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Arab British Centre closed until further notice

17 March '20

17.3.20 Following the official advice to limit interactions and restrict all but essential travel in wake of the increasing Coronavirus threat, we have reached the difficult decision to close the Arab British Centre until further notice. All events, courses and access to the library are postponed in order to better preserve the safety of students, […]

Meet our SAFAR 2020 curator: Rabih El-Khoury

04 March '20

We’re delighted to tell you that we have appointed Rabih El-Khoury as the curator for the SAFAR Film Festival 2020, following an open call last year. Rabih holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the Lebanese American University in Beirut and a Masters of Arts in Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship from Goldsmiths University here […]

Award for Culture Winners: Marsm

18 December '19

In September 2019 at the ceremony in City Hall, judge Karl Sharo announced that music events production company Marsm were the winners of the Arab British Centre Award for Culture in the category of Organisations. We caught up with Christina Hazboun, their PR and Communications Coordinator, a few months after the Award to ask what […]

Award for Culture Winners: Nadine Kaadan

18 December '19

In September 2019 at the ceremony in City Hall, judge Venetia Porter awarded children’s book author and illustrator Nadine Kaadan with the Arab British Centre Award for Culture in the category of Individuals. We caught up with Nadine a few months after the Award to ask what she’s been up to, and what the next […]

OPEN CALL: SAFAR Film Festival 2020 Curator

13 November '19

DOWNLOAD OPPORTUNITY AS A PDF Curatorial Opportunity SAFAR FILM FESTIVAL 2020 APPLICATION DEADLINE: 8:00pm GMT (UK time) | 15 December 2019 The Arab British Centre is seeking a film curator for the fifth edition of the SAFAR Film Festival, taking place across London venues from 17 – 21 September 2020. The opportunity is a freelance […]

Blog Post: Johnson and Irene by Celine Luppo McDaid

04 November '19

Celine Luppo McDaid is the Donald Hyde curator of Dr Johnson’s House, our collaborators and host of the London’s Theatre of The East exhibition running from 8 November 2019 – 15 February 2020. This blog is taken from ‘London’s Theatre of The East: Essays on the Exhibition by Artists and Academics’, which will be available […]

Press Release: London’s Theatre of The East Exhibition Opens 8 November

24 October '19

London’s Theatre of The East 8 November 2019 – 15 February 2020 A collaboration by The Arab British Centre and Dr Johnson’s House Inspired by Samuel Johnson’s only play, Irene (1749), London’s Theatre of The East will showcase new commissions by four contemporary Arab-British artists and writers. The project invites artists, researchers and the public […]

Press Release: Nadine Kaadan and MARSM win Award for Culture 2019

27 September '19

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 27 September 2019 Download as a PDF Celebrating the achievements of Arab Arts and Culture at The Arab British Centre’s Award for Culture Ceremony Winners announced as Syrian children’s author and illustrator Nadine Kaadan and events production company MARSM Runners Up announced as textiles artist Omeima Mudawi-Rowlings and artist platform […]

Press Release: Award for Culture 2019 Shortlist Announcements

31 July '19

Arab British Centre Award For Culture Shortlist Announcement 31.7.19 WEDNESDAY 31 JULY 2019 Women lead shortlist of biennial award celebrating Arab culture in the UK Artists and organisations from across the country represented in shortlists Awards will be announced at ceremony in London on 26 September 2019 The Arab British Centre is delighted to announce […]

Call Out for Artists and Writers: London’s Theatre of the East

21 June '19

We have recently secured funding from the City of London to run a collaborative project with our neighbour, the museum Dr Johnson’s House, home of the writer and playwright Samuel Johnson, best known for compiling the first comprehensive ‘Dictionary of the English Language’ (1755). Together, we’ll be commissioning 3 artists of different practices to examine […]