06 July 2013 8:00pm - 10:00pm
The Mosaic Rooms, 226 Cromwell Road London SW5 0SW
Discover about the early Arab Christian chanting traditions.
05 July 2013 11:59am - 12:00pm
University of the Arts, London
MA Scholarship at University of the Arts, London 2013/14 for Middle Eastern Students Announced. Deadline 5 July 2013.
04 July 2013 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Some of the best new writing from Kuwait, introduced by SABAB Theatre’s Georgina Van Welie and Sulayman Al-Bassam.
04 July 2013 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH
UK premiere screening of Syrian film Round Trip, preceded by two shorts from the Dubai International Film Festival.
03 July 2013 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Caitlin McLeod directs a reading of Sabra by Ismail Khalidi.
01 July 2013 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Foyle’s Bookshop, 113-119 Charing Cross Rd, London, WC2H 0EB
Celebrating the English translation of Rabai al-Madhoun’s The Lady from Tel Aviv.
29 June 2013 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Yazan Khalili will discuss the works featured in the exhibition with curator and jury member Nicola Gray.
28 June 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
ICA, The Studio, The Mall, London, SW1Y 5AH
Gaza-based authors Ali Abukhattib and Samah al Sheikh discuss their work.
27 June 2013 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Caitlin McLeod directs a reading of Keffiyeh/Made in China by Dalia Taha.
26 June 2013 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Oasis Theatre Group presents Ammar Haj Ahmad in a reading of Mawlana, a new play by Syrian playwright Alfares Alzahabi.
24 June 2013 11:00am - 28 June 2013 5:00pm
The Arab British Centre, 1 Gough Square, London EC4A 3DE
Photos by John Perkins and stories by Mona Abouissa from Egypt's most magical ministry.
23 June 2013 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Cockpit Theatre, Gateforth St, NW8 8EH
Oasis Theatre Group presents the world premiere of Kan Ya Makan (Once Upon A Time).
22 June 2013 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS
Double bill bringing together two of Algeria’s most outspoken musicians. Opening Night of Shubbak Festival 2013.
22 June 2013 11:00am - 16 August 2013 6:00pm
A selection of work from YAYA12 for the first time in the UK.
07 June 2013 9:30am - 08 June 2013 5:30pm
This 2-day forum will open discussions about society, culture and everyday life in Iraq.
03 June 2013 8:00pm - 10:30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS
Separated by history for fifty years, an orchestra of Jewish & Muslim Algerian musicians reunites.
02 June 2013 4:20pm - 25 July 2013 6:45pm
Cornerhouse, 70 Oxford Street, Manchester M1 5NH
Season of North African films with a special focus on Egypt.
01 June 2013 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Chelsea Old Town Hall, King's Road, London, SW3 5EZ
Arabian Nights Storytelling and Quiz with Wafa Tarnowska
31 May 2013 12:00pm -
Arabia Books, 70 Cadogan Place, London SW1X 9AH
Internship in Publishing Literary Translations (Arabic) at the Centre for the Advanced Study of the Arab World.
30 May 2013 7:00pm - 10:00pm
The Islington, 1 Tolpuddle St, London, N1 0XT
Hailing from Lebanon but currently based in Paris, Yasmine came to prominence in her home country with duo Soapkills.
28 May 2013 7:00pm - 9:00pm
The Frontline Club, 13 Norfolk Place, London W2 1JG
New writing on the profound changes shaking the region.
28 May 2013 6:00pm - 8:00pm
The Institute of Education, The Drama Studio (Main Building level I), 20 Bedford Way, WC1H 0AL
Serageldin talk; "Rebirth and Revolution: The Story of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina"
23 May 2013 6:30pm - 8:30pm
The Royal Asiatic Society, 14 Stephenson Way, NW1 2HD.
Lecture by Professor Owen Wright.
22 May 2013 7:00pm - 8:30pm
The Mosaic Rooms, 226 Cromwell Road, London SW5 0SW
Mapping the history and society of the Holy Land.
22 May 2013 6:45pm - 8:00pm
P21 Gallery, 21 Chalton Street, London NW1 1JD
Discussion on the novel Absent by Betool Khedairi with Dr Nadia Atia, Lecturer in World Literatures.
17 May 2013 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Khalili Lecture Theatre, SOAS, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG.
Thirteen stories of young activists from across the Arab world.
16 May 2013 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Rich Mix, 35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA.
Documentary film about Palestinian minors who return from imprisonment in Israeli jails.
14 May 2013 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Performance Space, St John Street, London EC1V 4PB
Oxford Maqam performs songs of two of the most popular figures in the history of Arabic music.
10 May 2013 3:30pm - 6:30pm
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, London E1 7QX
Discussion featuring artists, writers, curators and filmmakers.
09 May 2013 10:00am - 18 June 2013 12:00am
Leighton House Museum
Open call for film submissions (shorts and features) for the Nour Festival of Arts 2013.
08 May 2013 7:15pm - 12 May 2013 9:55pm
The Nightingale Theatre, 29 - 30 Surrey Street, Brighton BN1 3PA.
A double-bill of plays written in response to the Arab Spring.
08 May 2013 6:30pm - 15 June 2013 6:00pm
Ayyam Gallery, 1st Floor, 143 New Bond Street, W1S 2TP
Syrian painter Safwan Dahoul’s first solo exhibition in the UK.
08 May 2013 9:00am - 14 June 2013 9:00pm
Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3GA
An exhibition by Palestinian artist Raedah Saadeh.
03 May 2013 7:30pm - 15 May 2013 8:30pm
Barbican Cinema & University of London
This year's festival involves 38 titles and 24 guest speakers.
02 May 2013 7:00pm - 01 June 2013 12:00am
The Russet, Hackney Downs Studios, Amhurst Terrace, London E8 2BT
New solo show.
02 May 2013 10:00am - 06 July 2013 6:00pm
ARTSPACE London, 7 Milner Street, London SW3 2QA
Exhibition featuring works by Jeffar Khaldi and Tarek Al-Ghoussein.
01 May 2013 7:00pm -
Launch of Sarah Al-Hamad's latest dessert recipe cookery book.
25 April 2013 8:00pm -
Rich Mix, 35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA.
In the wake of the Egyptian revolution, four women speak of their fight for the future.
24 April 2013 6:20pm -
Institut Franҫais, 17 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2DT
What could compel two ordinary, football-loving brothers to become part of a cell of suicide bombers?
22 April 2013 7:00pm -
The Mosaic Rooms, 226 Cromwell Road, London SW5 0SW.
Book launch and poetry readings with Rachida Madani and her translator Marilyn Hacker.
21 April 2013 1:00pm - 2:45pm
artsdepot, 5 Nether Street, Tally Ho Corner, London N12 0GA
Kanun (stringed instrument) performance by Maya Youssef, voted Syria's Best Young Musician 2006.
20 April 2013 10:00am - 27 April 2013 9:00pm
A week of live music and educational activities feat. Saharawi singer and percussionist Aziza Brahim.
17 April 2013 10:00am - 20 October 2013 6:00pm
Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG
Exhibition by the Lebanese artist, a pioneer of abstract art.
16 April 2013 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Shireen El Feki on Sex and the Citadel: Intimate Life in a Changing Arab World.
16 April 2013 6:00pm - 30 April 2013 10:00pm
Watershed, 1 Canons Road, Harbourside, Bristol BS1 5TX.
Film season celebrating fresh perspectives on Egypt and its people.
12 April 2013 12:00pm - 30 April 2013 12:00pm
Sandpit Arts is looking for four 30-minute plays by new writers that engage with the Arab world. Deadline 31 May 2013.
12 April 2013 10:00am - 11 May 2013 5:00pm
Selma Feriani Gallery, 23 Maddox Street, London W1S 2QN
Photographs that breathe light, warmth and hope into the dark situation of Palestinian refugees.
11 April 2013 8:30pm - 26 April 2013 9:30pm
Exclusive talks & film screenings each week across three London venues.
11 April 2013 9:00am - 18 May 2013 5:00pm
Studio 3 Gallery, Jarman Building, School of Arts, Canterbury CT2 7UG
Exhibition of Contemporary Palestinian Art by 5 artists.
08 April 2013 1:00pm - 11 June 2013 7:30pm
Arabic Langauge Courses at beginner levels from April - June 2013.
04 April 2013 6:30pm - 8:30pm
The Arab British Centre Library, 1 Gough Square, London EC4A 3DE
Discussion of Nobel Laureate for Literature Naguib Mahfouz's Arabian Nights and Days.
03 April 2013 6:00pm - 10 April 2013 9:00pm
BFI Southbank, Hackney Picture House, ICA, Barbican
This year's BEV celebrates Arab women filmmakers.
03 April 2013 6:00pm - 19 June 2013 8:00pm
Click here for details of our next course, starting in April 2013.
02 April 2013 10:30am - 30 April 2013 5:30pm
Darnley Fine Art, 18 Milner Street, London SW3 2PU
Exhibition of more than thirty 19th century paintings.
31 March 2013 7:30pm - 16 April 2013 9:30pm
Finborough Theatre, 118 Finborough Road, London SW10 9ED
Caryl Churchill's 1972 play.
27 March 2013 7:00pm - 9:00pm
A Million Steps is a view of the 440km trail that runs through the majestic Lebanese mountains.
23 March 2013 4:00pm - 10:30pm
St Ethelburga's, 78 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AG
Sounds of Sudans celebrates the diverse cultures & lifestyles of Sudan & South Sudan.
22 March 2013 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Ritzy Cinema, Brixton Oval, London SW2 1JG
First full-length feature film shot entirely inside Saudi Arabia, directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour.
22 March 2013 11:00am - 07 April 2013 6:00pm
6 / 16 Gallery, King Street, Cambridge , CB1 1LN
The Syrian-born artist exhibits exclusive recent works.
22 March 2013 11:00am - 28 March 2013 5:00pm
An exhibition of infographics on Iraq by Mona Chalabi.
21 March 2013 9:00am - 25 March 2013 10:00pm
Festival of contemporary Iraqi culture featuring music, film, art & more.
17 March 2013 6:00pm - 31 March 2013 6:00pm
Competition to find16-25 year old artists, graphic designers, photographers & filmmakers living in Saudi Arabia & the UAE.
15 March 2013 6:30pm - 16 March 2013 8:30pm
ICA & Ritzy Cinema
Story of a Jordanian Bedouin woman who trains to become a solar engineer.
13 March 2013 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Clement House, Room 1.03, 99 Aldwych, London WC2B 4JF
Dr Nadia Mounajjed discuses current research related to visual culture in the Gulf region.
08 March 2013 8:40pm - 10:30pm
BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XT
IWD Gala: Wadjda screening plus Q&A with Director Haifaa Al-Mansour
08 March 2013 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Victoria & Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL
Concert by Simon Lagnawi of traditional Gnawa music originating from sub-Saharan Africa.
07 March 2013 8:00pm - 10:30pm
Purcell Room, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX
World premiere of a live score by Lebanese composer Bushra El-Turk.
07 March 2013 10:00am - 24 May 2013 6:00pm
40 Elcho Street, London, SW11 4AU
Multi-media exhibition on border-crossing work, launching new space in Battersea.
02 March 2013 10:00am - 12:00pm
Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA
Al Jazeera documentary on Bahrain's revolution, part of the Between The Lines festival.
02 March 2013 9:30am - 4:30pm
AKU-ISMC London, 210 Euston Road London NW1 2DA
This course will highlight the multiple & changing constructs of gender roles & identities.
28 February 2013 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Khalili Lecture Theatre, SOAS, Thornhaugh Street, London WC1H 0XG
Documentary about Palestinian fair trade farmers, part of Fairtrade Fortnight.
