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Talks and Workshops with Aïcha El Beloui and Mehdi Annassi

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We are excited to reveal some forthcoming events with Aïcha El Beloui and Mehdi Annassi, two award-winning artists from the Moroccan Collective Skefkef سكفكف . They are in residence with Shubbak for one week and are giving talks and workshops across London end of this month to warm you up…
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We’re hiring – Shubbak seeks a Marketing Manager

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Job Title: Marketing Manager of Shubbak: A Window on Contemporary Arab Culture Location: Shubbak, London Reports to: Executive Director and Artistic Director Salary: £27,000 pro rata Start date January 2019 or as soon as possible Term: 7 months (with a review after 3 months) – January until end of July…
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Kahareb at Rich Mix for Shubbak 2017

Review: Shift Exhibition at the Mosaic Rooms (Flavia Malusardi)

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  Review by Flavia Malusardi of Shift Exhibition at the Mosaic Rooms, which was part of Shubbak 2017. Shift, part of Shubbak Festival 2017, brought together the work of three young female artists from Saudi Arabia, at their debut in the UK. Showcased at the premises of The Mosaic Rooms,…
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Rasha Abbas – The Sword and Sheath

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The Sword and Sheath By Rasha Abbas Translated by Elisabeth Jaquette There was no other woman I knew who could have done such a thing. I ran after her, out of the building, and she crawled through a hole in the barbed wire fence around the perimeter. She asked me…
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Ace of Swords

King of Cups – Rasha Abbas

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I shuffle the deck of tarot cards and deal three of them onto the table. The first one has a drawing of the Nine of Cups, reversed. Not reassuring. The second has a drawing of the Three of Cups, reversed. Not the best card either. The third is the King…
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Nahla Al-Ageli Interviews Saleem Haddad About ‘Guapa’

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For Shubbak, Nahla Al-Ageli reviews Saleem Haddad’s ‘Guapa’ and interviews the author before he participates in the Literature Programme Living in a politically volatile city in the Middle East, a young Arab drag queen – who is by day a tireless human rights activist – is arrested by the police…
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Professional Visitors Programme

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SHUBBAK FESTIVAL // 1 – 16 July 2017 // PROFESSIONAL VISITORS PROGRAMME SHUBBAK (meaning ‘window’ in Arabic) is London’s largest biennial festival of contemporary Arab culture bringing new and unexpected voices alongside established artists to new audiences every two years. Shubbak connects London audiences and communities with the best of contemporary Arab…
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Maha’s Music Show – Shubbak 2015

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Shubbak was delighted to be covered by Maha’s Music Show on K2K Radio. Maha’s Music Show mixes Arabic music and bilingual English & Arabic chat, sun-soaked sounds that conjure up memories of lazy hazy days in the Middle East. It is the only show broadcast in the UK dedicated to…
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Shubbak 2015 – First events now on sale

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We’re delighted to announce our first events of Shubbak 2015! The Asil Ensemble with Karima Skalli opens our music programme at the Barbican, Palestinian / Belgian dance collaboration Badke arrives at London’s Southbank Centre, Radhouane El Meddeb’s moving production When The Arabs Used To Dance visits The Place, and the…
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Open call: expressions of interest

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The third Shubbak festival of contemporary Arab culture will be held across London from 11?26 July 2015. The programme is currently being developed by Shubbak’s Artistic Director Eckhard Thiemann in partnership with a number of venues. Shubbak is a curated festival and participation is normally by invitation only. However, we…
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BBC Arabic Radio: Interview with Omar Al Qattan

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Omar Al Qattan, Chair of Shubbak, speaks about the Shubbak festival on BBC Arabic Radio Xtra. Listen to the full programme