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Shubbak’s Arab Arts Festival

This July London will be swathed in a whirl of Arab awesomeness, as Shubbak‘s festival of contemporary art and culture from the region unfolds:

Comprising over 70 events across the city, it will bring together the beauty and creativity of the region, with a nod to Tahrir and the revolutions taking place.

Participants include author Nawal el-Saadawi, photographer Rania Matar, singers Zeid Hamdan, Tamer Abu Ghazaleh and Myriam Saleh, Libyan author Hisham Matar, Moroccan writer and politician Mohammed Achaari, Saudi author Raaja Alem, the Lebanese writer Hassan Daoud and so many more besides.

Running from 4-24 July it will also comprise Arab artists, filmmakers, musicians, choreographers and architects from Algeria, Bahrain, Canada, Egypt, India, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, KSA, Spain, Sudan, Sweden, Tunisia, Turkey, the UAE and USA.

To find out more, visit Shubbak, here.

One comment on “Shubbak’s Arab Arts Festival

  1. jimworldaccent
    July 5, 2011

    And we’re off…! So many excellent events and exhibits over the next few weeks; I’m very glad this festival has been organised. As I pondered on my blog about London and translation, my office is planning for a lunch time trip to the wonderful looking Khatt – a display of Noureddine Daifallah’s calligraphic art. I’m looking forward to seeing feedback here and elsewhere on other people’s experiences.

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