Mosaic Rooms, 226 Cromwell Road, London SW5 0SW
Chris Menist plays rare Yemeni vinyl singles from the ‘60s & ‘70s featuring vintage oud & vocal music from Yemen.
28 February 2013 6:30pm - 8:30pm
February's Banipal Book Club will discuss A Muslim Suicide by Bensalem Himmich, translated by Roger Allen.
27 February 2013 12:00am - 11:59pm
Fobzu c/o The Arab British Centre, 1 Gough Square, London EC4A 3DE
Fobzu is looking to appoint a Scholarships Programme Coordinator.
26 February 2013 7:30pm - 23 March 2013 8:45pm
A prominent American archaeologist working in the West Bank is found murdered.
24 February 2013 7:00pm - 8:30pm
P21 Gallery, 21 Charlton Street, NW1 1JD
The academic & activist discusses the 'The Meaning of the Nakba on Palestinian cultural life in Palestinian cities'.
21 February 2013 6:30pm - 9:00pm
The Lexi Cinema, 194b Chamberlayne Road, Kensal Rise, NW10 3JU
Documentary screening. In a dangerous district in Baghdad Husham cares fiercely for a large group of damaged children.
17 February 2013 8:00pm - 10:30pm
Cafe OTO, 18 - 22 Ashwin Street, London E8 3DL
Egyptian band presenting a kind of Alternative Egyptian Music, mixing rock, jazz and blues with some Oriental music. The band was founded in 2005.
15 February 2013 2:00pm - 6:00pm
New Art Exchange, 39 - 41 Gregory Boulevard, Nottingham, NG7 6BE.
Exploring the rich variety of ways in which women working across the Middle East have sought to tell their stories.
14 February 2013 7:00pm - 9:00pm
London launch of Anwar Hamed’s Jaffa Prepares Morning Coffee. Hamed will do readings in English and Arabic.
13 February 2013 7:30pm - 10:00pm
St Michael’s Church, Chester Square, London SW1W 9HH
Concert bridging Arabic and Western traditions, including works by Succari, Rahbani & Prokofiev.
04 February 2013 7:00pm - 05 February 2013 9:30pm
Roger Allen named prize-winner for translation of A Muslim Suicide by Bensalem Himmich.
02 February 2013 6:45pm - 10:00pm
Featuring songs from the classical & folk Syrian tradition and stories from the heart of old Damascus based on the Hakawatee tradition.
01 February 2013 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Over-Seas House, Park Place, St James’s Street, London SW1A 1LR
Institute of Linguists on translation from Arabic into English.
01 February 2013 11:00am - 22 March 2013 6:00pm
Exhibition on the Yemeni Sailors of South Shields feat. both film & photographic portraits.
31 January 2013 7:30pm - 10:30pm
An evening of film and music, celebrating the cultural diversity of Europe's Muslim communities.
31 January 2013 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Brunei Gallery, SOAS, London WC1H 0XG
Lynn Welchman is Professor of Law with particular reference to the Middle East and North Africa in the SOAS School of Law.
The Open Door explores a middle-class Egyptian girl’s coming of sexual and political age.
30 January 2013 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Waterstone’s Piccadilly, 203-205 Piccadilly, London W1J 9HD
Panel debate and Q&A about writing under oppression & dictatorship in Syria, with Malu Halasa, Ghalia Kabbani & Nihad Sirees.
30 January 2013 6:30pm - 9:00pm
A celebration of the struggle for freedom and social justice, and the tactics employed by Egyptian activists.
30 January 2013 10:00am - 02 March 2013 6:00pm
Beliefs in Self-Deception probes issues relating to the volatile political situation within the Arab world.
29 January 2013 7:45pm - 9:30pm
An evening of cutting-edge discussion at the Southbank Centre in which 3 Syrian writers offer their responses to the current crisis in their country.
29 January 2013 7:45pm - 16 February 2013 9:30pm
Ovalhouse, 52-54 Kennington Oval, London SE11 5SW
Fictional account of the story of Amina Arraf, the blogger known as 'A Gay Girl In Damascus'. Written by Omar El-Khairy.
29 January 2013 7:30pm - 9:30pm
ICA, The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH
To Exist is to Resist: Young Poets' Words for These Times. Latest issue of Wasafiri, the Magazine of International Contemporary Writing.
29 January 2013 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Frontline Club, 13 Norfolk Place, London W2 1JG
Veteran war reporter Janine di Giovanni talks about her recent trip to Syria.
25 January 2013 10:00am - 09 March 2013 6:00pm
Ayyam Gallery, 143 New Bond Street , London W1S 2TP
Exhibition by the acclaimed Lebanese artist and architect at newly opened Ayyam Gallery in London.
24 January 2013 7:00pm - 9:00pm
An evening of poetry and discussion with poets from Palestine.
23 January 2013 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road, London, N1 9DX
Poet Aidan Dun introduces his ground-breaking new long poem, 'Unholyland'.
23 January 2013 11:00am - 1:00pm
Sotheby's, 34-35 New Bond Street, London W1A 2AA
Panel discussion exploring art as a tool for breaking down pre-existing barriers.
17 January 2013 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Rich Mix London, 47 Bethnal Green Road, E1 6LA, London
A Tragicomic Solo Show written and performed by Palestinian American Jennifer Jajeh.
17 January 2013 10:00am - 30 April 2013 5:00pm
Oriental Museum, Durham University, Elvet Hill, Durham DH1 3TH
Multi-media research exhibition.
16 January 2013 1:00pm - 20 March 2013 7:30pm
Arabic language classes at the Centre from January 2013.
16 January 2013 10:00am - 23 February 2013 6:00pm
ARTSPACE London, 7 Milner Street London SW3 2QA
Photography marking 10 years since the invasion of Iraq.
14 January 2013 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Lecture Recital Room, Guildhall, Silk Street, Barbican, EC2Y 8DT
Introduction to Arabic art-music and duo improvisation performance.
12 January 2013 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Iraqi Cultural Centre, 65-69 Shepherds Bush Green, London W12 8TX
John Curran discusses Agatha Christie's love of the Orient Express.
10 January 2013 10:00am - 06 March 2013 6:00pm
Lahd Gallery, 92 Heath Street, London NW3 1DP
Syrian artist Suhair Sibai explores the concept of identity.
20 December 2012 12:00pm - 12:01pm
27 Old Gloucester St, London WC1N 3XX
Submissions open for the 2013 LPFF and Pre-Festival Season.
19 December 2012 10:00am - 16 March 2013 6:00pm
P21 Gallery, 21 Chalton Street, London, NW1 1JD
Inaugural exhibition for the P21 Gallery.
12 December 2012 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Rare appearance by the Iraqi writer, filmmaker and poet.
08 December 2012 8:00pm - 10:30pm
Rich Mix, 35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA
French/Lebanese trumpeter plays jazz, funk & improvisation.
07 December 2012 6:00pm - 16 December 2012 10:00pm
Various across Bristol
This year’s festival focuses on four villages in West Bank Palestine.
06 December 2012 6:30pm - 8:30pm
An informal discussion evening with the Iraqi poet and novelist.
06 December 2012 10:00am - 28 December 2012 10:00pm
Despite brings together the work of a group of contemporary artists from Palestine.
03 December 2012 11:00am - 08 December 2012 6:00pm
Coningsby Gallery, Tottenham Street, London W1T 4RJ
Work by Moroccan artists Salah Benjkan, Nourredine Chater & Karim Attar.
01 December 2012 12:00pm - 12:01pm
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Call for dance, theatre & multi-media installations from the MENA region.
30 November 2012 7:30pm - 12 January 2013 10:00pm
The Tricycle Theatre, 269 Kilburn High Road, London NW6 7JR
A punky, modern reimagining of ancient tales at the Tricycle Theatre this Christmas.
30 November 2012 6:30pm - 10:00pm
V&A, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL
Challenge your perspective and step into a world of subversion.
26 November 2012 11:00am - 08 December 2012 6:00pm
A new installation by the collaborative art platform Febrik.
24 November 2012 9:30am - 4:30pm
AKU-ISMC, 210 Euston Road, London NW1 2DA
A short course on contemporary 'Middle Eastern' art.
23 November 2012 7:30pm - 25 November 2012 4:30pm
SOAS, London & Epstein Theatre, Liverpool
Written & performed by the New York-based comedienne.
22 November 2012 7:00pm - 28 November 2012 10:00pm
The Tabernacle, 35 Powis Square London W11 2AY
Three concerts at the Tabernacle, part of the Nour Festival of Arts 2012.
22 November 2012 6:00pm - 30 November 2012 5:00pm
An exhibition featuring mixed media works by eight contemporary Libyan artists.
21 November 2012 7:45pm - 01 December 2012 9:45pm
Soho Theatre, 21 Dean Street, London W1D 3NE
Six tales of revolution by different authors in this modern-day Arabian Nights.
20 November 2012 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Play inspired by Rafik Schami’s book, ‘Damascus Nights’. One performance only.
15 November 2012 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Arab British Centre Library, 1 Gough Square, London EC4A 3DE
The next book club discusses Lebanese author Hoda Barakat's The Tiller of the Waters.
14 November 2012 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Frontline Club, 13 Norfolk Place, London W2 1QJ
Bowen on his new book The Arab Uprisings: The People Want the Fall of the Regime.
13 November 2012 10:00am - 07 April 2013 5:30pm
Major exhibition of contemporary photography from the Middle East.
11 November 2012 11:30am - 1:00pm
Hackney Picture House, 270 Mare Street, London E8 1HE
Documentary portrait of the great Sudanese filmmaker, Gadalla Gubara (1920-2008).
09 November 2012 7:30pm - 10 November 2012 10:00pm
Arts Depot, 5 Nether Street, Tally Ho Corner, London N12 0GA
A dance adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic Henry V set in modern-day Palestine performed by Al Zaytouna.
08 November 2012 12:00pm - 23 November 2012 6:00pm
91-93 Great Portland Street, London W1W 7NX
Exhibition of contemporary photography from the Arab world.
07 November 2012 7:30pm - 10:00pm
St John's Smith Square, London SW1P 3HA
Quartet performs Chamber music by leading Lebanese composers.
07 November 2012 6:30pm - 09 November 2012 8:30pm
Marking 100 years since the birth of the Nobel Literature laureate.
05 November 2012 8:50pm - 11:00pm
Hackney Picture House, 270 Mare Street
, London E8 1HE
Story of a long-distance runner who became the symbol of a national liberation movement.
02 November 2012 12:00am -
The Reel Festivals Film Committee is calling for submissions of films & moving image both from Iraq and focusing on Iraq.
30 October 2012 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Passing Clouds, 1 Richmond Road, Dalston E8 4AA
Rare opportunity to see this much discussed classic of Arab cinema poised between fiction & documentary.
26 October 2012 8:30pm - 02 November 2012 9:00pm
The London MENA Film Festival (LMFF) kicks off on 26 October at the Tricycle Theatre and runs for 8 days.
25 October 2012 7:00pm -
The Flyover, 3-5 Thorpe Close, London W10 5XL
A panel conversation and live music from U-cef and The Arab League.
22 October 2012 3:00pm - 23 October 2012 7:00pm
SOAS & Kingston University
Talk on how Al-Rowwad has empowered young Palestinians on educational and artistic levels.
20 October 2012 9:00pm - 21 October 2012 1:30pm
Ciné Lumière, 17 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2DT
Ibrahim El-Batout delivers a searing account of the root causes of the Egyptian revolution.
20 October 2012 8:30pm - 21 October 2012 11:00pm
Various London Cinemas
Devastatingly powerful and sweepingly cinematic portrayal of what turns a group of football-loving kids into suicide bombers.
