02 July '24

Sami Abu Wardeh has been wondering how, as a Palestinian comedian, he can make comedy in the middle of the belly of the beast aka the anus of Europe aka sh*thole UK. Come and see him try his jokes as well as things that might not be classed as comedy (that will be for you […]

A Night with Halim

02 July '24

ARTS CANTEEN & GRAND JUNCTION PROUDLY COMMEMORATE EGYPT’S LEGENDARY VOCALIST ABDEL HALIM HAFEZ WITH A PERFORMANCE BY THE HARFOUSH JAZZ BAND LED BY EGYPTIAN VOCALIST AHMED HARFOUSH The concert will feature songs from the Egyptian icon’s film and studio recordings from the 1950s and 60s in a new jazz and Latino sound as part of […]

The Places We Carry Art Exhibition

02 July '24

Join us at Grand Junction for a FREE exhibition curated by Dima Karout and Local Residents celebrating the stories from London’s Middle Eastern and North African communities. Over the past year, Grand Junction has collaborated through workshops with the community local to our venue, exploring and celebrating the rich heritage of Londoners from the Middle […]

Tugging At The Sea

01 July '24

“If I was a moon, I’d tug at the sea, to draw the land piece by piece closer to me…” A strange place where once welcoming people are now barricading themselves. Bizarre politicians arguing about slogans. Paper boats, of all sizes and colours. Who are the real invaders? After the success of Ali In Wonder(Eng)land, […]

DzFest 2024: The Algerian Festival for Arts & Culture

28 June '24

WELCOME TO THE SECOND EDITION OF DZFEST An immersive celebration of contemporary Algerian culture in the heart of the UK. This year, our theme “A Retro Perspective,” explores the inception, prominence and eclipse of a culture, one so widely consumed yet intriguingly unknown to many. Highlights include: The Art Fest – A full day of […]

Music from North Africa

14 June '24

The African Concert Series presents “Music from North Africa”, a musical kaleidoscope from Egypt, Algeria, Morocco and Sudan featuring songs with Master of RAI music, Abdelkader Saadoun on mandola, piano music with acclaimed pianist Rebeca Omordia and music for strings with Ubuntu Ensemble. The world’s first ever African Concert Series has established itself as a […]

Liverpool Arab Arts Festival 2024

14 June '24

Liverpool Arab Arts Festival 12th – 21st July 2024   Liverpool Arab Arts Festival (LAAF) – the longest running festival of Arab arts and culture in the UK – returns for its 22nd year.   LAAF exists to support and champion creatives from across the Arab region and its diaspora. The festival brings a thrilling […]

Rola Azar with Saied Silbak & Band

21 May '24

Join us for Rola Azar, an eminent Palestinian singer from Nazareth makes her first public appearance in London; presenting folklore and heritage singing . Rola’s music combines traditions and contemporary elements, mirroring her serene and romantic voice! Accompanied by the talented oud player Saied Silbak and his band ! As a part of our continued […]

Special Event for Palestine

14 May '24

Come on an immersive experience together. Storytelling will meet art and purpose as we showcase how community can be a catalyst for action. An evening filled with hope and love. From the community by the community, music, stories, interactive performances, food and more. Guest speakers include: – El Far3i – Singer, Songwriter – Chris Smalls […]