• Emel Mathlouthi


Saturday 7 July


07 July 2018 8pm

Emel Mathlouthi with support from U-Cef (DJ set)

Invisible Wind Factory  |  £8 (full price) £6 (conc.)

Emel Mathlouthi - Internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter and the "voice of the Tunisian revolution" Emel Mathlouthi will take to the stage at the Invisible Wind Factory, as she enters a new phase of her extraordinary life.

Emel will perform powerful, heartfelt tracks from her sophomore album Ensen (Human) and her 2007 recording containing the viral anthem of the Arab Spring, "Kelmti Horra (My Word is Free)".

Emel’s genre-defying music, melds electronica and Tunisian textures into her unique cinematic universe. 

Book here

07 July 2018 10am - 5pm

Tented Dreams Guided Talk

Dickens Gallery, St George’s Hall  |  FREE

Syrian artist Mohammed Amari fled the devastation of the conflict in his country with few worldly possessions, among which were his watercolours and paintings. We are delighted to present a selection of Amari’s moving paintings.

Alongside his works we will be exhibiting artwork by refugees ​from the Za’atari Refugee Camp in Jordan, with whom Amari has been working as a volunteer art teacher.

07 July 2018 1pm - 5pm

Liverpool Arab Arts Festival Family Workshops

The Bluecoat  |  FREE

Liverpool Arab Arts Festival Family Workshops 

Join LAAF and Bluecoat for a day of fun family activities during the UK's premier annual Arab arts festival.

Expect storytelling from the Arab world and exciting hands-on workshops suitable for all ages.

07 July 2018 9am - 9pm

It Was Paradise

Winter Gardens, Mann Island (Outside Open Eye Gallery)  |  FREE

British artist Rachel Gadsden was awarded an Unlimited International commission in 2017 to collaborate with Palestinian artist Ali Saeid Ashour. The outcome is It was Paradise.

Located in London, Liverpool and the West Bank, and inspired by Palestinian poet and author Mahmoud Darwish’s poem Under Siege, the collaboration addresses global concerns about migration, the lingering flight of refugees, as well as the isolation of disabled and bereaved people. The project is exhibited on display stands outside Open Eye Gallery.

It Was Paradise - In Conversation takes place 8th July, 1.30pm - 2.30pm - more details can be found here

This exhibition runs from Saturday 7th July to Sunday 15th July, 9am - 9pm everyday