20 October 2012 12:00pm - 21 October 2012 1:00am
Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA.
The day-long programme features workshops, art exhibitions, culinary tastings & more.
17 October 2012 8:00pm - 03 November 2012 9:30pm
The Yard Theatre, Queen’s Yard, Hackney Wick, London E9 5EN
Drama, live music, film, animation and dance. Qudz captures the lunacy of living in a warzone.
16 October 2012 5:00pm - 26 November 2012 7:00pm
Series of lectures, film screenings & discussions delivered by significant voices in Palestinian filmmaking & scholarship.
14 October 2012 9:00pm - 20 October 2012 8:20pm
Zaytoun is the story of Yoni and Fahed, two exiles from a divided land.
13 October 2012 7:30pm -
Christ Church Spitalfields, Commercial Street, London E1 6QE
Music in aid of Syria including première of Kareem Roustom's oratorio The Son of Man, based on a text by Kahlil Gibran.
12 October 2012 6:00pm - 11:00pm
Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gardens, London W2 3XA
Lebanese sound artist Tarek Atoui peforms La Suite, a five-hour work inspired by classical Arab music.
11 October 2012 6:30pm - 15 October 2012 7:30pm
A hauntingly powerful tale of a reformed Algerian fundamentalist attempting to reintegrate into society...
11 October 2012 6:30pm -
Iniva at Rivington Place, London EC2A 3BA
A performance-lecture by Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige.
11 October 2012 3:30pm - 14 October 2012 10:40pm
Vue West End, Leicester Square London WC2
A charming tale of a young Saudi girl who will stop at nothing to earn enough money to buy...
11 October 2012 10:30am - 15 December 2012 5:00pm
Brunei Gallery, SOAS, Thornhaugh Street, London WC1
The story of Palestine under the British mandate.
09 October 2012 10:00am - 11 November 2012 6:00pm
23 Maddox Street, London W1S 2QN
Saudi artist Maha Malluh presents her first solo exhibition in London.
07 October 2012 11:00am - 28 October 2012 6:00pm
Old Truman Brewery, 81 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL
Edge of Arabia's most ambitious exhibition to date showcasing work by leading Arab artists.
06 October 2012 7:30pm -
Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA
Cairo-born performance storyteller Chirine El Ansary tells an epic tale.
05 October 2012 7:00pm - 07 October 2012 7:30pm
Royal Pavilion Gardens, Prince's Street, Brighton BN1 1ED
7 films. 5 workshops. 4 performances. 3 live acts. 2 art installations. 1 marquee...
05 October 2012 10:00am - 27 October 2012 6:00pm
ARTSPACE LONDON, 7 Milner Street, London SW3 2QA
Showcasing the works of 3 Saudi artists from Makkah.
01 October 2012 10:00am - 01 December 2012 10:00pm
Various participating venues across the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea
Contemporary artistic talent from the Middle East & North Africa.
28 September 2012 11:00am - 27 October 2012 6:00pm
91 - 93 Great Portland Street, London W1W 7NW
Group exhibition featuring artists such as Hassan Hajjaj.
27 September 2012 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Join us for the final Safar screening with the film's director, Marwan Hamed.
26 September 2012 8:30pm - 10:30pm
One-Zero is a multi-strand narrative with an all-star cast from the current Egyptian movie scene.
26 September 2012 6:30pm - 8:00pm
One of the most popular Egyptian films of all time, starring comedy legend Adel Imam.
25 September 2012 7:00pm - 9:00pm
At the time of its release, Captain Abu Raed was the first Jordanian film produced in over 50 years.
23 September 2012 6:00pm - 7:30pm
A radically introspective turn in auteur filmmaker Youssef Chahine’s active career.
23 September 2012 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Omar Sharif’s final film before ascending to Hollywood stardom with Lawrence of Arabia.
22 September 2012 8:50pm - 10:15pm
A politically-charged family melodrama set in post-War Lebanon.
22 September 2012 6:15pm - 8:15pm
Watch out for Zouzou is the legendary Soad Hosni’s most famous film.
21 September 2012 8:30pm - 10:30pm
Smash-hit post-war Lebanese road musical Bosta is the opening night film.
21 September 2012 3:00pm - 6:00pm
ICA, The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH
A series of discussions with internationally renowned experts from academia and film.
21 September 2012 3:00pm - 27 September 2012 9:00pm
A week-long series of classic and contemporary popular cinema.
15 August 2012 9:30am - 30 September 2012 6:00pm
Various Central London
Arab artists occupy an underground gallery, a magic shop and an office hub to evoke signs of change.
26 July 2012 6:30pm - 8:30pm
The Arab British Centre, 1 Gough Square, London EC4
Youssef Ziedan’s Azazeel was selected as the fourth book for discussion at July's book club.
24 July 2012 7:00pm -
Frontline Club, 13 Norfolk Place, London W2
An investigation revealing cases of children seriously injured in Jordan's private care homes for the mentally disabled.
24 July 2012 6:30pm - 26 July 2012 9:30pm
The Mosaic Rooms, 226 Cromwell Road, London SW5
Featuring Chitchat on the Nile; Al Madak Alley; and Chased By The Dogs.
20 July 2012 12:00pm - 03 August 2012 5:00pm
Medical Aid for Palestinians
MAP seeks a Communications & Media Officer to contribute to shaping and delivering MAP's advocacy and communications strategy.
20 July 2012 11:00am - 24 August 2012 6:00pm
The first UK solo exhibition by Egyptian artist Nermine Hammam featuring Upekkha and Unfolding.
18 July 2012 7:00pm -
Yosri Fouda in conversation with Lyse Doucet on what lies ahead for the people of Egypt and its leader post-elections.
Horniman Museum & Gardens, 100 London Road, London SE23
Moroccan multi-instrumentalist Hassan Erraji's music enchants audiences with his percussive oud and plangent violin melodies.
17 July 2012 7:30pm - 11 August 2012 9:30pm
Finborough Theatre, 118 Finborough Road, London SW10
The world premiere of a new play based entirely on verbatim reports from inside Syria itself...
17 July 2012 7:00pm -
The Syrian novelist and journalist will be reflecting on her experience of the uprising and her hopes for her country.
13 July 2012 7:00pm - 9:00pm
It's all in Lebanon is a journey through modern Lebanon, a country torn between contradictions.
12 July 2012 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Delfina Foundation, 29/31 Catherine Place, London SW1
French Algerian artist Katia Kameli will be in conversation with curator Berenice Saliou about her video work.
07 July 2012 10:00am - 11 August 2012 5:00pm
Dreamspace Gallery, 3 Dufferin Street, London EC1
Part of the London Festival of Architecture's International Showcase.
06 July 2012 6:30pm -
Level 5 Function Room, Southbank Centre, London SE1
Writers and translators discuss the dissemination of the winning novels in the West.
06 July 2012 12:00pm - 15 July 2012 10:00pm
Various across Liverpool
A packed programmed of music, dance, performance, art, comedy, debates, talks, workshops, films, exhibitions and poetry.
04 July 2012 8:00pm -
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS
A personal tale of two filmmakers who take to the streets during the chaos of the Egyptian Revolution.
04 July 2012 8:00pm - 07 July 2012 11:00pm
Riverside Studios, Crisp Road, London W6
A new perspective on the seismic events that played out on the streets of Tunis and Arab world.
03 July 2012 7:30pm - 07 July 2012 9:30pm
The Yard Theatre, Queen’s Yard, Hackney Wick London E9
Dina Mousawi brings her experience in Iraq to the stage to reveal different perspectives on a conflict that has dominated news.
01 July 2012 2:00pm -
The Clore Ballroom, Southbank Centre, London SE1
Banipal, magazine of modern Arab literature launches its 44th edition dedicated to 12 women writers.
30 June 2012 2:00pm -
Hayward Lecture Theatre, Southbank Centre, London SE1
Exploring deliberate inaccuracies in the representation of Arab languages and dialects through contemporary Western cinema.
29 June 2012 2:00pm -
Hayward Gallery Room 4, Southbank Centre, London SE1
This class provides a short exploration of language in films, with a specific focus on Western movies set in or shot in Morocco.
28 June 2012 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Ibrahim al-Koni’s Gold Dust was selected as the third book for discussion at June's book club.
28 June 2012 11:00am -
The Front Room at QEH, Southbank Centre, London SE1
How do two different poetic traditions speak to each other through translation?
27 June 2012 8:00pm - 30 June 2012 11:00pm
Romeo and Juliet in Baghdad relocates the doomed lovers amidst the sectarian strife of modern-day Baghdad.
27 June 2012 7:30pm -
Weston Roof Pavilion, Southbank Centre, London SE1
Leading contemporary poets from the Middle East, Africa and Europe present an evening of poetry in Arabic and French.
27 June 2012 6:30pm - 8:30pm
24 Greencoat Place, London, SW1P 1RD
Film screening and panel discussion surrounding use of tunnels to break the siege of Gaza.
24 June 2012 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Hertford Town Council, The Castle, Hertford, SG14
Join sisters Sarah, Arwad and Nour Khalifeh as they represent Palestine in traditional wedding outfits with storytelling and more.
22 June 2012 7:00pm -
The Tabernacle, 35 Powis Square, London W11
An evening of Palestinian culture including dabka by Lajee Dabka Troupe as well as film and photography exhibitions.
For the birth of his son, Palestinian Emad Burnat bought his first camera. A separation wall is being built in his village...
22 June 2012 5:30pm - 9:45pm
Victoria & Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7
An evening inspired by the screen classic Casablanca and the film's themes of flight, refuge, identity, Morocco and piano music.
21 June 2012 11:00am - 07 July 2012 6:00pm
Exhibition that picks apart the fabric of what makes up the home in the Arab world.
21 June 2012 10:00am - 29 June 2012 10:00pm
Slade Research Centre, Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AB
Photographs, documents, artefacts & videos shed light on the recent history of Libya.
19 June 2012 5:30pm - 24 June 2012 10:30pm
Shoreditch Town Hall, 380 Old Street, London EC1
The audience are tourists visiting Damascus only to be arrested by the Syrian secret service.
18 June 2012 10:00am - 23 June 2012 5:00pm
The Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1
Scottish artist Joseph Maxwell Stuart travelled across the Middle East in 2010.
15 June 2012 12:00pm -
Portobello Road North Wall, London
Commission of photographs celebrating contemporary MENA culture.
14 June 2012 7:30pm - 21 July 2012 7:30pm
The Gate Theatre, 11 Pembridge Road, London W11
A young Egyptian couple worry about deep-rooted secrets being revealed set against the backdrop Egypt's revolution.
13 June 2012 4:15pm - 17 June 2012 11:00pm
Showroom Workstation, 15 Paternoster Row, Sheffield, S1
This year's Sheffied Doc/Fest includes five films relating to the Arab world.
12 June 2012 7:45pm - 17 June 2012 7:45pm
The story of the difficult birth of a book that is still being read and quoted by millions of people across the world.
07 June 2012 7:00pm -
Jordian poet Fathieh Saudi will be reading from her collections Daughter of the Thames and Prophetic Childhood.
01 June 2012 10:00am - 30 June 2012 6:00pm
Hardy Tree Gallery, 119 Pancras Road, London NW1
An exhibition exploring the lives and multiple identities of Saudi women living in London.
30 May 2012 7:00pm -
Youssef Courbage will be talking about the Arab world: from the demographic to the democratic revolution.
30 May 2012 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Delfina Foundation, 29/31 Catherine Place, London SW1
Ziad Antar will present his video works to date that deal with music as well as work that explore conflicts.
