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Thu 5 July

LAAF 2018 kicks off with powerful fusion of musical performance and contemporary poetry, from the one and only Bachar Zarkan.

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Fri 6 July

Our enhanced musical programme gets going with a special co-headline set from the wonderful 47SOUL and TootArd

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Sat 7 July

Tunisian singer-songwriter Emel Mathlouthi takes over Invisible Wind Factory for a spectacular live performance, with support from DJ U-Cef

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Sun 8 July

What Do I Know?, a new performance piece which combines poetry and music, comes to the Philharmonic Music Room

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Mon 9 July

At Home in Gaza and London, which blends live-streaming and recorded video to allow performers in Gaza and London to work together, comes to LAAF

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Tue 10 July

A second chance to catch the wonderful At Home in Gaza and London at the prestigious Everyman theatre.

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Wed 11 July

A double bill of superb documentary films at FACT, followed by post-screening discussions with both directors

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Thu 12 July

The BBC Arabic Festival returns to LAAF with a screening of the critically-acclaimed feature length documentary, Those Who Remain

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Fri 13 July

Contemporary dance comes to the Sugar House steps in Liverpool, courtesy of the fantastic Brotha From Anotha Motha

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Sat 14 July

Ahmed Masoud's fascinating new theatrical production The Shroud Maker comes to LAAF plus a storytelling workshop with Alia Alzougbi

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Sun 15 July

The famous Family Day returns to Sefton Park Palmhouse with a great lineup of musical performances

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LAAF has helped generate interest in and understanding of Arab culture in this city and beyond. It also embodies respect and tolerance which, more than ever in these difficult times, are vitally important.

Bryan Biggs, Artistic Director at Bluecoat Quote footer bar