2012

Britain in Palestine is a research and exhibition project on British rule…

Interviews Posted 26/09/2012

Exclusive: An Interview with Marwan Hamed An Interview with Marwan Hamed By…

Ali Ferzat in his own words Posted 03/06/2012

IN HIS OWN WORDS Ali Ferzat on Art, Censorship, freedom and the…

Film Review: Where do we go now (2011) | Dir. Nadine Labaki Posted 26/03/2012

By Salima Odeh Set in a small Lebanese village against the backdrop of a civil war, Labaki’s most recent feature explores the life of a…

Film Review: Habibi (2011) | Dir. Susan Youssef Posted 22/03/2012

By Mohammad Mirbashiri Caught between a rock and a hard place, Habibi tells the morose tale of a young Palestinian couple in love against all…

Film Review: The Oath (2010) | Dir: Laura Poitras Posted 23/03/2011

By Mohammad Mirbashiri A pillow case is lifted to the reveal the face of a bearded man who sits kneeling, hands and feet bound, in a dimly li…

Documentary Filmmaking in Morocco by Saeed Taji-Farouky Posted 03/03/2011

There is a saying in Arabic that translates as “I see the…

Sura, an Egyptian Film by Yasser Alwan Posted 03/01/2011

Sura A Film by Yasser Alwan Photographer Yasser Alwan pairs his compelling…

Signs of our times at Leighton House Museum Posted 14/12/2010

By Syma Mohammed I first heard about Leighton House two years ago at Lure of the East, a British-Orientalist art exhibition. I discovered t…

Remi Kanazi at Poetry International Posted 16/11/2010

By Syma Mohammed Remi Kanazi, Palestinian-American poet and activist, gave a rousing performance at South Bank’s annual Poetry International …

Reem Kelani in Concert Posted 29/10/2010

The following article was written by Susannah Tarbush and published in the Saudi Gazette. Arab British Centre raises its cultural profil…

Interlude in a Sandstorm by William Fullerton Posted 03/09/2010

Interlude in a Sandstorm by William Fullerton Forty years ago I had…