Don’t miss an amazing event at The London Palladium
Saturday, 13 April 2019 at 22:00
انضم لنا هذا العام في عيد الحب للاستمتاع بأحلى أغاني الحب، سنبدأ برنامج “عيد الحب” الساعة 5 ولغاية الساعة 8 مساءً
يمكنكم مشاركتنا رسائل الحب واهداء أغنية لمن تحبون عبر التواصل معنا عبر الهاشتاج “#عيدالحب١٩” على تويتر و من خلال الاستماره أدناه
Tune in this valentine’s day for our special programme where you can enjoy the best Arabic love and romance music from 5 pm to 8 pm.
Share your wishes, and dedicate a song to your loved ones, you can reach us on Twitter on hashtag “” and via the form below
Liverpool Arab Arts Festival are thrilled to bring Palestinian hip-hop legends DAM to Liverpool on 27 February, as part of their England tour organised by MARSM UK.
Mastering a unique combination of Arabic percussion rhythms, Middle Eastern melodies and the band’s signature brand of hip hop, DAM has grown to become one of the most influential acts of the Middle East’s urban music scene.
Heralded as “the spokesman of a new generation”, DAM began working together in the late 1990s as the first Palestinian hip hop crew and among the first to rap in Arabic. Struck by the uncanny resemblance of the reality of the streets in Tupac’s video to their own neighbourhood of Lyd, they were inspired to tell their stories through this potent new medium. In 2016 Maisa Daw officially joined DAM with the release of “#Who_You_R”, an incendiary critique of social hypocrisy and norms. For their UK tour, they will be joined by their live band featuring DJ Bruno Cruz (Electronics) and Isam Elias (Keys & Synths).
Captivating and cunning, the group has been featured in Rolling Stone, Vibe, Q, Reuters, and The New York Times, and has appeared on MTV, CNN, BBC, and Al Jazeera. Recently signing with UK label Cooking Vinyl (Goldie, Groove Armada, Trio Joubran, 47Soul) they are gearing to release their new album “Between Hannah and Mannah” and will be playing at Constellations as part of their highly-anticipated England tour.
DAM – Live in Liverpool
Constellations | 7.30 – 11.30pm, Wednesday 27 February 2019
£11.75 (including booking fee)
DAM’s 2019 England Tour is supported by Arts Council England.
A showcase of some of Palestine’s most inventive and compelling spoken-word and musical artists
From protest songs to cunning social insights, humour and grief, four stellar artists come together to celebrate the power of words and meaning.
Creating a unique strand of poetry, monologue and comedy, that mixes Fus-ha (literary Arabic) and colloquial Arabic, she will be accompanied by Maruan Betawi (Oud) and Phelan Burgoyne (drums).
Award-winning Palestinian actor and writer, Dajani uses her theatrical background to give her spoken word a performative edge. With her signature style of theatrical spoken word pieces, her poems are a passionate contribution to prominent themes of our time.
Multi-genre musician, singer, songwriter Jowan has become celebrated for his iconic strand of sarcastic protest songs, giving his work a rare and revealing edge.
Renowned spoken-word artist, lecturer and human-rights activist, Ziadah will be hosting the night.
TIMES & TICKET INFO
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Performances will be in Arabic and English.
Supported by War on Want and SOAS Palsoc and APUK.
Date: FRI 15 Feb
Vahid Hosseini’s 90 minute documentary Bazm-e-Razm (Feast of War) tells the tumultuous story of the Iranian music scene between 1979 and 1989, featuring extensive interviews with individuals involved in the scene.
The film won the Crystal Simorgh for the best research in documentary at the 35th Fajr Film Festival in 2017.
This is screening will take place on 6/02/2019 at 7:30 pm
Please note, seats for this event are limited and are allocated on a first come first served basis.
This Evening event is a celebration of literary translation Arabic to English, with Luke Leafgren, the winning translator for his translation, The President’s Gardens and the novel’s author, Iraqi writer Muhsin Al-Ramli. Along with Chair of Judges Pete Ayrton, founder of Serpent’s Tail publishers, and Paul Starkey, Chair of the Banipal Trust.
From the Judges’ report: Tender, funny, tragic, wise and poetic, The President’s Garden is imbued with the richness and complexity of a region that has known little peace over the last century. Luke Leafgren’s translation conveys beautifully the spirit and idiosyncrasies of the original. It is a seamless rendering of an outstanding work of fiction.
All Welcome. This is a free event, but you need to register on this Waterstones link to reserve your place.
Copies of The President’s Garden will be on sale.
Waterstones Piccadilly Bookshop
203-206 Piccadilly, LONDON W1V 9LE
Banipal Trust for Arab Literature
Read more at https://www.arabbritishcentre.org.uk/whatson/an-evening-to-celebrate-the-winning-translation-the-presidents-gardens/#tRxpOocoXBJAKOu1.99
The International Fashion Showcase (IFS) is back, inviting 16 of the best emerging designers from across the globe to question, provoke, and explore their worlds through fashion.
A highlight of the fashion calendar, the IFS nurtures and presents work from the most exciting fashion talent from around the world. Working in partnership over a year, British Council, British Fashion Council, London College of Fashion and Somerset House provide a tailored residency programme for 16 emerging international designers, culminating with a free public exhibition during London Fashion Week, 11-25 February 2019 at Somerset House. Themed around the concept of ‘Brave New Worlds’ and the changing landscape of fashion, the exhibition showcases the work developed by the designers in a compelling series of installations exploring urgent issues and new ideas that are shaping fashion globally.
