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A Window on Contemporary Arab Culture. Multidisciplinary festival in London, 4 - 24 July 2011.
Jul 2011

From 4 - 24 July 2011, London hosts the city's first ever celebration of contemporary culture from across the Arab world. Organised by the Mayor of London, Shubbak: A Window on Contemporary Arab Culture will encompass over seventy events in more than thirty key cultural venues throughout the city for three weeks.

Shubbak (the arabic word for 'window') will feature a wide-ranging programme of visual arts, film, music, theatre, dance, literature, architecture, lectures and discussion, many of them free, hosted by leading London cultural organisations.

Highlights of the Visul Arts programme include:

4 - 8 July
Majed Shala: Breathing the Air, Arab British Centre
4 July - 18 Sep.
From Facebook to Nassbook: A showcase of contemporary Egyptian art, culture and thought, MICA Gallery
4 - 24 July
Abraaj Capital Art Prize Winner 2010 Hala Elkoussy: Myths and Legends Room: The Mural, City Hall.
4 July - 24 Aug.
Shopopolis: creative interventions by Emirati and British artists, Westfield London.
5 - 14 July
Degree Show, The Prince's School of Traditional Arts.
7 July
Global launch of Footnote to a Project* the 2011 Abraaj Capital Art Prize book project, followed by a panel discussion focusing on opportunities for artists in the Arab World, Mosaic Rooms.
8 - 10 July
Interference. A three-day exploration of art, agency and agitation in the Arab world and beyond. Presented by the ICA in partnership with Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha.
9 - 21 July
Al Bab: A Gateway to Contemporary Art, Sotheby's.
12 - 30 July
Public Domain: Public and Civic Spaces in the Arab World. Curated by Nous, Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).
12 July - 11 September
The Bidoun Library in Residence. Serpentine Gallery, part of the Edgware Road Project.
13, 14, 22 July
The British Museum, Free Gallery talks: Ladan Akbarnia, Curator of Islamic Collection; Venetia Porter, Curator of Islamic and Contemporary Middle East Department; Alexandra Porter on Pre-Islamic Yemen.
Until 23 July
Wael Shawky: Larvae Channel exhibition, Delfina Foundation.
Until 23 July
The Knowledge: Stop 3 – Alexandria (Egypt), Delfina Foundation.
To 22 July
Rania Matar: A Girl and her Room, Mosaic Rooms.
To 23 July
KHATT, An exhibition by Moroccan calligrapher, Noureddine Daifallah, Selma Feriani Gallery.
21 July onwards
The Jameel Prize 2011, The Jameel Galleries, V&A.
Full details of the Festival are available at:

(From a press release of the organizer)

Multidisciplinary festival in London

4 - 24 July 2011

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