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

Performing Colonial Toxicity

22 March '24 - 16 June '24

Our Event

SAFAR Film Festival: Hull Screenings

18 - 27 June '24

Our Event

SAFAR Film Festival: London Screenings

18 - 30 June '24


Posted 16/05/2024

REVIEW: Returning to a Homeland Through Art and Remembrance

In April 2024, the Arab British Centre, Shubbak Festival and the Foundation for Art and Psychoanalysis organised a trip for the Young Shubbak collective to visit Issam Kourbaj’s exhibition Urgent Archive at Kettle’s Yard in Cambridge. Young Shubbak is a collective of 18-26 years old artists, curators, producers and creatives who programme multi-art form events […]

Posted 24/04/2024


Posted 22/02/2024

OPEN CALL: SAFAR Futures Young Programmers 2024

Posted 22/02/2024

REVIEW: The Soil and The Sea

Posted 06/12/2023

Interview with Sir Derek Plumbly, former Chair of the Board of Trustees

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.