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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…

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

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

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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…

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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….

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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…

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

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

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

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

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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…

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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…

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

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

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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…

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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…

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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 …

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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…

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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…

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

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

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The Nile Project in Aswan Posted 10/02/2013

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

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

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

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

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

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Interviews Posted 26/09/2012

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

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

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

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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…

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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…

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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…

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

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

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

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

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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…

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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 …

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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…

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

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