The Arab British Culture & Society Award, now known as the arab british centre award for culture
The Arab British Culture & Society Award was launched in 2007. It was the original concept of the Rt Hon. Sir Peter Lloyd, former chair of the Arab British Centre, intended to celebrate, promote and encourage the work of those involved in educating the British public on the life and times of the Arab world and its people.
At the inaugural prize-giving ceremony in June 2008 Al Saqi Books were awarded the first prize of £5,000 and the opportunity of support and promotion of future work. Click here for more on the 2008 Award. The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts were specially commissioned to design and produce an Arab-themed trophy for the occasion.
The winner of the 2009 Award was Zaytoun CIC (click here for more information); in 2010 Liverpool Arabic Arts Festival won (more information here). Al Jazeera English were recently announced winners of the 2011 Award. More information can be found here.
Applications for The Arab British Centre Award For Culture 2013 are officially closed! Click here for more information
Image: The Arab British Culture & Society Award 2008 Trophy. Photo courtesy of trophy designer Adam Williamson www.adamwilliamson.com