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

Kufic Calligraphy with Joumana Medlej

17 June '21 - 22 July '21

Our Event

Levantine Spoken Arabic Beginners Module 3

19 May '21 - 16 June '21

Partner Event

The Scorpios

24 June '21


Posted 05/05/2021

Video: Watch back the launch of We Wrote in Symbols

On Thursday 29 April we had the pleasure of hosting the launch of We Wrote in Symbols, a collection of writing on love and lust by Arab women writers.  It is a little-known secret that Arabic literature has a long tradition of erotic writing. Behind that secret lies another – that many of the writers are women. 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

Posted 17/12/2020

Arab Film Development Workshop 2021: Meet the Filmmakers!

Posted 14/09/2020

SAFAR Film Development Workshop: Meet the Participants!

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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.