30 May 2012 6:00pm - 04 July 2012 7:30pm
A short course in spoken Arabic to prepare you for your trip to the Arab world.
24 May 2012 6:30pm -
British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1
Mina's Banner: Edward Said and the Egyptian revolution, a lecture by literary critic, writer and activist Ahdaf Soueif.
24 May 2012 6:30pm - 8:30pm
The book club will be discussing the debut novel by Selma Dabbagh, Out of It which traces the life of a Palestinian family.
24 May 2012 10:00am - 30 September 2012 5:30pm
This is the epic story of the horse, a journey of 5,000 years that has revolutionised human history.
22 May 2012 8:00pm -
Soho Theatre, 21 Dean Street, London W1
Egyptian storyteller, Chirine El Ansary performs stories from the Arabian Nights at the Soho Theatre.
21 May 2012 7:30pm - 09 June 2012 9:30pm
Bush Theatre, 7 Uxbridge Road, London W12 8LJ
Trailblazing Palestinian theatre company ShiberHur returns to London.
20 May 2012 3:30pm - 06 June 2012 9:00pm
London Film School, 24 Shelton Street, WC2H 9UB
Stories of Palestinian refugees displaced in 1948.
18 May 2012 6:00pm - 7:30pm
UCL Institute of Archaeology, 31-34 Gordon Square, London WC1
On the changes sweeping the Middle East, the subject of his latest book The Arab Awakening.
17 May 2012 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Human Rights Action Centre, London EC2
A selection of short films made before the revolutions that shook the Arab world in 2011...
16 May 2012 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Launch of Bidisha's book, Beyond the Wall: Writing a Path Through Palestine.
16 May 2012 6:30pm -
Hackney Picturehouse, 270 Mare Street, London E8
Based on a true story, this Moroccan film is a tale of love, friendship and courage.
15 May 2012 7:00pm -
Royal Institution of Great Britain, 21 Albermarle Street, London W1S
A debate on the importance of freedom of speech in the Arab world.
15 May 2012 6:00pm -
St George's Bristol, Great George Street, Bristol BS1
McCarthy tells the story of the Palestinians who remained in Israel after its formation in 1948.
11 May 2012 7:00pm -
Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate, London EC2
A charity concert and spoken word event in aid of Syria featuring hip-hop artist Omar Offendum.
10 May 2012 9:00am - 16 August 2012 5:00pm
The Street Gallery, IAIS, University of Exeter Exeter EX4
An exhibition by Oliver Flexman exploring identity and cultural stereotypes.
08 May 2012 7:00pm -
Stefan Szepesi launches his acclaimed travel guide, Walking Palestine.
07 May 2012 11:00am - 12 May 2012 6:00pm
Coningsby Gallery, 30 Tottenham Street, London W1
Launch of a new gallery dedicated to Moroccan artists.
06 May 2012 7:00pm -
St. John's Smith Square, London SW1P 3HA
A concert and auction in aid of Syria Relief by award-winning composer and pianist, Malek Jandali.
04 May 2012 2:30pm - 05 May 2012 7:30pm
Shakespeare's Globe, 21 New Globe Walk, London SE1
A Palestinian adaptation of Shakespeare's masterpiece.
04 May 2012 9:00am - 06 September 2012 6:00pm
10GS, 10 Grosvenor Street, London W1
Contrasting cultures, contrasting landscapes...
02 May 2012 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Somerset House, Strand, London WC2 1LA
Feature-length documentary exploring the role of Western aid in Palestine.
02 May 2012 5:00pm - 8:00pm
AKU-ISMC, 1st floor, 210 Euston Road, London NW1 2DA
Director Maysoon Pachachi introduces her film 'Open Shutters Iraq'.
02 May 2012 2:30pm - 03 May 2012 7:30pm
The first ever adaptation of Shakespeare into Juba Arabic.
26 April 2012 7:30pm - 05 May 2012 7:30pm
A version for a new generation, infused with Iraq's rich traditions of poetry, music and ritual.
26 April 2012 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Channel 4 News' International Editor discusses Libya and her new book.
25 April 2012 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Book Launch: Judgment Day by Rasha al-Ameer (trans. Jonathan Wright).
23 April 2012 7:00pm -
SOAS, Thornhaugh Street, London
Arthur Neslen reaches beyond journalistic clichés to let a wide variety of Palestinians answer the question for themselves.
20 April 2012 7:30pm - 03 May 2012 8:00pm
Various London Venues
This year's festival maps almost a century of film on and from Palestine.
20 April 2012 11:00am - 08 June 2012 6:00pm
A critical and reflective view of the occupation/invasion of Iraq.
19 April 2012 6:30pm - 8:30pm
The Banipal Book Club’s first meeting will be discussing The Tobacco Keeper by Iraqi author, Ali Bader.
19 April 2012 2:00pm - 06 May 2012 4:00pm
The Stone Space, 6 Church Lane, London E11
A striking exhibition of work by five Palestinian artists which demonstrates their determination.
17 April 2012 7:00pm -
A discussion on who is controlling the message reaching the people across the Arab world.
16 April 2012 10:00am - 25 May 2012 5:00pm
Royal Geographical Society, London SW7
An exhibition on 7000 years of human habitation in UAE.
14 April 2012 6:20pm - 22 May 2012 6:30pm
Cornerhouse, 70 Oxford Street, Manchester M1
A season of contemporary cinema from Lebanon.
13 April 2012 12:00pm - 05 June 2012 8:00pm
Contemporary art that explores and rethinks modern Arab identity.
12 April 2012 7:00pm - 29 April 2012 7:00pm
Various UK venues
Innovative, energetic & playful, DoubleDuo is an ensemble created by oud player Allami.
12 April 2012 1:00pm - 14 June 2012 2:00pm
Course for those with some prior knowledge of Arabic
05 April 2012 8:30pm -
Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, London WC2
An intimate portrait of Yemen as the revolution unfolds followed by Q&A with the director.
04 April 2012 7:30pm -
Rich Mix, Bethnal Green Road, London E1
A conversation around “Art and Conflict – the Case of Syria” with live music.
02 April 2012 7:00pm -
A film telling the story of the Assad regime and Bashar al-Assad. Followed by director Q&A.
01 April 2012 2:00pm - 03 April 2012 9:00pm
Three Iraqi authors take the pulse of their nation through new fiction published in English.
30 March 2012 6:30pm -
A heart-warming tale of a group of women’s determination to protect their isolated mine-encircled community.
29 March 2012 8:00pm - 12 April 2012 8:30pm
Three warm up events for the anticipated 2012 London Palestine Film Festival.
27 March 2012 7:30pm -
Passing Clouds, 1 Richmond Road, London E8
A record of the personal and professional journey undertaken by theatre director to Gaza.
25 March 2012 6:40pm - 26 March 2012 9:00pm
Curzon Soho & Ritzy Cinema
Returning from university to a more religious and traditional environment, Oyas’ and Layla’s love story...
24 March 2012 4:00pm - 25 March 2012 5:30pm
Curzon Soho & The ICA
A tale of hope and inspiration, courtesy of one winning group of Iraqi women basketball players.
24 March 2012 12:00pm -
A special story telling session with award winning children’s author of The Arabian Nights.
23 March 2012 8:30pm -
Curzon Mayfair, 38 Curzon Street, London, W1
Set in wartime France, this thriller follows the story of Younes, resistance and friendship.
17 March 2012 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Kensington Town Hall, London W8 7NX
A special day of activities celebrating Syrian culture and its people.
16 March 2012 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Syrian authors and artists discuss cultural repression and resistance.
15 March 2012 7:00pm -
Part of a 4 day festival of Syrian films, music and theatre in London & Edinburgh
SOAS, Thornhaugh Street, London WC1
Palestinian author discussing her debut novel Out of It with academic Karma Nabulsi.
14 March 2012 8:00pm -
Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road, London EC1
Celebrated poet Najwan Darwish performing alongside
acclaimed oud musician Basel Zayed.
13 March 2012 7:00pm -
Readings by the Somali poet Caasha Luul Mohamud Yusuf.
09 March 2012 7:00pm -
A documentary about Lebanese poet and writer Joumana Haddad and her cultural quarterly "Jasad".
08 March 2012 1:00pm - 07 April 2012 5:00pm
269 Kensington High Street, London W8 6NA
Palestinian female artist Raeda Saadeh's first London show.
07 March 2012 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Rich Mix, Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA.
Born in Tunis, Emel Emel Mathlouthi is a songwriter, guitarist and singer.
07 March 2012 6:30pm -
University College London, 20 Gordon Street, London WC1
Hanan al-Shaykh on the continued relevance of the 1001 Nights in contemporary Arabic literature.
06 March 2012 7:00pm -
Marwan Bishara will be joining Lyse Doucet to discuss the roots of the Arab uprisings.
06 March 2012 10:00am - 28 March 2012 6:00pm
Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gardens, London W2
This exhibition makes public three years of research generated.
05 March 2012 7:00pm -
Shaimaa Khalil asks whether the Arab Spring could ever find it's way to The Kingdom.
05 March 2012 6:30pm -
A talk by Hisham Matar, Libyan novelist and author of In the Country of Men.
01 March 2012 7:00pm - 8:30pm
226 Cromwell Road, London SW5
Dr Caecilia Pieri on the modern built landscape & physical reality of Baghdad.
01 March 2012 10:00am - 17 March 2012 8:00pm
Westminster Reference Library, 35 St Martin’s Street, London WC2
A showcase of artists' books and two outstanding documentaries.
29 February 2012 7:30pm - 18 March 2012 10:00pm
Cockpit Theatre, Gateforth Street, London NW8 8EH
Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night' set in 1920s Morocco.
28 February 2012 7:00pm - 8:00pm
V&A, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL
Architect Michel Mossessian talks about his work in Doha, Qatar & Fez, Morocco.
22 February 2012 12:00pm - 04 March 2012 5:00pm
Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Mall, London SW1
A journey into the work of eight eminent artists.
20 February 2012 7:30pm - 10:00pm
5 Sloane Terrace, London SW1X 9DQ
World Premiere of Lebanese composer Bushra El-Turk's piece 'Of Laughter and Forgetting'.
19 February 2012 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG
Adina Hoffman's talks about her biography of Palestinian poetTaha Muhammad Ali.
13 February 2012 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Cairo's "Twitterati" talk about their experiences in Egypt over the last year.
11 February 2012 6:30pm - 8:30pm
The Old Vic Tunnels, Station Approach Road, London SE1 8SW
Dance and music performance based on Brian Keenan's captivity in Lebanon.
09 February 2012 8:30pm - 10:30pm
Tricycle Theatre, 269 Kilburn High Road, London NW6 7JR
Film following the inspiring and contradictory female principal of the Al-Zahra Koran School.
09 February 2012 12:30pm - 31 March 2012 5:30pm
24 Old Gloucester Street, London WC1N 3AL
Recent canvases and sculptures by Palestinian artist Laila Shawa.
09 February 2012 10:00am - 10 March 2012 6:00pm
FOTO8, 1-5 Honduras Street London EC1
Photography documenting the unrest in Tahrir Square.
05 February 2012 7:45pm - 10:00pm
A concert of music from Lebanese/French trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf's latest album 'Diagnostic'.
03 February 2012 11:00am - 30 March 2012 6:00pm
Major tribute to the Syrian poet Adonis.
02 February 2012 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Aga Khan University
Dr Ulrike Al Khamis gives a public lecture on the emerging museum landscape in the Arab-Persian Gulf region.
01 February 2012 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Rich Mix, Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA
6 shorts reflect everyday lives played out in extraordinary circumstances.
31 January 2012 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Jim Al-Khalili in conversation with Robert Winston on the Golden Age of Arabic Science.
