We need your help

Shubbak, London’s premier festival of contemporary Arab culture, is a registered UK charity. Our 2019 festival reached over 60,000 people in over 50 events across over 40 venues. Many of our events are free. We raise our income from public funds, trusts, foundations, sponsorship and individual donors. We need your help to ensure that more people can encounter contemporary Arab culture in the future. Giving is simple. All monies raised support the festival’s artistic programme.


You can send a cheque along with a Gift Aid Declaration if you are a UK taxpayer payable to ‘Shubbak’. Address: c/o Shubbak, Arab British Centre, 1 Gough Square, London, EC4A 3DE, England.


We offer attractive sponsorship opportunities for companies of all sizes for specific events or festival. Benefits include tickets to selected events, hospitality, branding, networking and exclusive access to bespoke events. For further details please contact Artistic Director Eckhard Thiemann. at eckhard@shubbak.co.uk.

Trusts and Foundations

We are very grateful to a range of foundations, trusts and public bodies who support Shubbak. If you would like to discuss a potential partnership opportunities please contact Eckhard Thiemann at eckhard@shubbak.co.uk.

Shubbak aims:

  • to offer London audiences the chance to discover and enjoy some of the most exciting voices and practitioners of contemporary Arab culture, in partnership with leading cultural organisations in London and the Arab region.
  • to increase understanding of contemporary Arab issues through culture, and encourage discussion, international partnerships and exchange of ideas.
  • to celebrate the contribution of the Arab community in London and engage with them as creators and audiences.
  • to recognise the enduring relationship between London and the Arab world.