Liverpool Arab Arts Festival 2018 - 20th anniversary edition
In 2018 Liverpool Arab Arts Festival is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its founding!
For two decades, LAAF has brought a thrilling showcase of the richness of Arab culture to Liverpool, with a packed programme of visual art, music, dance, film, theatre, literature and special events taking place in venues across the city.
The 2018 festival ran from 5-15 July, and was allocated additional funding by Culture Liverpool. LAAF was one of 14 festivals to have been awarded extra resources, as the city celebrated a decade since its stint as the European Capital of Culture, ensuring this was one of LAAF's biggest and best year yet.
The title for the 2018 festival was "What do I know" , with a programme designed to allows us to reflect on where we have come from and what we have learned during the past two decades.
Twenty years on from our inception it is only fitting that we continue to showcase the work of Arab artists who are pushing the boundaries of their genres and adding to the rich tapestry of contemporary and traditional Arab culture.Taher Qassim MBE, Chair of Liverpool Arab Arts Festival