Arab Arts in London: Degree Show Spotlight

29 June '18

In the London art lover’s calendar, June is a busy month, bringing a wave of new artists into the spotlight via the platform of the university degree show. From fine art and fashion, to textiles and ceramics, there really is something for everyone to immerse themselves in at the many art schools across the city, […]

We’re Hiring an Office Manager (Part Time)

18 May '18

Job Description: Job Title: Office Manager (Part Time) Salary: Between £23,500 to £26,500 pro rata (dependent on experience) Working Hours: 3 Days a week spread across 5 days (ideally 9am – 1pm). Alternative arrangements will be considered. Contract: 18 months fixed-term with the opportunity to extend. Holiday entitlement: 25 days pro rata (not including bank holidays […]

Arts Canteen Visit the UAE

11 May '18

Aser El Saqqa, director of award winning organisation, Arts Canteen, tells us about about his whirlwind visit to Art Dubai and the inspiring people he met there. Winning the Arab British Centre Award for Culture in 2017, I was offered the opportunity to visit a country in the Arab world of my choosing. Since last summer, […]

Connection, cause, collaboration: an interview with Ahmed Masoud by Marnie Langeroodi

09 May '18

@70: Celebration of Contemporary Palestinian Culture is a week-long festival of theatre, dance, film screenings and talks marking 70 years since the Nakba, where 700,000 Palestinians were forced to leave their land. It will take place 14th – 20th May at RADA Studios, London. I spoke to one of the festival’s organisers, writer and director, […]

@70: Celebration of Contemporary Palestinian Culture

01 May '18

Every year on May 15, Palestinians around the world, numbering about 12.4 million, mark the ‘Nakba’ or ‘catastrophe’. As 2018 marks the 70th anniversary of the 1948 Palestinian exodus, three artists from Gaza – writer and director Ahmed Masoud, writer and director Ahmed Najar and Khaled Ziada, founder and director of Arabic culture promoters MARSM – have put together […]

Shokran, Merci! Playlist by Rosa Pérez

13 April '18

Dear all, Today is my last day at The Arab British Centre after three wonderful years working here and almost five since I set foot in this incredible building for the first time. I have learnt loads since then, professionally and personally. I feel blessed to have been able to work in what I love […]

Six Days at the Sporting Club: A Beirut Gem

07 February '18

In the summer of 1956 (…) I frequented Sporting Club, a new beach club just below Eden Roc, built on the rocks with a spirited café, numerous sunbathing areas, and a bar. “Sporting,” as it was known, had several inlets into which the sea flowed, and where when the water was not too rough, one […]

Interview with calligraphy master Hassan Massoudy

29 January '18

Interview with calligraphy artist Hassan Massoudy on his exhibition ‘Hassan Massoudy: Breath, Gesture and Light’ at October Gallery, London By Rosa Perez “Through my art and my choice of humanist texts in my work I hope to bring a bit of hope, peace and tolerance to our society.” Hassan Massoudy  On Wednesday 24 January 2018, […]

A wonderful whirlwind trip to Tunis by Hannah Khalil

19 January '18

As anyone who watched my acceptance speech for the Arab British Centre Award for Culture will know – I was shocked to win the prize. I still am. But it all became real on 12 January when I boarded a plane to Tunisia to attend the Arab Theatre Institute’s 10th theatre festival there, as part […]

IN 2017

22 December '17

IN 2017 WE TURNED 40! 2017 marked 40 years since the founding of The Arab British Centre on 13 July 1977. Watch the film about our history here and about our 40th Anniversary Celebration and Award for Culture here. WE TRAVELLED Our Chairman and Executive Director participated in ‘Making Impact through Philanthropy’ at the British […]