31 January 2012 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Passing Clouds, 1 Richmond Road, Dalton E8
Khleifi combines documentary & narrative elements to examine the lives of Palestinian women.
31 January 2012 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Documentary screening: Story of true people power, the modern revolution, and the man behind it all.
30 January 2012 7:15pm - 01 February 2012 7:00pm
Mosaic Rooms (31 Jan) | Frontline Club (1 Feb)
Wael Ghonim gives two speaking events in London to launch his book 'Revolution 2.0'.
28 January 2012 10:00am - 15 April 2012 7:00pm
An examination of the role played by architecture in the occupation of the Palestinian territories.
26 January 2012 10:00am - 15 April 2012 5:30pm
Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG
Major exhibition charting the history of pilgrimage to Mecca.
24 January 2012 7:00pm -
A documentary film about Yasser Arafat, the former Chairman of the Palestinian Authority and PLO.
20 January 2012 6:30pm - 8:00pm
113-119 Charing Cross Rd London WC2H 0EB
Syrian National Symphony Orchestra Conductor, Missak Baghboudarian, visits London.
20 January 2012 10:00am - 31 March 2012 5:30pm
A unique collection of work by two painters: Sir Winston Churchill and Hassan El Glaoui.
19 January 2012 7:45pm - 20 January 2012 9:00pm
Southbank Centre (19 Jan) | Mosaic Rooms (20 Jan)
Soueif launches new book, 'Cairo: My City, Our Revolution'.
18 January 2012 11:00am - 26 January 2012 11:00am
BBC Radio 4
Reem Kelani meets up with the activists & musicians with whom she spent time on Tahrir Square.
12 January 2012 8:00pm - 24 January 2012 10:00pm
The Nellie Dean, 89 Dean Street, London W1
Play examining the recent uprising across Tunisia.
12 January 2012 10:00am - 05 February 2012 6:00pm
Embankment Galleries, South Wing
Exhibition focusing on the major stories of 2011: Egypt, Syria, Lebanon and the UK Riots.
10 January 2012 6:00pm -
The British Academy, 10 Carlton Terrace, London SW1
Iraqi musician Khyam Allami performing from his debut album and presenting the BISI supported project Sound of Iraq.
16 December 2011 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Royal College of Surgeons, 35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PE
Debating the role women have played in the popular uprisings.
14 December 2011 9:00am - 22 December 2011 8:00pm
London Metropolitan University, 40–44 Holloway Road, N7 8JL
Exhibition at the Faculty of Architecture and Spatial Design.
12 December 2011 10:00am - 07 January 2012 6:00pm
Selma Feriani Gallery, 23 Maddox St, London W1S 2QN
Exhibition of Amel Bennys' paintings and sketch books.
08 December 2011 7:00pm -
The Mosaic Rooms, 226 Cromwell Road, London SW5 0SW
A celebration and launch of British Palestinian writer Selma Dabbagh's new book Out of It
07 December 2011 7:30pm - 10:00pm
An evening of Arabic and Andalusian music which is free to attend.
01 December 2011 9:00am - 10 December 2011 9:00pm
Various venues across Bristol
The first annual Bristol festival celebrating Palestinian film, arts and culture.
30 November 2011 5:00pm - 18 December 2011 6:00pm
Harrods, 87-135 Brompton Rd, London, SW1X 7Q
A celebration of traditional and contemporary Moroccan culture.
28 November 2011 12:00pm - 02 December 2011 6:00pm
Art installation based on the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra.
24 November 2011 8:45pm -
Soho Theatre, 21 Dean Street London W1
A theatrical expression of civilian journalism that aims to explore how women’s lives have changed as a result of the occupation in Iraq.
22 November 2011 7:30pm - 03 December 2011 9:30pm
Tristan Bates Theatre, 1A Tower Street, London WC2
A new play by Nadim Sawalha inspired by the life and times of Khalil Gibran, author of The Prophet.
22 November 2011 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Leighton House Museum, 12 Holland Park Road, London W14
Writer and broadcaster Anthony Sattin leads a conversation with photographer Karima Khalil.
22 November 2011 11:00am - 03 December 2011 6:00pm
La Scatola Gallery, 1 Snowden Street, London EC2A
A group exhibition with artists aiming to tackle issues of Palestinian statehood, occupation and restrictions on travel.
17 November 2011 7:00pm -
Khalili Lecture Theatre (KLT), SOAS, London WC1H 0XG
Medical Aid for Palestinians' briefing paper launch on Palestinian refugee health in Lebanon.
16 November 2011 7:00pm -
Frontline Club, 13 Norfolk Place, London W2
Jason Larkin will be speaking about his latest project about Cairo's desert construction sites.
14 November 2011 7:00pm -
This film examines how the self-immolation of a penniless fruit seller in Tunisia first ignited mass revolt in the country, then across the region.
12 November 2011 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Leighton House Museum, 12 Holland Park Road, London
Award-winning Syrian pianist Riyad Nicolas performs a repertoire by contemporary Arab and Western composers.
12 November 2011 7:15pm - 29 November 2011 7:00pm
Various Locations Across the UK
The talented Palestinian American performance poet will be making stops across the UK this November with a host of special guests.
11 November 2011 7:00pm -
A moving portrait of the men and women who fought for the liberation of Tunisia from the French colonial power. Followed by Q&A.
National Portrait Gallery, St. Martin's Place, London WC2
Sarah Rifky reads a fictional account of two Egyptians visiting a world exposition in Paris in the 19th century.
09 November 2011 1:00pm - 09 December 2011 5:00pm
Rose Issa Projects, 269 Kensington High Street, London
The Lebanese artist returns to the theme of a city scarred by its experience.
08 November 2011 7:45pm - 9:30pm
Level 5 Function Room, Southbank Centre
A unique opportunity to hear poets from Algeria, Albania and Jordan.
04 November 2011 6:45pm - 7:15pm
Cinema Gallery, 152 High Street, Aldeburgh, Suffolk IP15 5AQ
Founding editors of Banipal discuss Arab poetry they've been proud to publish.
04 November 2011 11:00am - 01 December 2011 6:00pm
The Mosaic Rooms, 226 Cromwell Road, London SW5
This exhibition documents a critical four year period in the history of Palestine and Israel.
03 November 2011 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre
Mourid Barghouti reads from his memoir and reflects upon life in Palestine.
03 November 2011 10:00am - 06 November 2011 7:00pm
The Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London SW7
Over thirty Lebanese artists in the first comprehensive exhibition of contemporary Lebanese art.
02 November 2011 7:30pm -
Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1
Established in 1980 by Berber musician, Seddik Zebiri, this six-piece band play an intriguing blend of traditional and popular Algerian music.
02 November 2011 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Peter Clark discusses the International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF).
31 October 2011 10:00am - 05 November 2011 5:30pm
An 8 channel sound art installation by composer-performer Seth Ayyaz.
31 October 2011 12:00am - 06 November 2011 12:00am
Various locations across Palestine
Zaytoun CIC invites you to tour Palestine on its annual harvest tour.
29 October 2011 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Saudi artists Raja and Shadia Alem with one of the co-curators of their exhibition, Robin Start.
27 October 2011 7:00pm -
The Mosaic Rooms, 226 Cromwell Road, London SW5
Launch of the English translation of Luay Abdulilah's Comedy of Divine Love.
24 October 2011 6:00pm - 7:00pm
The Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1
A lecture about the discovery of Arabic culture by European scholars from the early middle ages.
23 October 2011 1:00pm -
International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Manchester M1
2011 winner Raja Alem with former judges Ghalia Qabbani and Paul Starkey.
21 October 2011 7:00pm - 03 November 2011 8:00pm
Delfina Foundation, 29 Catherine Place, London SW1
14 Proper Nouns will be the subject matter for a fortnight of discussion.
21 October 2011 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Set in contemporary Baghdad this film tells the story of a disintegrating family forced...
21 October 2011 7:00pm -
The internationally renowned writer, novelist and activist will be discussing her life's work.
20 October 2011 7:00pm -
Launch of Sarmada, the debut novel by Fadi Azzam published by Swallow Editions.
20 October 2011 10:00am - 14 December 2011 6:00pm
Lahd Gallery, 92 Heath Street, London NW3
Exhibition tracing the art of calligraphy to its historical origins.
19 October 2011 7:00pm - 9:00pm
A Syrian-Jewish woman named Rima explores her family's history in Damascus.
18 October 2011 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Hojeij's second feature centres on Lebanon's missing ten thousand people.
17 October 2011 7:00pm - 9:00pm
A series of ten short films that tell the varied stories of the recent Egyptian uprising.
14 October 2011 8:00pm - 11 November 2011 10:00pm
Jackson Lane Theatre, London & Seven Arts Centre, Leeds
This autumn, Arabian Dance Theatre presents Under the Sun, a tale of a bedouin girl.
14 October 2011 7:00pm - 8:00pm
What is Arabic hip-hop and what role does it play in modern Arab society?
14 October 2011 6:45pm - 18 October 2011 9:00pm
Various across London
The London MENA (Middle East & North Africa) Film Festival kicks off this autumn.
14 October 2011 10:30am - 17 December 2011 5:00pm
Brunei Gallery, School of Oriental & African Studies
First exhibition dedicated to contemporary textiles production in Morocco.
14 October 2011 10:00am - 08 January 2012 6:00pm
Contemporary visual art and culture inspired by connections with the greater Middle East.
11 October 2011 7:00pm - 8:30pm
The conceptual artist will be discussing the inspiration behind his work.
11 October 2011 6:00pm - 03 November 2011 8:00pm
AKU-ISMC, 210 Euston Road, London NW1 2DA
An engaging overview of Muslim cultures, past and present.
08 October 2011 5:00pm -
Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1
Best-selling author and commentator Ahdaf Soueif discusses Letter to Cairo.
08 October 2011 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Leighton House Museum, 12 Holland Park Road, London W14
A display and sale of contemporary design, fashion, foods and artisanal wares from the Middle East and North Africa.
07 October 2011 1:00pm - 05 November 2011 5:00pm
Rose Issa Projects, 269 Kensington High Street
First UK solo show for Lebanese artist Baal.
07 October 2011 11:00am - 28 October 2011 6:00pm
The first UK exhibition of Syrian artist Fadi Yazigi.
02 October 2011 12:00pm -
Apollo Cinema Piccadilly Circus, 19 Lower Regent Street, London SW1Y 4LR
A film telling the story of an Iraqi underground blogger's arrival in London to campaign...
01 October 2011 10:00am - 30 November 2011 10:00pm
12 Holland Park Road, London W14
We are delighted to announce our involvement in this year's Nour Festival of Arts.
30 September 2011 12:00pm - 28 November 2011 6:00pm
FACT, 88 Wood Street, Liverpool L1 4DQ
The UK premiere of Egyptian artist Ahmed Basiony's Thirty Days Running in the Place.
30 September 2011 10:00am - 01 October 2011 6:00pm
Speakers' Corner, Hyde Park, London
Two-day event to share ideas about self expression and protest in London and Cairo.
29 September 2011 6:30pm - 02 October 2011 1:00pm
West Green Learning Centre, West Green Road, London N15 3RB
A four-day festival of writing, filmmaking, rapping, storytelling and music inspired by Palestine.
21 September 2011 6:45pm - 13 October 2011 7:30pm
The Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Mall, London SW1
A season of films illustrating the broad variety of contemporary cinema across Muslim societies.
20 September 2011 7:00pm - 9:00pm
226 Cromwell Road, London SW5 2SW
Lebanese author Jad El Hage talks about his new book One Day in April.
18 September 2011 9:00pm -
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1
A truly rocking band featuring 13 brilliant individuals who combine rai, rock, gnawa and great grooves.
