Shubbak Festival 2017

Sat 1 July
Shubbak & Words Without Borders Goes live on shubbak.co.uk and wordswithoutborders.org Literature
Shift 11am – 6pm The Mosaic Rooms Visual Art
Shift – Artists Talk 12pm The Mosaic Rooms Talk
Cairokee & Tania Saleh 7.30pm Barbican Centre Music
Sun 2 July
Inanimate Village 10am – 5.30pm The British Museum, Great Court Visual Art
Unearthed 10am – 5.30pm The British Museum, Great Court Visual Art
Survival of the Artist 10am – 5.30pm The British Museum Visual Art
Eid Festival 12 – 6pm Trafalgar Square Music
Living Histories 1.45 – 2.30pm The British Museum, Gallery 34 Visual Art
Hawidro & Rasha 7.30 – 11pm Bush Hall Music
Mon 3 July
International Equality 6.45pm Institut Francais Mediatheque Talk
And Here I Am 8pm Arcola Theatre Performance
Farouk, Besieged Like Me 8.30pm Cine Lumiere, Institut Français Film
Tues 4 July
Shift 11am – 6pm The Mosaic Rooms Visual Art
Imagined Futures Shorts 6.30pm Barbican, Cinema 2 Film
Al Atlal 7.30pm Ciné Lumière, Institut Français Performance
And Here I Am 8pm Arcola Theatre Performance
Wed 5 July
Shift 11am – 6pm The Mosaic Rooms Visual Art
And Here I Am 3:30 & 8pm Arcola Theatre Performance
Sacré Printemps! 6 & 7.30pm Southbank Centre Square Performance
Taha 7.45pm Young Vic, The Maria Performance
Neshama 8pm Rich Mix Music
Iraq: War, Love, God & Madness 8.30pm Barbican, Cinema 2 Film
Thurs 6 July
Animated Images 10am – 11pm Rich Mix, Mezzanine Gallery Visual Art
Shift 11am – 6pm The Mosaic Rooms Visual Art
Sacré Printemps! 1, 4 & 6.30pm British Library Piazza Performance
Dar al Sulh 7 – 10pm The Mosaic Rooms Visual Art
Taha 7.45pm Young Vic, The Maria Performance
And Here I Am 8pm Arcola Theatre Performance
Displacement 8pm Sadler’s Wells, Lilian Baylis Studio Performance
The Last of Us 8.30pm Barbican, Cinema 2 Film
Fri 7 July
Animated Images 10am – 11pm Rich Mix, Mezzanine Gallery Visual Art
Shubbak in Dalston 10am – 6pm Various locations On Location
Shift 11am – 6pm The Mosaic Rooms Visual Art
Beyond London 4.30pm Arcola 2 Talk
Dar al Sulh 7 – 10pm The Mosaic Rooms Visual Art
Tarek Yamani Trio 8pm Kings Place Music
Taha 7pm Young Vic, The Maria Performance
And Here I Am 8pm Arcola Theatre Performance
Displacement 8pm Sadler’s Wells, Lilian Baylis Studio Performance
Off Frame
(aka Revolution Until Victory)
8.30pm Barbican, Cinema 2 Film
Sat 8 July
Animated Images 10am – 11pm Rich Mix, Mezzanine Gallery Visual Art
Shubbak in Dalston 10am – 6pm Various locations On Location
Shift 11am – 6pm The Mosaic Rooms Visual Art
And Here I Am 3:30 & 8pm Arcola Theatre Performance
Bloody Beans 6.30pm Barbican, Cinema 2 Film
Dar al Sulh 7 – 10pm The Mosaic Rooms Visual Art
Taha 7.45pm Young Vic, The Maria Performance
Sun 9 July
Animated Images 10am – 11pm Rich Mix, Mezzanine Gallery Visual Art
Shubbak in Dalston 10am – 6pm Various locations On Location
Shorts from Syria 2pm Barbican, Cinema 2 Film
Obscure 4.30pm Barbican, Cinema 2 Film
Tramontane 6.30pm Barbican, Cinema 2 Film
Mon 10 July
Animated Images 10am – 11pm Rich Mix, Mezzanine Gallery Visual Art
