100 Artists From The Arab World Take Part In London’s First Festival Of Contemporary Arab Culture
The curtain is raised today, Monday 4 July, on London’s first ever celebration of contemporary culture from across the Arab world, organised by the Mayor of London and sponsored by HSBC.
Shubbak: A Window on Contemporary Arab Culture, will feature around one hundred artists in over seventy events in more than thirty key cultural venues throughout the city for three weeks from 4 – 24 July 2011.
Shubbak (the arabic word for ‘window’) will feature a wide‐ranging programme of events including visual arts, film, music, theatre, dance, literature, architecture, lectures and discussion, many of them free. Among the highlights of the programme are:
4-23 July 2011 – Moroccan calligrapher Noureddine Daifalla at Selma Feriani Gallery.
6th July 2011 – Abderrahim Elkhassar, acclaimed Moroccan poet and cultural correspondent for many Arab newspapers presented by Poet in the City at The Chamber, City Hall.
9 July 2011 – Southbank Centre presents Moroccan author, Mohammed Achaari – joint winner of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction.
21st July 201 – Tate Modern presents a selection of short films by Ahmed Bouanani (1938-2011) who was a key figure in Moroccan cinema.
Full details of the Festival are available on: www.london.gov.uk/shubbak Shubbak Facebook page and microblog is open to provide opportunities for dialogue and information sharing during the Festival: