Shubbak (meaning ‘window’ in Arabic) supports and celebrates the diversity of Arab artists’ creativity and innovation through its professional and engagement programmes, national touring and biennial multi-artform London Festival. Working nationally and internationally, we commission, initiate and develop projects that encourage a wide range of creative approaches in an artist-led process.

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Shubbak Festival

Shubbak Festival is London’s largest biennial festival of contemporary Arab culture. It brings new and unexpected voices alongside established artists to London every two years. An ambitious programme connects London audiences and communities with the best of contemporary Arab visual arts, film, music, theatre, dance, literature and debate.
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“[A] triumphant celebration of Arab contemporary culture.”

the majalla

“The world’s biggest festival of Arab culture.”

The times

“The festival speaks of restless societies that are questioning themselves”

Financial times

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Shubbak Trustees