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
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.
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.
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
|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|
|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|
|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|
|SAT 8||19:45||Taha – Amer Hlehel (Performance)||Young Vic||Booking required|
|SUN 9||14.00 – 20.15||Shubbak Films at the Barbican (Tramontane, Obscure, Shorts from Syria)||The Barbican||Booking info|
|MON 10||19.30||Transaction – Mithkal Alzaghair (Performance)||Hackney Showroom||Booking required|
SHUBBAK PROFESSIONAL ROUTE II // 13 – 16 July 2017
|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|
|FRI 14||20.00||Love & Revenge – Rayess Bek & La Mirza (Music)||Rich Mix||Booking required|
|21.30||OR Corbeaux – Bouchra Ouizguen (Performance)||Serpentine Galleries||Free event|
|SAT 15||12.30 – 19.00||Shubbak Literature||The British Library||Booking required|
|SAT 15||14:45||Taha – Amer Hlehel (Performance)||Young Vic||Booking required|
|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|
|SAT 15||20.00 – 1.00||Kahareb – Maurice Louca, Sama, Missy Ness, Sotusura, Beirut World Beat (Music)||Rich Mix||Booking required|
|SUN 16||12.30 – 19.00||Shubbak Literature||The British Library||Booking required|
Professional Programme Producer
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+44 (0) 207 8321341
+44 (0) 207 8321341