Shubbak Festival 2017

Returning to London from 1 – 16 July 2017

Shubbak has become a key moment in the arts calendar of the UK and the Arab World, bringing new and unexpected voices alongside established artists to new audiences every two years. This year’s festival will take place in London from 1 – 16 July 2017. A full programme will be released in Spring 2017.

Events already on sale are:

Cairokee / Tania Saleh at the Barbican

1 July 2017

Celebrate the songs of the modern Middle East as Cairokee and Tania Saleh bring their music to the Barbican as part of this year’s Shubbak Festival.
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Taha at the Young Vic

5 – 15 July 2017

A lyrical story of the life of Palestinian poet Taha Muhammad Ali, written and performed by Amer Hlehel.
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Displacement at Sadler’s Wells

6 & 7 July 2017

Syrian dancer and choreographer Mithkal Alzghair look at the human being amidst the complexities of migration and war.
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Negotiating Space at The Mosaic Rooms

30 June 2016 – 2 Sept 2017

Negotiating Space is the UK’s first all women show of artists from Saudi Arabia. Featuring Dana Awartani, Reem al-Nasser and Zahra Al-Ghamdi, the artists present work which contemplates the place for memory and heritage as they negotiate their position amidst rapid cultural change in their country.
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“The festival’s scope is ambitious… with expressions from varied regions and a thriving, vibrant diaspora”

“The festival speaks of restless societies that are questioning themselves”
Peter Aspden, Financial Times

Taha by Amer Hlehel

Displacement by Mithkal Alzghair