Shubbak is delighted to be partnering on two events at the Edinburgh Festivals 2017 this August.

Forever Arab?

Forever Arab? at the Edinburgh Festival 2017

Thursday 10 August 2017, 2.30pm - FREE

Summerhall, Edinburgh, EH9 1PL

As part of the Arab Arts Focus talks programme, Forever Arab? discusses how notions of identity, nationality and politics influence the creations and reception of Arab theatre makers, with artists from Shubbak and the Arab Art Focus including Hassan Abdulrazzak (Iraq/UK), Alia Alzougbi (Lebanon/UK), Amer Hlehel (Palestine) Moderator: Eckhard Thiemann (Germany/UK). This event is part of the Arab Arts Focus talks programme supported by Tamasi Collective for the Performing Arts and curated by Jumana Al-Yasiri, Sundance Institute Theatre Programme. This event is supported by The Jerwood Foundation. This is a free event.

Reflections on Syria

Shorts from Syria

Sunday 13 August 2017, 3pm

The Studio, Edinburgh, EH8 9BL

We're partnering with the Edinburgh International Festival and the British Council to bring Syrian short films introduced by award-winning director Yasmin Fedda, stirring new compositions performed by classical musician Maya Youssef, and a discussion with eminent theatre director Rafat Alzakout, chaired by broadcaster and journalist Bidisha. Part of the Edinburgh International Festival and British Council season Spirit of '47.