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

Partner Event

Family Fridays

2 February '24 - 31 May '24

Our Event

Designing Dissent: Arab Creativity and Resistance

5 February - 22 April '24

Partner Event

Zineb Sedira: Dreams Have No Titles

15 February - 12 May '24


Posted 22/02/2024

OPEN CALL: SAFAR Futures Young Programmers 2024

The SAFAR Film Festival is the largest festival in the UK dedicated to cinema from the Arab world. First launched in 2012, the festival screens in London and in 8 other cities across the UK, with a programme of around 30 films.   SAFAR Futures is our strand of activity that focuses on developing the next […]

Posted 22/02/2024

REVIEW: The Soil and The Sea

Posted 06/12/2023

Interview with Sir Derek Plumbly, former Chair of the Board of Trustees

Posted 20/10/2023

Palestine Resource List: Donate, Visit, Watch, Read, Listen

Posted 20/10/2023

Our Statement on Palestine

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.