18 September 2011 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Marrakech's internationally acclaimed blind master-musician and singer Hassan Erraji in concert.
14 September 2011 4:30pm - 16 November 2011 5:30pm
A 10-week course designed for those with some knowledge of Arabic.
14 September 2011 1:00pm - 16 November 2011 2:00pm
Learn to read, write and speak Arabic on our 10-week lunchtime course.
13 September 2011 6:15pm - 15 November 2011 7:30pm
Learn to read, write and speak Arabic on our 10-week evening course.
09 September 2011 11:00am - 28 September 2011 6:00pm
226 Cromwell Road, London SW5 0SW
An exhibition by Belgian-Palestinian designer Nedda El-Asmar at the Mosaic Rooms.
06 September 2011 7:45pm -
Purcell Room, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1
Lebanese author Amin Maalouf dissects the intellectual, economic and climatic disorder which surrounds us.
29 August 2011 10:00am - 04 September 2011 8:00pm
National Geographic Store, 83-97 Regent Street, London W1B 4EW
A showcase of the diverse natural environment and rich cultural heritage in Abu Dhabi.
26 August 2011 1:00pm - 30 September 2011 5:00pm
Rose Issa Projects, 269 Kensington High Street, London W8 6NA
A show featuring works in different media by various artists.
24 August 2011 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Bush House, Aldwych, London WC2B 4PA
Submit your questions for Hisham Matar on the BBC World Service Book Club and/or book to attend the recording.
15 August 2011 10:00am - 09 September 2011 5:30pm
Darnely Fine Art, 18 Milner Street, London SW3
An exhibition of 19th century paintings, watercolours and lithographs depicting the Middle East.
01 August 2011 10:00am - 27 August 2011 8:00pm
Westminster Library, 35 St. Martin's Street, London WC2H 7HP
An exhibition of broadsides in response to the attack on Al Mutanabbi Street, Baghdad.
28 July 2011 10:30am - 02 September 2011 6:30pm
Selma Feriani Gallery, 23 Maddox Street,London W1S
End of September (2010) is a magical realist, psychological thriller.
22 July 2011 8:00pm - 23 July 2011 8:00pm
Sadler's Wells, Rosebery Avenue, London EC1R 4TN
22 July 2011 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Cadogan Hall, Sloane Terrace, London SW1X 9DQ
The English Chamber Orchestra performs a concert for the Children of Egypt.
22 July 2011 7:30pm -
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2
A celebration of people power in the Arab world with an exceptional line-up of artists.
21 July 2011 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Three Arab authors tell us what the ‘Arab Spring’ means for literary life in their home countries.
21 July 2011 10:00am - 25 September 2011 5:45pm
Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL
The V&A presents a selecion of works shortlisted for this year's Jameel Prize for contemporary artists and designers.
17 July 2011 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Assembly Chamber, City Hall, London SE1 2AA
A special event exploring and celebrating the work of young Saudi artists in the UK.
15 July 2011 8:30pm -
Darbucka, 182 St John Street, London EC1
A special showcase of live music and dance.
13 July 2011 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Foyles Bookshop, 113-119 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H OEB
Eugene Rogan will chart the evolution of Arab identity. Followed by a Q&A. FULLY BOOKED.
12 July 2011 10:00am - 17 September 2011 6:00pm
Sackler Centre, Serpentine Gallery, London W2 3XA
The Bidoun Library is a peripatetic resource of books, periodicals and ephemera.
11 July 2011 7:45pm - 23 July 2011 9:30pm
Young Vic Theatre, 66 The Cut, London SE1 8LZ
The ShiberHur Theatre Company of Palestine perform.
09 July 2011 1:00pm -
Leila Aboulela reads from and discusses her latest novel Lyrics Alley.
06 July 2011 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Mare Moto, 562 King's Road, London SW6 2DZ
The Creative Syrian Presents
Sing for Syria!
Fundraising for aid and supplies for the Syrian refugees currently in Turkey.
06 July 2011 10:00am - 08 September 2011 6:00pm
Mica Gallery, Studio 2, First floor, 259A Pavillion Road, SW1X 0BP
An exhibition of work by contemporary Egyptian artists guest curated by Sara Raza.
04 July 2011 5:30pm - 7:00pm
The Scoop. 2A MORE London Riverside, the Queens Walk, London SE1 2DB
Three of the best new performers in the Middle East.
04 July 2011 12:00pm - 21 July 2011 6:00pm
Majed Shala's exhibition returns as part of the Mayor's Shubbak Festival.
04 July 2011 12:00pm - 24 July 2011 12:00pm
The Arab British Centre is delighted to announce its partnership with Shubbak.
04 July 2011 10:00am - 09 January 2012 5:30pm
The John Addis Islamic Gallery, Room 34, British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1
This exhibition examines the works of modern Syrian artists in the British Museum’s collection.
04 July 2011 8:30am - 24 July 2011 6:00pm
Chamber Exhibition Space, City Hall, Queen's Walk, London SE1
A 3x6m photomontage reflecting on the layers of history and speed of change in today’s Cairo.
02 July 2011 1:00pm - 06 July 2011 8:30pm
Screenings of the Egyptian film about the underground art scene of Alexandria.
01 July 2011 11:00am - 23 July 2011 6:00pm
A stunning exhibition of photographic portraits by the award-winning Rania Matar.
01 July 2011 10:00am - 10 July 2011 9:00pm
The 2011 Liverpool Arabic Arts Festival investigates themes of history and change.
30 June 2011 6:30pm -
National Geographic Store, 83 - 97 Regent's Street, London W1
A talk about explorer Bertram Thomas crossing the Rub Al Khali, the largest sand desert on earth.
30 June 2011 10:30am - 23 July 2011 6:30pm
Selma Feriani Gallery, 23 Maddox Street, London W1
An exploration of Arabic fine calligraphy with Moroccan calligrapher Noureddine Daifallah.
29 June 2011 10:00am - 23 July 2011 6:00pm
Delfina Foundation, 29 Catherine Place London, London SW1E 6DY
Solo show by the Egyptian artist dealing with the dichotomies and contradictions of social norms.
28 June 2011 7:00pm -
Passing Clouds, 1 Richmond Road, London E8
Screening of Raed Andoni's Fix Me followed by audience discussion and food.
26 June 2011 6:00pm - 11:00pm
Jamm Brixton, 261 Brixton Road, London SW9
Screening of a documentary about a 10-day journey of artists travelling through Palestine.
25 June 2011 12:00pm - 6:00pm
A fundraising event of music, food and entertainment in support of Bait Al Karama Cookery School.
19 June 2011 10:00am -
28 Little Russell Street, London WC1A 2HN
Part of the 2011 World Literature Weekend. This half-day Arabic workshop will be led by Professor Paul Starkey.
17 June 2011 8:40pm - 07 July 2011 5:30pm
Institut Francais, 17 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2DT
The film adaptation of Wajdi Mouawad's acclaimed play.
15 June 2011 7:30pm -
The Royal Over-Seas League, St James's Street, London SW1
The Arab Quarterly will create an elegant performance setting for the music and dance of Chalf Hassan, Melanie Norman and The Arab Quarter Band.
14 June 2011 7:00pm -
Palestinian novelist, poet and literary critic talks about the challenges of writing to a foreign audience in its own language.
09 June 2011 10:00am - 11 November 2011 5:00pm
An exhibition to highlight the work of Arabic and Islamic scholars by Royal Society Fellows.
08 June 2011 1:00pm -
RAF church of St Clement Danes, The Strand, London WC2R 1DH
The Arab Music Group (Magmooa'a Al-Arabeya) of the Royal Air Force of Oman perform.
04 June 2011 8:00pm -
Rich Mix, 35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1
Reem Kelani is arguably the most outstanding and innovative Arabic singer of her generation. She will perform with her fine cross-cultural band.
04 June 2011 6:45pm -
Logan Hall, Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1
Amal Murkus joins a host of artists celebrating the work of Juliano Mer Khamis and the power of art.
03 June 2011 8:00pm - 10:00pm
St Ethelburga’s, 78 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AG
A programme exploring the music of the voice and the ‘Ūd from medieval to contemporary sounds, culminating in a new composition by Marcus Davidson.
02 June 2011 10:00am - 09 June 2011 11:00pm
The 13th edition of Mosaïques Festival of World Culture in London features a host of UK premieres, preview screenings, director Q&As and music.
01 June 2011 7:45pm - 9:45pm
Rich Mix, Bethnal Green Road, London E1
Join Dash Arts this June to hear Paris based Adel Salameh launch his new album Awda with the beautiful vocals of Naziha Azzouz.
01 June 2011 12:15pm - 20 July 2011 1:30pm
This 8-week Beginner's Arabic (level 2) course will consolidate the basics. Starts 1 June 2011.
31 May 2011 6:00pm - 19 July 2011 7:30pm
The Arab British Centre, 1 Gough Square, London
Learn to read, write and speak Arabic on our 8-week evening course starting from 31 May 2011.
28 May 2011 7:00pm -
Union Chapel, London N1
UK premiere of the seven-piece jazz fusion group. Built around the ‘oud and the piano are musical influences drawn from the Maghreb, Middle East and Europe.
26 May 2011 10:00am - 07 July 2011 6:00pm
The Kuwaiti pop art duo use celebrity icons from the Middle East to cast their own interpretation of the world.
26 May 2011 9:00am - 05 June 2011 9:00am
Dairy Meadows, Brecon Road, Hay-on-Wye HR3 5PJ
This year's Hay Festival brings you a host of Arab world-related literary events including talks and live online author interviews.
25 May 2011 7:00pm -
IndigO2, Peninsula Square, London SE10
Super French/North African Band Orchestre National de Barbès comes to London’s indigO2 for the first time.
23 May 2011 6:45pm -
Asia House, 63 New Cavendish Street, London W1
Tamara Chalabi and Ali Allawi in conversation with Justine Hardy. Part of the Asia House Festival of Asian Literature.
14 May 2011 4:00pm - 20 May 2011 9:00pm
A mini-festival of feature and documentary films, and a two-day conference, focusing on the rich musical heritage in the region.
07 May 2011 7:45pm -
Southbank Centre, London SE1
Five-piece live band Syriana, complemented by projections put together by filmmaker Niccolo Piazza and backing tracks featuring the Pan Arab Strings of Damascus.
06 May 2011 11:00am - 25 May 2011 6:00pm
Inspired by the ruins of Palestinian homes and villages destroyed in 1948.
04 May 2011 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, SOAS, Thornhaugh Street, London WC1
London-based Iraqi musician Khyam Allami will perform from his debut album Resonance/Dissonance.
29 April 2011 7:30pm - 11 May 2011 6:15pm
The 2011 Festival runs from 29 April to 11 May 2011, showcasing some 30 works across all cinematic genres and by artists from around the world.
21 April 2011 7:30pm - 25 April 2011 4:00pm
Queen Elizabeth Hall, Belvedere Road, London SE1
Contemporary performance and traditional Moroccan acrobatics evoking the energy, joy and urgency of life in Tangiers.
18 April 2011 9:30am - 4:30pm
Central London: TBC
An art workshop for 11-18 year olds offering them the opportunity to work with professional artists. There will also be a chance to enter the 'Life in Gaza' Schools Art Competition and win prizes.
18 April 2011 9:00am - 30 April 2011 9:00pm
The Gallery in Cork Street, 28 Cork Street, London W1
Like Coral, I Create Clouds is a kaleidoscopic trip into the colourful canvases of Emirati artist Noor Al Suwaidi.