Transaction 7.30pm Hackney Showroom Performance
Taha 7.45pm Young Vic, The Maria Performance
Tues 11 July
Animated Images 10am – 11pm Rich Mix, Mezzanine Gallery Visual Art
Shift 11am – 6pm The Mosaic Rooms Visual Art
Curating in Saudi: A New Generation 7pm The Mosaic Rooms Talk
Taha 7.45pm Young Vic, The Maria Performance
Mind, The Gap & For the Absent Ones 8pm Arcola Theatre Performance
Wed 12 July
Animated Images 10am – 11pm Rich Mix, Mezzanine Gallery Visual Art
Shift 11am – 6pm The Mosaic Rooms Visual Art
Taha 2.45 & 7.45pm Young Vic, The Maria Performance
Where Activism & Imagination Intersect 7 – 8.15pm Free Word Centre Talk
Mind, The Gap & For the Absent Ones 8pm Arcola Theatre Performance
Thurs 13 July
Animated Images 10am – 11pm Rich Mix, Mezzanine Gallery Visual Art
Shubbak in Shepherd’s Bush 10am – 7pm Shepherd’s Bush Market & Bush Theatre On Location
Shift 11am – 6pm The Mosaic Rooms Visual Art
The Craft 12 – 6pm Gasworks Visual Art
Woman at Point Zero &
Four Arab Composers
7.30pm LSO St Luke’s Music
Taha 7.45pm Young Vic, The Maria Performance
Fri 14 July
Animated Images 10am – 11pm Rich Mix, Mezzanine Gallery Visual Art
Shubbak in Shepherd’s Bush 10am – 7pm Shepherd’s Bush Market & Bush Theatre On Location
Shift 11am – 6pm The Mosaic Rooms Visual Art
The Craft 12 – 6pm Gasworks Visual Art
Taha 7.45pm Young Vic, The Maria Performance
Corbeaux 8 & 9.30pm Serpentine Galleries Performance
Love & Revenge 8pm Rich Mix Music
Three Rooms 8pm Arcola Theatre Performance
Sat 15 July
Animated Images 10am – 11pm Rich Mix, Mezzanine Gallery Visual Art
Shubbak in Shepherd’s Bush 10am – 7pm Shepherd’s Bush Market & Bush Theatre On Location
Shift 11am – 6pm The Mosaic Rooms Visual Art
The Craft 12 – 6pm Gasworks Visual Art
Writing Against the Grain 12.30 –1.45pm British Library Literature
Corbeaux 2 & 5pm Tate Modern Performance
A New Confidence 2.15 – 3.30pm British Library Literature
Weaving a Magic Carpet of Poems 2.30 – 3.30pm British Library Literature
Taha 2.45 & 7.45pm Young Vic, The Maria Performance
Rasha Abbas 4 – 5pm British Library Literature
Keepers of the Flame 5.30 – 7pm British Library Literature
Kahareb 8pm – 1am Rich Mix Music
Three Rooms 8pm Arcola Theatre Performance
Sun 16 July
Animated Images 10am – 11pm Rich Mix, Mezzanine Gallery Visual Arts
The Craft 12 – 6pm Gasworks Visual Arts
The Waking Nightmare 1.30 – 2.45pm British Library Literature
Weaving a Magic Carpet of Poems 2.30 – 3.30pm British Library Literature
Under the Radar 3.15 – 4.30pm British Library Literature
Susan Abulhawa 5.30 – 7pm British Library Literature

2017 Festival Guide

Shubbak is the UK’s largest festival of contemporary Arab culture, bringing new and unexpected voices alongside established artists to new audiences every two years. This year’s festival takes place in London from 1 – 16 July 2017. Tickets are on sale now, and the full programme is available to download or view online. Follow us on social media or join our mailing list to follow the latest festival news and announcements.

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