Did you know that Abdelwahed ben Messaoud, Moroccan ambassador to Elizabeth I, was rumoured to have inspired the Shakespearean character of Othello?
That Antic Egyptian-inspired architecture can be found as far as Cornwall and Lincolnshire?
That in 1983, the first national anti-racist movement in France, led by North African immigrants and their children, grew in just a couple of months from 17 people marching in Marseilles, to more than 100,000 people in Paris?
East In The West: A Cultural History of Arab Presence in Europe
13 April – 14 April ’19 | 2 Weeks | Fee: £240
The Arab British Centre
1 Gough Square
Arab British Centre