In 2014 the following recipients benefitted from grants from The Arab British Centre:
Swivel Theatre / Waiting For Summer
From a wedding in Syria to a kitchen in Palestine, revolutionary Egypt and wartime Iraq, four writers take us on a gripping journey through the Arab world. The series will feature new writing from Hannah Khalil and Maximillian Singh Gill, an adaptation of Yusuf Idris’ Madam Vienna (www.nahdetmisr.com) by Hassan Abdulrazzak, and a revival of Martin Crimp’s Advice to Iraqi Women.
Waiting For Summer was performed 7th – 9th February 2014 at The Etcetera Theatre, London.
Syria Speaks – Art and Culture from the Frontline will be a series of events and educational workshops featuring Syrian authors and creative practitioners, coordinated by Reel Arts and Saqi Books, supported by the English PEN programme, PEN Promotes!, a prize that was awarded last year to the book, Syria Speaks – Art and Culture from the Frontline (Saqi Books, June 2014) edited by Malu Halasa, Zaher Omareen and Nawara Mahfoud. Literary events will be held in six cities across England and will coincide with the launch of the book.