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

Soundtrack to Puzzled Identities

1 July '21 - 31 July '21

Partner Event

Liverpool Arab Arts Festival 2021: July/August programme

16 July '21 - 29 August '21


Posted 13/07/2021

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

SAFAR attendee Ja’far ‘Abd al-Hamid shares his experience of this year’s edition exploring Generational Encounters in Arab Cinema. As the train pulls into Barbican station, my reflection in the windows barely shows my eyes above the medical mask that seems to have gotten progressively bigger over these past seventeen months. Walking through the cavernous tunnel […]

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

Posted 17/12/2020

Arab Film Development Workshop 2021: Meet the Filmmakers!

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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.