Call for volunteers! Play a key part in realising the UK's premier annual festival of Arab arts and culture in Liverpool this summer.
Author: Jack Welsh
Liverpool Hope University and Liverpool Arab Arts Festival are giving away £1,000 worth of prizes as part of a literary competition for aspiring writers.
Liverpool’s arts and culture organisations, large and small, have been working collectively to provide a set of principles and a plan for actively promoting greater race equality across Liverpool's arts and culture sector.
We are looking to appoint an Administrator to support the growth of the Liverpool Arab Arts Festival at an exciting time. Working individually and as part of a team, the Administrator will play a key role in maintaining and building upon the smooth running, effectiveness and efficiency of the organisation.
The role will support with a wide range of office, event and project administration tasks and will often be the first point of contact handling communications with partners, audiences and funders.
Download the Administrator Job Pack.
Hours: 35 hours (Full Time) per week with occasional weekend and evening work to support the delivery of projects and festival events.
Salary: £21,000 per annum
Reporting to: Director
Location: Based at the company office at Bluecoat, School Lane, Liverpool, L1 3BX. Offsite working is required to support delivery of events and projects.
Flexible working: Can be discussed in response to need.
Holiday entitlement: 25 days plus bank holidays
Pension: Employee enrolled into the Nest Pension Scheme with 3% employer’s statutory contributions.
Closing date: 10am, Thursday 18 May. Interviews held on Thursday 1 June at an accessible venue.
This post is time limited and funded by Arts Council England until 31st March 2026.
Please note Liverpool Arab Arts Festival is not able to offer sponsorship for overseas workers. All candidates must have the right to live and work in the UK prior to applying.
How to apply
Please complete the application form within the Job Pack and return via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line ‘Administrator application’
Or post: For the Attention of Anne Thwaite (Private and Confidential), Liverpool Arab Arts Festival, Bluecoat, School Lane, Liverpool, L1 3BX
Liverpool Arab Arts Festival returns this summer 6 - 16 July celebrating 25 years
Sunday, 16 July
12 – 5pm
Save the date!
Our festival closing spectacular Family Day returns to Liverpool’s iconic Sefton Park Palm House on Sunday 16 July.
Marking 25 years since Liverpool Arab Arts Festival was founded, this year’s event is a joyous celebration of Arab art, culture and community.
We can’t wait to share our full programme of live music performances, storytelling and family-friendly activities, stalls, workshops, talks and authentic food with you soon.
Interested in being a trader at Family Day? Our call for traders is now live.
Image: Sefton Park Palm House at the start of Family Day 2022. Credit: Andrew AB Photography.
Arabisk London sat down to interview our Chair, Afrah Qassim, about the festival, its history and plans for the future.
Thanks to Arabisk for the feature.
The interview is available to read in both English and Arabic using the links below:
Are you interested in being part of our 2023 Family Day event as a trader?
Family Day takes place on Sunday 16th July 2023, at the Palm House in Sefton Park.
Each year we welcome a variety of traders, selling food and drink, authentic Arab goods, or simply promoting causes or initiatives that reflect our ethos.
Trading hours are 12:00 to 17:00, with set up allowed from 10:00. All trading areas will be in the grounds of the venue, on either grass or hardstanding, and within a dedicated marquee or similar structure.
We especially welcome traders whose product or service closely aligns with the objectives of LAAF, but all applications will be considered. The cost to trade will be determined on the answers to the questions on the form. we will contact you directly via the email address you provide.
We are especially interested to hear from potential stall holders offering Henna or Face Painting activities.
Apply using this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdHMjYvcFEw-sbK6rdsIN2osZ7ozUPTtzkMvOJlgr7_KbUotQ/viewform
Image credit: Stall at Family Day 2022. Image by Andrew AB Photography.
Liverpool Arab Arts Festival strongly condemns the unacceptable violence and hatred directed towards those seeking asylum in Knowsley last week.
We firmly stand with Together for Refugees, and other signatories of a joint open letter. We collectively call for a clear stand and action from political leaders to prevent similar incidents in the future.
Those who incite this anger and violence bring shame on this country, on the vast majority who are proud of our history of helping those in danger around the world. This does not reflect the people of Knowsley, the wider Liverpool City Region of Britain. This is not who we are. We reject hate.
Full letter: https://togetherwithrefugees.org.uk/call-for-a-clear-stand-from-political-leaders-after-attack-on-knowsley-hotel/
Tomorrow Will Shine: Poems of War and Hope from the “Yemen in Conflict” Project.
Download a PDF version of the book: Tomorrow Will Shine
Edited by Hamdan Dammag, Taher Qassim and Deryn Rees-Jones, the book brings together poems written by 20 Yemeni poets as part of the ongoing Yemen in Conflict project.
The poems were written in response to a series of creative writing workshops for the project co-ordinated by the Liverpool Arab Arts Festival between 2019 – 2021. The project was prompted by work done in association with the Universities of Liverpool and Leeds, and funded initially by the British Academy, and later Arts Council England.
Tomorrow Will Shine: Poems of War and Hope from the “Yemen in Conflict” Project
Edited by Hamdan Dammag, Taher Qassim and Deryn Rees-Jones
Printed by Liverpool Arab Arts Festival
Cover (pictured above)
Poets included in the book:
Abdel Hakim Al-Qazi
Belqis Mohammed Alwan
Shadia Mohamed Hamood