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Posted: 2 Jun 2017 · Category: Blog, News

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 culture through ambitious festival programmes of premieres and commissions of visual arts, film, music, theatre, dance, literature and debate. Shubbak has become a key moment in the arts calendar of the UK and the Arab World.

For our 2017 edition, Shubbak offers professional visitors a dense professional programme allowing you to see several productions per day. We also aim of facilitate meetings between professionals working in the Arab region and the UK/EU and allowing in-depth encounters with the artists.

To make the most of your visit we suggest our busy weekend programmes. Below you find suggestions for two possible routes you can take to see the maximum number of works and meet with international professionals while in London

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Shubbak is a relatively new festival and works with a small team. Unfortunately we are not in a position to assist with travel, accommodation and central ticketing arrangements, but we will make your stay as pleasant as possible.

Expenses

Shubbak does not take in charge any expenses related to international professionals.
Visa: If you require a UK visa, please let us know and we can provide an invitation letter.
Ticketing: We do not have a centralised ticketing system. Please book your tickets through the venue links on our website. Many of our events are free.

Professional access

Artists meetings: Please notify us if you would like us to arrange one-to-one meetings with artists and/or Shubbak artistic director Eckhard Thiemann
Rehearsals access: If you would like to see a performance that doesn’t fit within your stay in London, please let us know and we may be able to offer you access to rehearsals

INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONALS SUGGESTED ROUTES

SHUBBAK PROFESSIONAL ROUTE I // 6 – 10 July 2017

Date Time Event Location Booking
THU 6 – MON 10 11.00 – 18.00 SHIFT – Zahrah al Ghamdi, Dana Awartani & Reem al Nasser   (Visual Art) The Mosaic Rooms Free event
THU 6 – MON 10 10.00 – 23.00 Animated Images – Sulafa Hijazi (Visual Arts) Rich Mix Free event
THU 6 – SAT 8 19.00 – 22.00 Dar al Sulh – Michael Rakowitz (Visual Arts) The Mosaic Rooms Booking required here
THU 6 13.00 / 16.30 Sacré Printemps! – Cie Chatha (Performance) British Library Square Free event
THU 6 20.00 Displacement – Mithkal Alzaghair (Performance) Sadler’s Wells Booking required here
FRI 7 16:30 Beyond London: Arab Theatre in the International Scene Arcola Theatre Free event
FRI 7 – SUN 9 10.00 – 18.00 Shubbak in Dalston (In collaboration with Dream City artistic directors Selma & Sofiane Ouissi) featuring works by Laila Soliman, Malek Gnaoui and video works Various locations throughout Dalston Free event
FRI 7 20.00 Tarek Yamani Trio (Music) King’s Place Booking required
SAT 8 15.30 And Here I am – Hassan Abdulrazzak (Performance) Arcola Theatre Booking required here
SAT 8 19:45 Taha – Amer Hlehel (Performance) Young Vic Booking required here
SUN 9 14.00 – 20.15 Shubbak Films at the Barbican (Tramontane, Obscure, Shorts from Syria) The Barbican Booking info here
MON 10 19.30 Transaction – Mithkal Alzaghair (Performance) Hackney Showroom Booking required here

SHUBBAK PROFESSIONAL ROUTE II // 13 – 16 July 2017

Date Time Event Location Booking
THU 13 – SAT 15 11.00 – 18.00 SHIFT – Zahrah al Ghamdi, Dana Awartani & Reem al Nasser   (Visual Art) The Mosaic Rooms Free event
THU 13 – SAT 15 12.00 – 18.00 The Craft – Monia al Qadiri (Visual Art) Gasworks Free event
THU 13 – SAT 15 10.00 – 23.00 Animated Images – Sulafa Hijazi (Visual Art) Rich Mix Free event
THU 13 – SAT 15 10.00 – 19.00 Shubbak in Shepherd’s Bush: Collaboration with Nehna wel Amar wel Jiran Festival (Collectif Kahraba, LB) Shepherd’s Bush Market / Bush Theatre Free event
THU 13 18:15 Pre-show talk Woman at Point Zero LSO Saint Luke’s Free for ticket holders
THU 13 19.30 Woman at Point Zero & Four Arab Composers (Music) LSO Saint Luke’s Booking required here
FRI 14 20.00 Love & Revenge – Rayess Bek & La Mirza (Music) Rich Mix Booking required here
21.30 OR Corbeaux – Bouchra Ouizguen (Performance) Serpentine Galleries Free event
SAT 15 12.30 – 19.00 Shubbak Literature The British Library Booking required here
SAT 15 14:45 Taha – Amer Hlehel (Performance) Young Vic Booking required here
SAT 15 14.00 / 17.00 Corbeaux – Bouchra Ouizguen (Performance) Tate Modern Free event
SAT 15 20.00 Three Rooms – Amal Omran, Hatem Hadawe & Kathryn Hamilton Arcola Theatre Booking required here
SAT 15 20.00 – 1.00 Kahareb – Maurice Louca, Sama, Missy Ness, Sotusura, Beirut World Beat (Music) Rich Mix Booking required here
SUN 16 12.30 – 19.00 Shubbak Literature The British Library Booking required here

CONTACT

Geoliane Arab
Professional Programme Producer
geoliane@shubbak.co.uk
+44 (0) 207 8321341

Eckhard Thiemann
Artistic Director
eckhard@shubbak.co.uk
+44 (0) 207 8321341

Daniel Gorman
Executive Director
daniel.gorman@shubbak.co.uk
+44 (0) 207 8321341

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