• The only annual festival of its kind in the UK

Partners & Supporters


LAAF was founded in 1998 by Liverpool Arabic Centre and Bluecoat to provide Arab arts and culture in Liverpool. Over the years this partnership has grown to include most of the major arts institutions in the city including the Unity Theatre, Picturehouse at FACT, National Museums Liverpool and Liverpool Philharmonic Hall as well as artists and community organisations.

Key funding for the organisation comes from Liverpool City Council and Arts Council England.

Patrons: Marcel Khalife and Alexei Sayle