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Shubbak Festival 2015: Celebrating Arab Art & Culture in Heart of London

“Our plans for 2015 will once again bring together London's cultural institutions with the most exciting Arab artists and companies, positioning London as a global destination to witness and engage with the plurality of Arab cultural creativity.” Eckhard Thiemann

'Wave', Djerbahood, Tunisia by eL Seed. Courtesy to Shubbak, 2015.

‘Wave’, Djerbahood, Tunisia by eL Seed. Courtesy to Shubbak, 2015.

(London: May): The Shubbak festival of contemporary Arab culture will return to London from 11 to 25 July 2015. This will be the third edition of the biennial festival which first launched in 2011. Sue Davies, Director, Shubbak said: “The next Shubbak festival will continue to build on the success that we have already achieved. In 2013, we grew an  audience of 55,000 visitors from London and the Arab world, showcased 52 events and hosted artists from 16 Arab countries. There is a great appetite in London for stimulating and contemporary cultural work from the Arab region and we want to see an even greater number of people enjoying our next festival in 2015.”

The Shubbak festival showcases the very best of contemporary Arab culture across dance, film, theatre, family events, literature, poetry, talks and the visual arts. It is currently seeking expressions of interest from Arab artists, and organisations that work with Arab artists, for 2015.

Eckhard Thiemann, Artistic Director, Shubbak, said “Our plans for 2015 will once again bring together London’s cultural institutions with the most exciting Arab artists and companies, positioning London as a global destination to witness and engage with the plurality of Arab cultural creativity.” 

For full Shubbak programme, click here.

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