Liverpool Arab Arts Festival 2021: July/August programme

16 July '21 at 10:00 am - 29 August '21 at 5:00 pm

Liverpool Arab Arts Festival, the UK’s longest running festival of Arab arts and culture, returns for its 23rd edition, from 16 July – 14 November.

The programme of live and online events presents an artist-led response to the complexities of the climate emergency in the Middle East and North African region today. The first wave of festival events in July and August includes:

– The world premiere of performance work ‘Eating The Copper Apple’ by poet Lisa luxx
– ‘Grounds for Concern’, a new installation and events programme by visual artist Jessica El Mal
– Exhibition ‘Trauma Then, Trauma Now’ by Youcef Hadjazi at the Royal Standard
– The first commissioned episode of a new podcast ‘What Happened in Baghdad’ by Kamel Saeed
– ‘Our Women on the Ground’: a talk by four female journalists featured in the acclaimed book
– The return of the ‘ARTISTS | IDEAS | NOW’ talks series
– The premiere of ‘Blue Spaces’ by experimental music collective هيHeya
– The launch of a new film programme running throughout the festival

For the full programme, and to book tickets, please visit:

Featured image: lisa luxx: Eating the Copper Apple


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