You’re invited to our first ever Friday Hangout, where we’ll be bringing together people interested in Arab culture for an online chat over their lunch breaks, wherever they may be. We’re a very sociable bunch, and we’ve been missing our lunchtime hangouts while working from home, so we thought we’d extend an invite to others who may be feeling the same.
Each Friday Hangout will be co-hosted by an artist who’ll talk a bit about their practice and what they’re up to, before opening up the floor for informal discussion.
For this first week – which may be a bit of an experiment! – we have invited award-winning filmmaker and Arab British Centre trustee Saeed Taji Farouky to co-host. His latest documentary Tell Spring Not to Come This Year won the Amnesty International Award and the Audience Choice Panorama Award at Berlinale 2015. His fabulous new short film Strange Cities Are Familiar has also recently been screened at 15 festivals across the world and won 2 best film awards so far. He also runs the radical Re:Creative Film Course in South London Gallery designed to develop new approaches in cinema with students from backgrounds underrepresented in the film industry.
To join us at our inaugural Friday Hangout, simply enter your email address below then look out for the details of how to join the meeting in your inbox on Friday morning ahead of the actual event at 1pm.