Shubbak: A Window on Contemporary Arab Culture
Shubbak: A Window on Contemporary Arab Culture is a showcase and celebration of the very best of contemporary culture from across the Arab world.
Organised by the Mayor’s Office of the Greater London Authority, the Festival will run from 4 – 24 July 2011 across a number of venues and includes all aspects of Arab culture from architecture, dance, design and film to literature, poetry, music and the visual arts.
We’re pleased to be working with Mathaf and LIFT to present a dynamic programme of film, performance, talks and workshops offering a platform for artists, activists and academics as part of Shubbak.
Shubbak will be a first ever event - the first time so many different aspects of contemporary Arab culture will have been celebrated in one London festival.
8 July 2011 - 10 July 2011
Providing a social and critical hub at the ICA for the first weekend of the Shubbak Festival, Interference is a three day exploration of the relationship between art, agency and agitation in the Arab world and beyond.
13 July 2011 - 15 July 2011
Jarideh (meaning newspaper) is a one-on-one encounter lasting 45 minutes where both visitor and performer become partners in crime.
14 July 2011 - 15 July 2011
Egyptian director Ahmed El Attar places himself at the centre of his performance as he opens his personal archive of diaries, love letters, school reports and official documents.
15 July 2011
Gulf Stage is an unique digital project that transcends geographical barriers through artistic innovation and brings theatre from the Gulf to a global audience.