Kufic Calligraphy with Joumana Medlej

Manuscript Kufic is the original Qur’anic script which developed under the Umeyyads and reached its apogee under the Abbasids, but fell into disuse nearly a thousand years ago. Now for the first time, it is being taught again.

Cairo in the Roaring 20’s with Raphael Cormack

The 1920s in Cairo were a time of revolution – political, social, and cultural. Based on the research behind the new book Midnight in Cairo: The Female Stars of Egypt’s Roaring ‘20s, this online course uses the stories of the singers, actresses, and dancers of this period to tell a different kind of Middle Eastern history.

Arabic Language – now online!

Our Arabic language classes are taught by Ibrahim Othman who has several years’ experience of teaching Arabic at a variety of levels, both in his native Syria and in the UK. Each online course costs £145-£160 and your place will be confirmed once payment is complete. Scroll down for the descriptions and contents of the courses.

Darbuka, Arabic Music Theory & Oud

Taqasim Music School, founded by Iraqi Oud Master Ahmed Mukhtar, was established in 2011 to teach one of the most significant Oriental instruments called Oud, among other instruments and disciplines that represent Middle Eastern Music. The school also introduced Darbuka lessons in spring 2017.

Art History Courses with Roberta Marin

Our introductory courses on the art of the Arab World explore the schools, the movements and the artistic practices that have characterised art across the region throughout various historical and political periods.