Having blown both audiences and judges away with our award-winning installation Blueprint Beirut in 2016, we’re delighted to once again be partnering with Beirut’s STARCH Foundation on the 2019 edition of the IFS to support designers from the Arab world at this landmark event, this time showcasing emerging Lebanese designer Roni Helou.
Ready-to-wear designer Roni Helou – the sole designer representing the Arab world in the IFS – was born in 1992 and is a graduate of Creative Space Beirut, an innovative NGO providing free education in fashion design. During his three years in the institution, he took part in various exhibitions, internships and collaborations. His brand has been featured in prominent regional media outlets such as Vogue Arabia, Harper’s Bazaar Arabia and the National UAE and is sold at various boutiques in the region.
A committed campaigner for environmental and animal rights, Roni’s activism has heavily influenced his brand. This is evident in its championing of sustainability, local action and fair practices. Fittingly, his IFS showcase installation ‘Wasteland, Wonderland’ seeks to explore attitudes and behaviours concerning recycling, waste and the garbage crisis that has plagued Lebanon.
Roni Helou’s collection confronts the phenomena of how local geographies in the developing world are shifting as a result of the endless accumulation of landfill rubbish. The sheer amount of waste presents a problem that seems exceedingly difficult to tackle, shrouding the future in darkness. Made primarily from recycled materials, the installation is split into two parts; dark and light. The dark side signifies how garbage, literal and political, is engulfing Lebanon, while the bright side sheds light on the situation, offering information and possible solutions.
The International Fashion Showcase will be open daily at Somerset House from 10m-6pm. Access is free.
West Wing Galleries, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA
British Council, British Fashion Council, London College of Fashion, UAL and Somerset House, in association with London Fashion Week
Read more at https://www.arabbritishcentre.org.uk/whatson/international-fashion-showcase-2019-brave-new-worlds/#lgkgiDyQLmJMTwPW.99
After a very successful sold-out 26 editions, Arts Canteen’s Arabs Are Not Funny is back with very interesting line-up of comedians, representing the Arab world and surrounding regions, looking for an opportunity to showcase their talents.
This show is widely regarded as one of the hottest comedy nights among the Arab community and beyond. Comedians with roots in the Arab world attempt to prove the naysayers wrong!
Six comedians hand-picked from all over the world are coming together
If you like controversial, modern chat, these comedians will bring it in spades.
8 February ’19 at 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm
All acts in English.
Line Up :
– Mo Magaleo:
– Yazz Fetto
Nabil Abdulrashid (guest)
Mo Saffaf (MC)
Cansu Karabiyik (guest)
35-47 Bethnal Green Road
Oud masters and innovators Le Trio Joubran perform music from a career spanning fifteen years including their anticipated new album The Long March.
From a family steeped in Arabic music, the three brothers Samir, Wissam and Adnan Joubran have been touring the world with their ouds for the past fifteen years. Through their mesmerizing songs they attempt to honour the struggles and oppression of indigenous peoples around the world, and see their music as part of the Palestinian people’s effort for recognition. The three brothers form a trio, a rare thing in oud music, and it’s through the oud, or Arabic lute which they have become one.
Their new record The Long March is a landmark for the band, continuing to combine musical worlds with collaborations from Roger Waters and poet Mahmoud Darwish. Rock solos meet synths and Arabic verse; brooding and beautiful, contemplative and joyous.
3 February ’19 at 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y 8DS London, United Kingdom
Read more at https://www.arabbritishcentre.org.uk/whatson/le-trio-joubran/#Lp6vD2dxpGzSZr2I.99
Hajja Souad, an 80-year old Palestinian woman living on the besieged Gaza Strip, knows about business. She has survived decades of wars and oppression through making shrouds for the dead. A compelling black comedy, The Shroud Maker delves deep into the intimate life of ordinary Palestinians to weave a highly distinctive path through Palestine’s turbulent past and present. Loosely based on a real life character still living in Gaza, this one-woman comedy weaves comic fantasy and satire with true stories told first hand to the writer, and offers a vivid portrait of Palestinian life in Gaza underscored with gallows humour.
Written and directed by Ahmed Masoud | Performed by Julia Tarnoky | Designed by Dima Karout
15 February ’19 at 7:30 pm – 3 February ’19 at 9:00 pm
Performances will run at:
The Volcano Theatre, Swansea on 15 Feb http://www.volcanotheatre.co.uk/whats-on/shroud-maker
Greenwich Theatre, London from 25-28 February https://www.greenwichtheatre.org.uk/events/shroud-maker
The Stantonbury Theatre, Milton Keynes on 03 March http://www.stantonburytheatre.co.uk/whats-on/all-shows/the-shroud-maker/15346/
Ahmed Masoud is a writer, director and academic based in the UK and author of Vanished: The Mysterious Disappearance of Mustafa Ouda. His plays include Camouflage (London, May 2017), Walaa/Loyalty (London, June & November 2014), Unto the Breach (London, November 2012 & Vienna, November 2013) and Go to Gaza, Drink the Sea (London, 2009 & Edinburgh Fringe, August 2009). His radio piece Escape from Gaza was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2011.