Praying on the Pitch: Football, Religion and Social Identities (Online Short Course)

28 June '22

This short-course analyses football’s relation to the religious world. Too often in the past, football has been defined narrowly as a sort of secular religiosity, with no appreciation of the complex social identities within the sport. This course will explore how religious practice intersects and overlaps with the beautiful game. We will use both a […]

Disquiet Fantasies

28 June '22

Explore the connections between sleep, dream, desire and the digital realm in this conversation with artists and researchers Bahar Noorizadeh and Zach Blas, moderated by Matthew Fuller.

Masks, Facades, and Faces

28 June '22

Artist Joe Namy presents an evening of sound performances in response to the exhibition Fantasies on a Found Phone, Dedicated to the Man Who Lost it by Mahmoud Khaled. In collaboration with dramatic soprano Alya Al-Sultani and cellist Khabat Abas. For this site specific sound performance responding to the exhibition, the artist Joe Namy has […]

Artist Talk | Mahmoud Khaled

28 June '22

Join artist Mahmoud Khaled and writer Omar Kholeif as they discuss Khaled’s new commission and solo exhibition Fantasies on a Found Phone, Dedicated to the Man Who Lost it. The conversation will shed light on Mahmoud’s practice and his interest in repositioning the museological notions of a house museum in a contemporary queer lens. Speaking […]

Liverpool Arab Arts Festival 2022

28 June '22

Liverpool Arab Arts Festival Thursday 7 – Sunday 17 July 2022 This year marks 20 years since the first Liverpool Arab Arts Festival was held in the city. For two decades the festival has provided a platform for Arab art and culture, celebrating Arab artists across a range of artforms. The festival theme for 2022 […]

Arabs Are Not Funny!

20 June '22

You might have thought that Arabs couldn’t get any funnier. Think again. After over almost two years of hibernation, three of the funniest Arabs in London are back on stage, in the flesh, funnier than ever before. Widely regarded as one of the hottest comedy nights among the Arab community and beyond, Arabs Are Not […]

​​Islam and Creativity in Popular Culture (Online Short Course)

13 June '22

This is a three-day online course that addresses the many new expressions of mass mediated creative arts that make reference to Islam. These expressions may be motivated by a wish to express an Islamic interpretation or spirituality, but they may also be for other reasons, such as from anti-racism or critical perspectives. Muslims, as well […]

Jenan Younis: A Conflict of Disinterest (work in progress)

13 June '22

When Jenan was 13 she read a two thousand page Che Guevara biography in the comfort of her Middle Class Middle England home and decided she wanted to be just like him minus the stubble. She attended protests against sanctions and the Iraq war, boycotted every American coffee chain that popped up, and had free […]

Mahmoud Khaled | Fantasies on a Found Phone, Dedicated to the Man Who Lost It

13 June '22

The Mosaic Rooms presents Fantasies on a Found Phone, Dedicated to the Man Who Lost it, the first UK solo exhibition by Mahmoud Khaled. Through a series of unfolding installations and interventions, Khaled builds an immersive environment. He ambitiously transforms The Mosaic Rooms period, domestic architecture into the imagined dwellings of the owner of a […]


13 June '22

The Alternative Museum of The Sudan is Amado’s first solo exhibition at Sulger Buel Gallery. It traces the findings of his five-year research into the buried histories of the people of the Sudan who were badly affected by colonialism and other interruptive external forces. His multimedia works revive the local stories and reflect upon the fate of […]