14 April 2011 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Born in Baghdad in 1945, now living in London, Fawzi Karim is one of the most compelling voices of the exiled generation of Iraqi writers.
13 April 2011 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Aga Khan University, 210 Euston Road, London NW1
Mark Kidel’s 1990 film, made in collaboration with two Algerian journalists, explores the roots of a music that expresses the frustrated sexuality of the country’s young.
08 April 2011 7:30pm - 10:15pm
St Ethelburga's, 78 Bishopsgate, London EC2
Jaljala is an innovative collaboration between four charismatic musicians of different nationalities, from the Middle East, North Africa and Europe.
08 April 2011 6:30pm - 7:30pm
A talk by Egyptian born sculptor and installation artist Wael Shawky. This event will mark the first part of Wael Shawky's residency in London.
08 April 2011 12:00pm - 05 June 2011 8:00pm
Cornerhouse, 70 Oxford Street, Manchester M1
Bringing together recent work by ten emerging and established contemporary artists.
07 April 2011 7:00pm -
A celebration of the rich and diverse contemporary culture of one of the oldest societies in the world.
07 April 2011 4:00pm -
Corpus Christi College - MBI Al Jaber Building, Christ Church, Oxford OX1
The award-winning novelist brings us a story examining the emotions of those left behind when a loved one disappears.
06 April 2011 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Rachel Shabi will be discussing her critically acclaimed book ‘Not the Enemy-Israel’s Jews from Arab Lands.’
05 April 2011 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Jazz Cafe, 5 Parkway, London NW1
Born in Beirut, now settled in France, Lebanese trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf plays a heady mix of jazz, funk and improvisation steeped in classical and Arabic styles.
31 March 2011 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Brunei Suite, SOAS, Thornhaugh Street, London WC1
An Auction of Donated Artworks and talks from Hanan Al-Shaykh & Ahdaf Soueif.
25 March 2011 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Ramzy Baroud will be discussing his most recent book, "My father was a Freedom Fighter - Gaza's Untold Story".
23 March 2011 6:45pm - 01 April 2011 7:00pm
16 Documentaries and 5 Dramas; 2011 Human Rights Watch Film Festival focuses on the power of the media.
23 March 2011 11:00am - 14 May 2011 6:00pm
Rivington Place, London EC2
I, the Undersigned is the first solo exhibition in the UK by the Lebanese artist. Influenced by the ongoing conflicts in Lebanon and the Middle East.
20 March 2011 7:00pm -
O2 Academy 2, N1 Centre, 16 Parkfield Street, Islington N1
This concert will raise money in aid of Tunisians through the UK-based charity, SchoolMe.
18 March 2011 3:00pm - 20 March 2011 6:00pm
Celebrate Palestine is a three day festival for all people and all ages.
18 March 2011 11:00am - 21 April 2011 6:00pm
A selection of work by winners and finalists in the 2010 A. M. Qattan Foundation’s Young Artist of the Year Award.
17 March 2011 5:30pm -
The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1
A lecture on modern Iraqi poetry by Professor Clive Holes FBA.
09 March 2011 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Hisham Matar will be reading from his newest book 'Anatomy of a Disappearance' at The Mosaic Rooms.
08 March 2011 6:30pm - 17 March 2011 6:30pm
The seventh Birds Eye View Film Festival will celebrate women filmmakers.
07 March 2011 7:00pm - 8:00pm
The Delfina Foundation, 29 Catherine Place, London SW1
Photographers Dalia Khamissy, Tanya Habjouqa and Tamara Abdul Hadi will discuss the benefit of working collectively.
05 March 2011 7:30pm - 8:30pm
St John's, Smith Square, London SW1
Renowned Syrian Composer and Pianist Malek Jandali will be performing in aid of Child Care Society.
04 March 2011 7:00pm - 27 March 2011 5:30pm
Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1
Experimentation in Arab Cinema from the 1960s to Now.
04 March 2011 6:30pm - 8:30pm
The Mosaic Rooms invites you to join Raja Shehadeh, to celebrate the launch of his new book.
03 March 2011 6:30pm -
St John’s, Smith Square, London SW1
Four UK premières from the new generation of Egyptian composers and music from Egypt’s first School of Composition.
03 March 2011 11:00am -
Books for Cooks, 4 Blenheim Crescent, London W11 1NN
In the Iraqi kitchen with Linda Dangoor-Khalatschi.
03 March 2011 10:00am - 13 April 2011 6:00pm
A recent collection of paintings by Kuwaiti artist Shurooq Amin.
02 March 2011 7:00pm - 10:00pm
In association with Zenith Foundation Dash Arts presents a screening of award-winning Egyptian film Hawi (2010).
24 February 2011 6:30pm - 8:00pm
A panel discussion to celebrate the very best of comtemporary Arabic fiction.
23 February 2011 12:30pm - 27 April 2011 1:30pm
Learn to read, write and speak Arabic on our 10-week lunchtime course starting on 23 February.
22 February 2011 7:45pm -
Purcell Room, Southbank Centre, London SE1
Palestinian doctor Abuelaish discussing his book I Shall Not Hate and his hope for future peace between Israel and Palestine.
18 February 2011 11:00am - 09 March 2011 6:00pm
A new collection by one of the most promising young designers to recently emerge from the Arab world.
09 February 2011 12:00pm - 11 May 2011 6:00pm
Up-and-coming UAE artist Kholoud Sharafi's first UK exhibition.
21 January 2011 7:00pm -
BBC Maida Vale Studios, London W9
An evening of traditional and orchestral music written by composers from, or inspired by, North Africa.
21 January 2011 10:00am - 11 September 2011 5:30pm
British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG
Displays of 20th-century silver jewellery, weaponry and male and female dress from Oman.
20 January 2011 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Clifford Chance LLP, 10 Upper Bank Street, London E14
A fundraising reception with the President of Birzeit University, Dr Khalil Hindi.
12 January 2011 6:00pm - 7:30pm
1 Gough Square, London EC4
Working in conjunction with the Chelsea Music Academy, we are hosting a 4 week course of Middle Eastern Music Workshops.
18 December 2010 7:30pm -
King’s Place, 90 York Way, London
The Clerks' award-winning performances of sacred music of the West are combined with the virtuoso singing of three Middle Eastern singers.
10 December 2010 1:00pm - 23 January 2011 6:00pm
Rose Issa Projects, 269 Kensington High Street, London W8 7NA
The charming, spontaneous, obsessional and naïve canvases of Mustafa Khalidy.
18 November 2010 9:30am - 21 November 2010 11:30pm
London Venues: City University and Café Oto
A celebration of contemporary and experimental Arabic music and Middle Eastern sonic culture in London
17 November 2010 7:00pm - 18 November 2010 7:00pm
Debut London film screening of the prison-based drama project in the notorious Roumieh Prison.
17 November 2010 6:00pm - 8:00pm
The Arab-British Centre, 1 Gough Square, London EC4A 3DE
A twelve week Arabic calligraphy course taught by Mustafa Ja'far. Course now fully booked. Contact us to register your interest for future courses.
12 November 2010 10:00am - 12 December 2010 5:30pm
Leighton House Museum, London W14
Signs of our Times is the first major solo show presenting the work of Fathi Hassan.
08 November 2010 10:00am - 14 January 2011 5:00pm
The Arab British Centre
An exhibition inspired by the experience of travel in the Middle East.
04 November 2010 7:00pm - 10:00pm
A film by Youssef Chahine, Cairo Station is one of the seminal works of 20th century cinema.
30 October 2010 4:00pm - 07 November 2010 7:00pm
Celebrated poets from around the globe respond to the theme of imagining peace...
30 October 2010 10:30am - 11 December 2010 5:00pm
Brunei Gallery, SOAS, London WC1
An exhibition featuring work by five emerging Middle Eastern artists and three UK photographers.
29 October 2010 6:45pm -
Abrar House, 45 Crawford Place, London W1
Saeed Taji Farouky tells stories of human struggle through documentaries.
28 October 2010 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Al Saqi Books, 26 Westbourne Grove, London
Launch event for a new book about the Husayni family by acclaimed author Ilan Pappe.
26 October 2010 7:45pm -
The Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London
Award-winning Palestinian writer and architect Suad Amiry makes a rare visit to London.
25 October 2010 10:00am - 31 October 2010 9:00pm
The Gallery in Redchurch Street, 50 Redchurch Street, London
A showcase of innovative paintings, photographs and video installation from the Middle East.
16 October 2010 7:00pm -
Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, London
A ground-breaking, international urban music event that transcends language and cultural barriers.
16 October 2010 10:30am - 01 December 2010 6:30pm
The first solo exhibition by Lebanese artist Pascal Hachem
15 October 2010 12:00pm - 07 November 2010 6:00pm
20 Buckle Street, London
A selection of Iraqi artist, Sina Ata's Wastelandscapes series of paintings, sculpture and videos.
12 October 2010 11:00am - 30 October 2010 6:00pm
The Vinyl Factory Gallery, 51 Poland Street, London
An exhibition and book launch by Saudi artist Ahmed Mater.
08 October 2010 8:00pm - 16 October 2010 7:30pm
London and Bristol
A display of dance, music and drama from across the Arab world.
07 October 2010 8:00pm - 9:30pm
The Brunei Gallery, SOAS
The Arab British Centre is delighted to present Palestinian singer Reem Kelani live in concert in London this October.
02 October 2010 2:00pm - 12 December 2010 5:30pm
Arts and culture from the Middle East and North Africa.
29 September 2010 5:30pm - 10:30pm
The Barbican, Silk Street, London
Film, Q&A and photographic exhibition on and about the Israeli Occupied Golan Heights.
25 September 2010 6:30pm - 10:00pm
Janet Rady Fine Art, La Ruche, 20 Buckle Street, London
A Diwan with Music, Poetry and Performance.
24 September 2010 11:00am - 22 October 2010 6:00pm
The Mosaic Rooms, 226 Cromwell Road, London
The first UK solo show by acclaimed Jordanian sculptor
23 September 2010 7:00pm -
Momo, Heddon Street, London W1
An informal panel discussion and Q&A on how the Arab world is portrayed in the Western media.
21 September 2010 7:45pm -
Five women speak and sing their stories in their own words.
18 September 2010 7:30pm - 01 October 2010 7:30pm
The sons of a Palestinian master luthier, who is the son of a master luthier...
18 September 2010 8:00am - 28 November 2010 8:00pm
Contemporary Urban Centre, 41 – 51 Greenland Street, Liverpool
An exhibition drawing inspiration from the city of Jerusalem.
16 September 2010 6:30pm -
The Brunei Gallery, SOAS, London WC1H 0XG
A talk and performance by Khyam Allami.
13 September 2010 7:45pm -
Level 5 Function Room, The Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX
A talk and discussion with one of Palestine's leading writers.
10 September 2010 6:30pm - 7:30pm
The Delfina Foundation, 29 Catherine Place, London SW1E 6DY
A talk by Delfina's latest resident artist.
10 September 2010 6:00pm -
The Front Room, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX
Sudanese singer Amira Kheir performs at London's Southbank Centre.
07 September 2010 7:00pm -
The Frontline Club, 13 Norfolk Place, London W2 1QJ
Challenging notions of the oppressed woman under the veil.
01 September 2010 6:30pm -
A rehearsed reading of Hannah Khalil's new play about Palestine.
20 August 2010 3:00pm - 26 September 2010 9:00pm
La Ruche 20 Buckle Street London E1 8EH
Iraqi artist Rashad Salim exhibits his latest work.
10 August 2010 12:00pm - 14 August 2010 6:00pm
A photographic series by up-and-coming photographer Inzajeano Latif of Palestinians living in London.
