LIVERPOOL ARAB ARTS FESTIVAL – Friday 12 – Sunday 21 July 2024

Port Cities
12:00pm, Friday 12 July

Port Cities

In partnership with British Council – MENA, we proudly launch our international visual arts project Port Cities. This exhibition premiere at Space Liverpool features newly commissioned work by visual artists Mohamed Abdelkarim, Laila Hida, Nadia Kaabi-Linke and Siska.
Slow Listening
12:00pm, Friday 12 July

Slow Listening

As part of Liverpool Arab Arts Festival’s Port Cities project, we introduce Slow Listening, an invitation to stop and tune in to the sounds of the cities around us.
Janette Ayachi: Exploring Heritage Through Poetry
6:00pm, Wednesday 17 July

Janette Ayachi: Exploring Heritage Through Poetry

Scottish-Algerian poet Janette Ayachi gives a special reading at Bluecoat exploring dual heritage through poetry, hosted by Deryn Rees-Jones.
Marina Barham: A Voice for Theatre and Culture in Palestine
6:00pm, Thursday 18 July

Marina Barham: A Voice for Theatre and Culture in Palestine

Marina Barham, General Director of Al Harah Theatre in Bethlehem Palestine, brings a voice to Liverpool from the theatre and performing arts sector in Palestine through the story of Al Harah Theatre and its work in the West Bank.  
Oranges and Stones
7:30pm, Thursday 18 July

Oranges and Stones

ORANGES AND STONES is a play without words, told solely through physical action and original music that conveys a moving image of occupation and settlement in Palestine spanning over 75 years. 
Chambers of the Heart
7:30pm, Friday 19 July

Chambers of the Heart

Three women confront love, desire and memory in stories spanning East and West in the first staged performance of Chambers of the Heart. Written by Hassan Abdulrazzak, directed by Sepy Baghaei and performed by Laila Alj.
Bittersweet: A Story of Food and Yemen Tours
12:00pm, Saturday 20 July

Bittersweet: A Story of Food and Yemen Tours

In partnership with Liverpool Arabic Centre and Habibti, we invite you on a guided food tour of Yemeni eateries on Lodge Lane to experience the unique culinary flavours from different regions of Yemen. 
The Ayoub Sisters
8:00pm, Saturday 20 July

The Ayoub Sisters

Award-winning instrumental duo The Ayoub Sisters present an evening of live music including songs from their critically acclaimed album, Arabesque.
Family Day
12:00pm, Sunday 21 July

Family Day

Get ready to experience the return of Liverpool Arab Arts Festival's closing Family Day spectacular at the iconic Sefton Park Palm House.

What We Do

Founded in 1998, Liverpool Arab Arts Festival is a registered charity delivering arts and community programmes that bring diverse cultures together, increasing appreciation and awareness of Arab culture and arts at a local, national and international level.

Our year-round programme of events and community projects includes Liverpool Arab Arts Festival, established in 2002 and still the UK’s premier annual Arab arts festival.

Each year, our festival brings a thrilling celebration of Arab culture to venues across the city and showcases the richness of Arab culture through a packed programme of visual art, music, dance, film, theatre, literature and events.

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ما الذي نقوم به؟

تأسس مهرجان ليفربول للفنون والثقافة العربية عام 1998 كمؤسسة خيرية مسجلة تُقدم الفنون والبرامج المجتمعية التي تجمع الثقافات المتنوعة معاً، مما يساهم في زيادة التقدير والوعي بالثقافة والفنون العربية على المستوى المحلي والوطني والدولي.

يشمل برنامج أنشطتنا ومشاريعنا المجتمعية المستمرة على مدار العام علىمهرجان ليفربول للفنون العربيةالذي تأسس عام 2002، والذي ما يزال يعتبر المهرجان الأول للفنون والثقافة العربية في المملكة المتحدة.

في كل عام يحتفل مهرجاننا بالثقافة والفنون العربية في أماكن مختلفة من مدينة ليفربول ليعرض ثراء الثقافة العربية من خلال برنامج مثير مليء بمختلف الفعاليات والفنون المرئية والموسيقى والرقص والأفلام والأدب والمسرح.  

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