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 […]

IFS 2019: Talking Sustainable Fashion with Roni Helou

22 February '19

The International Fashion Showcase (IFS) runs until 24 February, inviting 16 of the best emerging designers from across the globe to question, provoke, and explore their worlds through fashion installations at Somerset House. This year, we’ve been delighted to support the sole entry from the Arab world, Lebanese designer Roni Helou, in partnership with Creative Space Beirut […]

Celebrating Syria – an interview with Rethink Rebuild Society

10 January '19

2018 saw the second edition of the Manchester festival Celebrating Syria take place, organised by Rethink Rebuild Society (RR), a charity that provides community assistance and support to improve lives and promote aspirations of refugees, asylum seekers and immigrants in the UK. Offering a varied programme of services and events, they are currently displaying an […]

Hala Kaiksow on Bahrain Art Week in London

21 November '18

Accumulation: Legacy and Memory will bring the best of contemporary and modern art from Bahrain to London for the third edition of Bahrain Art Week in London, from Wednesday 21 – Wednesday 28 November 2018. Showcasing and celebrating Bahrain’s rich history as one of the oldest contemporary cultures in the Middle East, Bahrain Art Week […]

‘That’s Why I’m Here’ – An Interview with Comedian Jenan Younis

24 October '18

Jenan Younis is a London-based comedian of Middle Eastern heritage, whose comedy has been described as ‘a slap in the face… so don’t sit within arm’s reach’. Boasting a very healthy list of accolades, including a nomination for the BBC New Comedy award, and being a finalist for the South East Comedian of the Year, […]

Annemarie Jacir provokes and entertains the audience with her ‘generation game’ in ‘Wajib’

14 September '18

Dr Khalid Ali explains why ‘Wajib’ is an authentic Palestinian story with universal themes In her third feature film, ‘Wajib’, award-wining director Annemarie Jacir explores the opposing viewpoints of Palestinian emigrants and those who remained at home through a bittersweet tale of a son and his father. Shadi (Saleh Bakri) is Palestinian architect living in […]

What do you mean, here we are? An interview with co-curator Mariam Elnozahy

10 September '18

Header image: “What do you mean, here we are?” Photo by Andy Stagg courtesy of The Mosaic Rooms 6 July – 15 September   Coming to an end this week at the Mosaic Rooms is What do you mean, here we are? a retrospective of the renowned Townhouse Gallery in Cairo, Egypt. Founded in 1998, Townhouse emerged onto […]