09 August 2010 10:00pm - 11:20pm
Royal Albert Hall
Oud player, Khyam Allami, and his BBC Radio 3 World Routes Academy mentor, guitarist and singer Ilham al-Madfai, come together at the BBC Proms.
08 August 2010 10:30am - 5:00pm
V&A Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL
Celebrate the Arab World with a day packed full of creative family fun.
01 August 2010 3:00pm - 03 August 2010 7:30pm
London Coliseum, St. Martin's Lane, London WC2N 4ES
A new extravagant theatrical creation charting an historic journey to the heart of the Arabian desert.
17 July 2010 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Amnesty International Human Rights Centre, 17-25 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA
For one night only, London will be hosting a very special event that is truly Palestinian in every sense.
15 July 2010 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH
A debate on theatre in the Arab world with speakers from Tunisia, Lebanon, Syria and the UK.
14 July 2010 7:45pm -
Purcell Room, Southbank Centre, London SE1 8XX
An evening of modernist poetry from the United Arab Emirates at the London Literature Festival.
09 July 2010 3:00pm - 17 July 2010 7:45pm
The Old Vic Tunnels, The Cut, London SE1 8NB
A play telling the stories of Iraqi civilians in the aftermath of 20th March 2003.
08 July 2010 1:00pm - 07 August 2010 6:00pm
An exhibition by Egyptian/German artist Susan Hefuna.
03 July 2010 11:15am - 24 July 2010 11:15am
Sudanese-Egyptian master trance musicians Rango embark on a national tour of the UK during July 2010
02 July 2010 10:00am - 14 August 2010 10:00am
The Street Gallery, Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, Stocker Road, University of Exeter, Exeter EX4 4ND
An exhibition of photographs by HRH Princess Alice
02 July 2010 10:00am - 11 July 2010 7:00pm
Various Liverpool Venues
Ten days packed full of music, dance, visual art, film, literature and food at venues across the city of Liverpool.
01 July 2010 7:00pm - 9:00pm
MOMO, 25 Heddon Street, London W1B 4BH
A celebration to mark the publication of ‘Beirut 39: New Writing from the Arab World' - an anthology featuring 39 young Arab writers from across the globe.
29 June 2010 6:00pm - 7:15pm
Travelling to the Arab world this summer? Join us at the Arab British Centre for a four week spoken Arabic course covering all the basics.
22 June 2010 6:30pm - 7:30pm
A non-linear lecture. Artist in residence Shuruq Harb asks: when do we start making an artwork?
12 June 2010 12:30pm -
A reading of Arrabal's Guernica plus scenes from contemporary life in Gaza as written by Theatre for Everybody.
11 June 2010 12:30pm - 10 July 2010 5:30pm
October Gallery, 24 Old Gloucester Street, London WC1N 3AL
A quest to embody a complex spiritual vision by means of works on paper of exquisite subtlety...
03 June 2010 6:00pm - 12 June 2010 10:00pm
Institut Français, 17 Queensbury Place, London SW7 2DT
This year's 12th edition of Mosaïques Festival of World Culture features a host of UK Premieres, director Q&As, talks, workshops and music.
01 June 2010 6:00pm - 8:00pm
A twelve week Arabic calligraphy course taught by Mustafa Ja'far. Tuesday evenings from 16th March to 1st June 2010.
29 May 2010 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Gasworks, 155 Vauxhall Street, London SE11 5RH
Lecture performance, conversation and film screening with Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige.
28 May 2010 6:30pm - 02 June 2010 6:30pm
The Mosaic Rooms, A.M. Qattan Foundation, Tower House, 226 Cromwell Road, London SW5 0SW
Youssef Rakha and Randa Jarrar, in conversation with Sarah Ardizzone. Abdellah Taïa, in conversation with Schona Jolly.
28 May 2010 1:00pm - 03 June 2010 9:15pm
Renoir Cinema, Brunswick Centre, London WC1N 1AW
Semi-autobiographical work from Palestinian director Elia Suleiman that covers the period in his family’s history spanning 1948 until recent times.
28 May 2010 1:00pm - 26 June 2010 6:00pm
Hassan Hajjaj captures the unique atmosphere and upbeat rhythm of north-African street iconography.
27 May 2010 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Stevenson Lecture Theatre, British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG
Algerian/French artist Kader Attia screens and discusses the film he has made about an object from the Museum’s Islamic collection.
25 May 2010 9:00pm -
Hip hop from Lebanon with special guests from Lyrical Alliance. Rayess Bek steps in with sharp and committed lyrics.
24 May 2010 6:30pm -
Starr Auditorium, Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG
A semi-biographical film by the award-winning Palestinian-Israeli director, writer and actor, Elia Suleiman.
22 May 2010 7:30pm -
Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX
A concert of Iraqi music including Ahmed Mukhtar, the Baghdad Ensemble and the Iraqi Maqam Group
21 May 2010 6:10pm - 30 May 2010 6:10pm
Institut français, 17 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2DT
The first feature film by a Palestinian woman tells the story of Soraya, Palestinian refugee living in Brooklyn, New York.
20 May 2010 6:30pm -
A talk by the artist. 'The Equity is in the Circle' is a two-year corporate intervention led by former resident artist Oraib Toukan.
19 May 2010 6:00pm - 8:00pm
SOAS, Thornaugh Street, London WC1H 0XG
A talk and Q&A with former BBC Middle East Correspondent Tim Llewellyn.
18 May 2010 7:30pm - 19 May 2010 7:30pm
Sadler’s Wells, Rosebery Avenue, London EC1R 4TN
A new dance work by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Damien Jalet and Anthony Gormley at Sadler’s Wells.
17 May 2010 6:00pm - 7:30pm
A talk with the artists and curator of the exhibition A Patch on My Evil Eye.
13 May 2010 7:30pm - 14 May 2010 7:30pm
The Greenwood Theatre, 55 Weston Street, London SE1 3RA
A Palestinian dance production inspired by the poetry of Mahmoud Darwish.
06 May 2010 10:00am - 26 May 2010 4:30pm
A showcase of paintings, photographs, prints and sculpture by young artists from the Middle East and Britain.
03 May 2010 11:00am - 15 May 2010 11:00am
Artspace Galleries, 18 Maddox Street, Mayfair, London W1S 1PL
A solo exhibition by Iraqi artist Sadiq Toma.
30 April 2010 7:45pm - 14 May 2010 9:00pm
A selection of vital documentary, fiction, art, and animation work by, about and from Palestinians.
29 April 2010 4:00pm - 02 May 2010 9:00pm
Venues across Birmingham
New Performance From Arab Artists curated by Eckhard Thiemann.
27 April 2010 9:00am - 30 April 2010 9:00am
The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR
A cultural celebration of the oldest capital city.
20 April 2010 10:00am - 22 May 2010 6:00pm
Photography from Egypt.
18 April 2010 2:00pm - 4:30pm
The Leighton House Museum, 12 Holland Park Road, London W14 8LZ
Come meet the instruments of the Middle East.
07 April 2010 6:30pm - 15 April 2010 6:30pm
Two Films From Lebanon.
28 March 2010 2:00pm - 5:00pm
The Green Note, 106 Parkway, Camden, London NW1 7AN
A Middle Eastern Music Concert with Khyam Allami
26 March 2010 10:00am - 23 April 2010 6:00pm
Delfina Foundation, 29 Catherine Place, London SW1E 6DY
Drawing and sculpture inspired by the architecture of Beirut.
15 March 2010 7:00pm - 9:00pm
St Ethelburga's Centre, 78 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AG
Tea on the Axis of Evil, a film by Jean Marie Offenbacher
10 March 2010 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Institute of Contemporary Art, Cinema 2, The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH
The UK premiere film screening of Cherien Dabis' Amreeka.
05 March 2010 7:30pm -
Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore Street, London W1U 2BP
Award-winning contemporary ensemble of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.
05 March 2010 10:00am - 28 April 2010 4:30pm
A new art installation by British-Yemeni artist Sousan Luqman.
04 March 2010 6:45pm -
Arab British Chamber of Commerce, 43 Upper Grosvenor Street, Park Lane, London W1K 2NJ
Book launch of Haifa Zangana's Dreaming of Baghdad.
26 February 2010 11:00am - 25 March 2010 6:00pm
An exhibition of new work by Palestinian artist Hazem Harb
05 February 2010 10:00am - 02 March 2010 6:00pm
An installation by Rana Begum, initiated during her residency in Beirut.
03 February 2010 6:00pm - 8:00pm
A demonstration by Lamees Ibrahim of Iraqi cookery.
25 January 2010 7:30pm - 13 February 2010 7:30pm
Tristan Bates Theatre, 1A Tower Street, London WC2H 9NP
A play by Palestinian/Irish playwright Hannah Khalil
19 January 2010 7:30pm - 06 February 2010 7:30pm
A play by Amir Nizar Zuabi
18 January 2010 10:00am - 03 March 2010 5:00pm
Photography by Iraqi, Syrian, Palestinian youth//integration:rights::equality
15 January 2010 10:00am - 27 January 2010 6:00pm
Nefertiti (video installation, 2008) is an archaeology of the Nefertiti sewing machine.
14 January 2010 10:30am - 06 March 2010 6:30pm
'Presence and Impressions' a new solo exhibition by Rula Halawani
12 December 2009 7:00pm -
Reem Kelani will be performing with her band at St Ethelburga’s
08 December 2009 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Musical education in Middle-Eastern and Western idioms.
24 November 2009 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Daunt Books, 158-164 Fulham Road, London SW10 9PR
Lebanon: through writers' eyes
By Ted and Andrée Féghali Gorton
24 November 2009 6:00pm - 29 November 2009 6:00pm
The Foundry, 84-86 Great Eastern Street/Old Street, London EC2A 3JL
23 November 2009 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Kensington Central Library Lecture Theatre, Phillimore Walk, London W8 7RX
Migrant and Refugee Communities Forum presents:
Masaraat (Life Journeys): Moroccan Memories Film Screening
Directed by Saeed Taji Farouky
06 November 2009 11:00am - 08 December 2009 6:00pm
An exhibition by Lebanese photographer Rania Matar.
03 November 2009 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Khalili Lecture Theatre, School of Oriental and African Studies, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
The London Middle East Institute at SOAS presents:
The Secret Life of Syrian Lingerie
By Malu Halasa and Rana Salam
Authors, Malu Halasa and Rana S...
02 November 2009 10:00am - 07 November 2009 5:00pm
Islington Museum, 245 St. John Street, London EC1V 4NB
Ceramic, textiles, paintings and print by Khulood Da’mi
15 October 2009 9:30am - 05 December 2009 6:30pm
‘The Third Eye’ is a group exhibition of contemporary Lebanese artists curated by Costantino D’Orazio, including the artists Ziad Antar, Nadim Asfar...
09 October 2009 9:00am - 10 January 2010 6:00pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, London WC2H 0HE
Portraiture by Faisal Abdu’Allah and the Chasing Mirrors Collective.
30 September 2009 6:30pm - 8:30pm
An evening of readings from Mahmoud Darwish read by Farwzi Karim, Margaret Obank, Ruth Padel and Hanan Al-Shaykh.
23 September 2009 6:30pm - 9:00pm
St. Wilfrid’s Hall, The Brompton Oratory, Brompton Road, London SW7 2RP
The Guild of the St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital presents a lecture by Jerome Murphy-O’Connor, OP on the Christian Quarter of the Old City in Jerusalem.
09 September 2009 6:15pm - 8:00pm
Fakhreldine, 85 Piccadilly, London W1J 7NB
CAABU invites you to come and break the fast with members, supporters and friends this Ramadan on Wednesday, 9th September at 7.15pm at the acclaimed restaurant, Fakhreldine.
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