Liverpool Arab Arts Festival

Thursday 7 – Sunday 17 July 2022

This year marks 20 years since the first Liverpool Arab Arts Festival was held in the city. For two decades we have provided a platform for Arab art and culture, celebrating Arab artists across a range of artforms including music, performance, theatre, literature, spoken word, visual art and more.
The festival theme for 2022 is  نقطة وصل – Nuqtat Wasl – A Point of Connection. 

Please note that all event times are listed in British Summer Time. 

N3rdistan group shot

N3rdistan

“Music to feed souls and hearts”
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Thursday July 7, 2022
Arab Image Foundation

Impressions from an Archive

The Liverpool Arab Arts Festival presents a collaborative exhibition by
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Thursday July 7, 2022
Father Tongue shot

Hannaa Hamdache: Father Tongue

Father Tongue (2022) is a moving image piece using the
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Thursday July 7, 2022
No words

Yemen in Conflict exhibition

An exhibition of transcribed and translated poetry
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Thursday July 7, 2022
ARTISTS / IDEAS / NOW - Podcast

ARTISTS / IDEAS / NOW – Podcast

Translating the Arab Experience podcast series
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Thursday July 7, 2022
Father Tongue shot

Father Tongue: Poetry workshop

Join artist Hannaa Hamdache for an intimate poetry writing workshop
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Friday July 8, 2022
Beirut Printmaking Studio

Printmaking workshop with Tarek Mourad

In this practical monotype workshop artist Tarek Mourad will introduce
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Friday July 8, 2022
Arab Image Foundation

Talk: Impressions of an Archive

Join members of the Arab Image Foundation and Beirut Printmaking Studio
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Friday July 8, 2022
12th-century map of the Indian Ocean by Al-Idrisi

Exploring Al-Idrisi: map making workshop with Jessica El Mal

Get hands on and make your own maps using printmaking
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Saturday July 9, 2022
Egypt +100

Egypt +100

This special preview event will bring together featured Egyptian writers Mansoura
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Saturday July 9, 2022
LAAF x A Lovely Word

LAAF x A Lovely Word

Join us for this special version of ‘A Lovely Word’,
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Saturday July 9, 2022
Will My Parents Come to See Me

The Stories We Tell

A tour of contemporary Arab cinema through a diverse selection
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Sunday July 10, 2022
Elodie Sacher Photo of French grandfather picturing his 1960s travel through Morocco

A.MAL Presents: Working with Family Archives from North Africa

Photographs, videos, recipes as well as poems and songs all
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Monday July 11, 2022
The Gravedigger's Wife Still

The Gravedigger’s Wife

A screening of the movie, The Gravedigger’s Wife, Khadar Ayderus
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Tuesday July 12, 2022
Camille Maalawy

Arabic Song Workshop with Camille Maalawy

Join Camille Maalawy for a choir performance workshop, which explores  Arabic
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Thursday July 14, 2022
London Syrian Ensemble group shot

London Syrian Ensemble

A collective of Syrian musicians
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Friday July 15, 2022
Curfew shot from show

Curfew

A contemporary dance production by Palestinian dance troup El-Funoun and
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Saturday July 16, 2022
Jessica El Mal family image

Working with Family Archives, An Encounter

Jessica El Mal and Elodie Sacher of A.MAL will guide
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Saturday July 16, 2022
A Journey to Yemen

A Journey to Yemen

This free celebratory event will bring people together to celebrate
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Saturday July 16, 2022
Family Day 2018 - AB Photography

Family Day

Liverpool Arab Arts Festival's celebratory day of music, food and
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Sunday July 17, 2022

We will be announcing more festival events in early June, including workshops, book launches, new commissions and more.