Shubbak Festival 2019

Kabareh Cheikhats
Kabareh Cheikhats © LAID

28 June–14 July 2019

“The festival’s scope is ambitious… with expressions from varied regions and a thriving, vibrant diaspora”


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. The festival returns this summer with events taking place across London from 28 June–14 July 2019. Early events are booking now. Follow us on social media or join our mailing list to follow the latest festival news and announcements. Or contact us for more information on Shubbak 2019. Explore the festival guide or view the daily listings calendar.

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May He Rise and Smell the Fragrance

Ali Chahrour
Thu 4 & Fri 5 July 2019 | 8pm
Sadler’s Wells
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Amir Elsaffar Ensemble
Sat 6 July 2019 | 5.30pm & 8pm
Sadler’s Wells
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The Trace of the Butterfly: A Tribute to Rim Banna

Tania Saleh, Faraj Suleiman, Bu Kolthoum + more
Tue 9 July 2019 | 8pm
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“The festival speaks of restless societies that are questioning themselves”

Peter Aspden, Financial Times

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