Saturday 15 July


What's on Saturday 15 July 2017

LAAF at the World Museum

15 July 2017 | 1pm - 4pm

World Museum | FREE

Liverpool Arab Arts Festival returns to World Museum for a Saturday extravaganza for all the family. Come along to discover the creativity, captivating stories and fascinating traditions of the Arab diaspora. Live performances include music from London Syrian Ensemble, Coat of Many Words discussions in the Treasure House Theatre, and Ancient Modernity will be presented in response to the museum’s renowned ancient Egypt collection. Expect humour and intrigue as resident storyteller Alia Alzougbi returns with traditional tales from the Arab world, and artists Rachel Gadsden and Ali Saeid Ashour invite audiences to join them in creating large-scale artwork live on site.

Ancient Modernity

15 July 2017 | 1.20, 2.20 & 3.20pm

World Museum Liverpool | FREE

Liverpool has one of the largest collections of ancient Egyptian artefacts in the UK and this performance takes place right in the heart of that collection. Ancient and contemporary Egypt collide in an imaginative site-specific reinterpretation of choreographer Zosia Jo’s Ancient Modernity – ‘a living, breathing, dancing museum of modern Egyptian culture’.

Coat of Many Words: Migrant Stories

15 July 2017 | 2-3pm

Treasure House Theatre, World Museum | FREE

Part of LAAF at the World Museum

As part of the Coat of Many Words project, hear people who have travelled from the Arab Worlds and elsewhere around globe, now living in Liverpool, share personal stories in their own words, and recounting their own geographical, cultural and emotional journeys.

Reem Kelani in Concert

15 July 2017 | 8pm

Music Room - Liverpool Philharmonic Hall | £12


World-renowned Palestinian singer and musicologist Reem Kelani returns to the Liverpool Arab Arts Festival for an intimate concert in the Philharmonic Hall’s Music Room.

Kelani’s live show promises to captivate audiences, as she weaves humorous and poignant storytelling with songs performed in her trademark soulful tones.

Liverpool will hear music from her latest album, Live at the Tabernacle, as well as old favourites. The singer is joined by musicians Bruno Heinen, Ryan Trebilcock and Antonio Fusco.

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