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April 2017

‘Still’ Judy Price Exhibtion

In this exhibition, UK based artist Judy Price presents a unique and complex body of work focused on Palestine. Two multi-screen installations and a photographic piece reflect in very different ways on Palestine’s colonial past and the current lived experience of occupation. This exhibition’s subject is timely; 2017 marks 100 years since the Balfour declaration, the British colonial policy between 1917-1948 which resulted in the mass displacement of the Palestinian nation and people. Within This Narrow Strip Of Land is a multi screen audio-visual installation.…

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April 14 @ 11:00 am - June 18 @ 6:00 pm
16 Narrow Quay
Bristol, BS1 4QA United Kingdom
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Basim Magdy

Arnolfini presents The Stars Were Aligned For a Century of New Beginnings, the first UK solo exhibition by Egyptian artist Basim Magdy. Basim Magdy’s work is rooted in dreams, scientific theory and failed utopian ambitions. Full of humour and quiet melancholy, his works on paper and in film, photography and slide projection reflect on the present social and political climate and our collective failure as, in the desire for progress, we repeat the same mistakes over and over again in…

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May 2017

History of Carpets from the Islamic World

May 4 - June 8
The Arab British Centre,
United Kingdom
History on carpets from the Islamic World

The Arab British Centre is delighted to present a new course ‘History of Carpets from the Islamic World’ with Roberta Marin May – June 2017 This course will be fully dedicated to the history of carpet production in the Islamic world. Through the analysis of the most iconic carpets, held in famous museums and collections in Europe and abroad, you will become familiar with threads, materials, patterns and trends as well as with patrons and places of manufacture. The history of carpets’ trade…

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Oud, Darbuka and Music Literacy Courses with Taqasim Music School

May 5 - July 16
Oud, Darbuka and Music Literacy Courses with Taqasim Music School May-July 2017

The Arab British Centre is delighted to present Oud, Darbuka and Music Literacy Courses with Taqasim Music School May - July 2017 Taqasim Music School launched in March 2011 with the objective of providing education on Middle Eastern music culture. Under the direction of Iraqi Oud Master Ahmed Mukhtar, both theory and instrumental courses are taught by professional musicians on a regular basis. The aim is to provide affordable access to the music heritage of the Middle-East and promoting dialogue…

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‘Thread of Light’ Exhibition

May 18 - May 31

‘Thread of Light’ is a two week group art exhibition, a combination of colour, light and creativity inspired by the Middle East and North Africa. From the 17th to the 31st May 2017, Iraqi born artist and curator Asmaa Alanbari showcases artwork with heritage or interest in the Middle East at P21 Gallery London. She brings together artists of different languages and religions in a selection of stimulating work subverting the stereotypes often associated with the region. Going beyond the…

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Banipal Book Club

May 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Bamboo Stalk

The next Banipal Book Club will be discussing The Bamboo Stalk by Kuwaiti author Saud Alsanousi on Tuesday 23rd May 2017, 6:30-8 pm, in the library at the Arab British Centre, 1 Gough Square, London, EC4A 3DE. Saud Alsanousi's The Bamboo Stalk won the 2013 International Prize for Arabic Fiction and the 2016 Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation. The Book Club will be joined by prize-winning translator Jonathan Wright, who has twice won the Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation.…

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April 2017

Letters from Baghdad in UK Cinemas

April 21 - May 31

Directed by Sabine Krayenbühl and Zeva Oelbaum, Letters from Baghdad tells the story of Gertrude Bell who left the confines of Edwardian England to seek freedom and independence in the Arabian desert and became the most powerful woman of her day in the British Empire. In the aftermath of WWI, Bell helped to draw the borders of modern Iraq, was instrumental in installing its first king and founded the Iraq Museum that was infamously ransacked in 2003. The first feature-length documentary on…

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A Perilous Journey: Stories of Migration

PositiveNegatives in partnership with SOAS presents: A Perilous Journey: Stories of Migration A Perilous Journey is an exhibition drawing upon a selection of PositiveNegatives rich ethnographic portfolio around refugee migration stories. Concentrating on contemporary real-life stories from Syria and Iraq, we follow two men and two women on their long difficult journeys fleeing conflict and persecution. The exhibit includes Khalid’s, Hasko’s and Dana’s Stories detailing three separate harrowing journeys across Europe to reach safety from the conflict in Syria. Nadia’s…

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May 2017

Spring Reign UK Tour

May 10 - June 3

A powerful and compelling new play about the crisis in Syria, based on first-hand accounts of Syrian refugees, aid workers, activists, journalists and photographers. This hard-hitting and incredibly moving dramatic performance features live original music, frontline photography and an opportunity for discussion with members of the Syrian community. Produced and directed by Benedict Power and scripted by award-winning writer Rob Johnston. TOUR DATES - SPRING 2017 (Click the venue link to book tickets) The Lowry, Salford - 10th May Harrogate Theatre…

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June 2017

Arabic Language Courses June-July 2017

Arabic Courses The Arab British Centre

We are delighted to present our Arabic Language Courses for June - July 2017 Our Arabic language classes are taught by Ibrahim Othman who has several years’ experience of teaching Arabic at a variety of levels, both in his native Syria and in the UK. Each course costs £145 and your place will be confirmed once payment is complete. Scroll down for the descriptions and contents of the courses. Registration deadline: 22 May 2017.  Please also note that we have a…

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