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“What is Jarda?!” – Project Celebration and Online Showcase

22 September '21

Never before have parks, fields and forests been so important to us. In the time when green space became our only outing, our Jarda mixed-media installation questions who uses these spaces and how we experience them. Created across 6 workshops using photography, poetry, collage, self-portraiture and more, the artwork on display invites you to re-question […]

Jarda  جاردا Installation at People’s History Museum

05 August '21

“The love of nature is like music… it is a common language that can transcend political and social boundaries” – Sanaa Sedaki, co-producer Never before have parks, fields and forests been so important to us. In the year when green space became our only outing, this co-produced mixed media installation questions who uses these spaces and […]

Call out for Jarda  جاردا – Manchester Workshops

18 May '21

Read the Arab Britain Jarda Call Out in Arabic Arab Britain is our programme that explores the history, achievements and experiences of Arabs in Britain. Our long term goal is to create a story archive of Arab British experiences, platforming personal stories of migration, diaspora, and the intricacies of the “Arab British” experience, in all […]

Cairo in the Roaring 20’s with Raphael Cormack

28 April '21

“If you visit a city during the day, you cannot claim to know it. You must see its nightlife” – Jeanette Tagher The 1920s in Cairo were a time of revolution – political, social, and cultural. Egypt had recently won independence from British rule (officially at least if not always in practice), women were becoming […]

We Wrote in Symbols: Love and Lust by Arab Women Writers

01 April '21

Join us for 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  celebrates the works of 75 of these female writers of […]

Connect ME Winter Digital Residency: Artist Talk

15 February '21

Over the past month, the winter edition of the Making Marks: Connect ME Digital Residency has been in full swing. With mentorship from multimedia artist Manal AlDowayan, Dina Khatib (UAE) and Ollie Cameron (UK), and Carolin Schnurrer (UK) and Meshal Al-Obaidallah (KSA) have been creating new collaborative work that considers how digital tools can encourage […]

Levantine Spoken Arabic Beginners Module 3

26 January '21

This is a continuation course of our Levantine Spoken Arabic Level 2 and develops aspects of Arabic Language particularly speaking, pronunciation and listening. It’s suitable for those who have completed Levantine Spoken Level 1 and 2 (20 hours in total) or who have prior/basic knowledge of Arabic. Students are expected to be able to understand […]

Levantine Spoken Arabic Beginners Module 2

26 January '21

Levantine Arabic Beginners Module 2 aims at providing students with communicative opportunities to enable them to conduct short conversations to make bookings, ask and talk about possessions, shop for items and describe them through class activities. It is a continuation from the first module to enable students to converse in a basic everyday situation as […]

Levantine Spoken Arabic Beginners Module 1

26 January '21

Levantine Spoken Arabic Beginners Module 1 aims to provide students with basic communicative skills through a variety of everyday settings and enable participants to introduce themselves and to conduct short conversations. The classes are dynamic and interactive with an emphasis on spoken communication and interaction. This is achieved through pair and group work, simulations and […]

Levantine Spoken Arabic Beginners Module 3 (January/February)

26 January '21

This is a continuation course of our Levantine Spoken Arabic Level 2 and develops aspects of Arabic Language particularly speaking, pronunciation and listening. It’s suitable for those who have completed Levantine Spoken Level 1 and 2 (20 hours in total) or who have prior/basic knowledge of Arabic. Students are expected to be able to understand […]