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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 […]

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 […]