The Arab British Centre aims to further understanding of the Arab world by promoting its culture, sharing its knowledge and supporting a community of individuals and organisations that work to enhance friendship and collaboration between people of the UK and the Arab world.

What's On

Featured: Our Event

Jarda  جاردا Installation at People’s History Museum

21 July '21 - 10 October '21

Featured: Our Event

Cairo in the Roaring 20’s with Raphael Cormack

21 September '21 - 12 October '21

Partner Event

The dancers’ garden by Alaa Satir

28 July '21 - 26 September '21


Posted 10/08/2021

Interview: Curator Sherif Dhaimish on Resistance, Rebellion & Revolution

Resistance, Rebellion & Revolution, opening on 19 August at London gallery HOXTON 253, explores the life and works of the late Libyan artist and satirist, Hasan ‘Alsatoor’ Dhaimish (1955-2016). Coinciding with the ten-year anniversary of the Libyan revolution, the exhibition features samples of his anti-Gaddafi regime, pro-human rights illustrations that were published between 1980 and […]

Posted 13/07/2021

SAFAR Guest Blog: A journey back to the cinema by Ja’far ‘Abd al-Hamid

Posted 05/05/2021

Video: Watch back the launch of We Wrote in Symbols

Posted 14/04/2021

Interview: Ali Al-Jamri on Between Two Islands, Poetry by Bahrainis in Britain

Posted 10/02/2021

Interview: Bahia Shehab on You Can Crush the Flowers, A Visual Memoir of the Egyptian Revolution

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The Arab British Centre library is a public borrowing library. Formerly a private collection put together over the past 40 years.

We organise and promote cultural and artistic events, and host a community of like-minded resident organisations at our central London premises.

Our meeting room is in the heart of the City of London and can be hired for use by registered organisations, societies and NGOs associated with Arab-British issues.