Liverpool Arab Arts Festival takes place 12-21 July at venues across the city

Port Cities - Exhibition launch
1:00pm, Friday 12 July

Port Cities – Exhibition launch

Join us to celebrate the opening of Liverpool Arab Arts Festival 2024 at this special afternoon launch of our Port Cities exhibition. In partnership with British Council – MENA and featuring newly commissioned work by artists Mohamed Abdelkarim, Laila Hida, Nadia Kaabi-Linke and Siska.
Port Cities
12:00pm, Saturday 13 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.
Yalla Neحky storytelling with Hadi Badi Books
12:00pm, Saturday 13 July

Yalla Neحky storytelling with Hadi Badi Books

We are thrilled to welcome Hadi-Badi co- founders, Hend Badawy and Raneem Soliman, to the festival to lead an interactive storytelling session for children aged 4-8 years at Liverpool Central Library.
Comedy workshop with Maria Shehata
1:00pm, Saturday 13 July

Comedy workshop with Maria Shehata

Multi-award winning comedian Maria Shehata leads this interactive comedy workshop. Whether a budding comedian or trying stand-up for the first time, this workshop will put you through your comedic paces in a fun and relaxed atmosphere! 
Arabs Are Not Funny
7:30pm, Saturday 13 July

Arabs Are Not Funny

After a sell-out performance last year, we welcome comedians Prince Abdi, Fatiha El-Ghorri, Janine Harouni and Maria Shehata to Liverpool for a special edition of Arabs Are Not Funny. In association with Arts Canteen.
Arab Film Night: At The Library x LAAF
4:00pm, Sunday 14 July

Arab Film Night: At The Library x LAAF

Liverpool Arab Arts Festival and At The Library present a special summer evening of Arab film at the Plaza Community Cinema in Waterloo.
Port Cities symposium
10:00am, Monday 15 July

Port Cities symposium

Join us for an immersive day featuring talks, performances and screenings by Port Cities artists Mohamed Abdelkarim, Laila Hida, Nadia Kaabi-Linke, Siska and special guests. Delve into the varied themes and concepts that inspire their artworks.
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.
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.
Chambers of the Heart
7:30pm, Saturday 20 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. This is the second performance during the festival.
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.