2018 Festival

In 2018 Liverpool Arab Arts Festival celebrated its 20th anniversary.

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.