For Liverpool Arab Arts Festival’s digital festival, we are delighted to present newly commissioned poemfilms (video works combining poetry and film) by Olivia Furber, Mariam Al-Dhubhani and Diyala Muir, created in response to original poems by contemporary Yemeni poets Ahmed Alkhulaidi, Amina Atiq and Hamdan Damaag.
You can watch the poemfilms, and read an essay by Deryn Rees-Jones, on the Yemen in Conflict project page – please click the image below:
With LightNight unable to happen across Liverpool this year, #LightNightatHome brought many exciting artists, organisations and cultural activities directly into people’s homes.
The theme for the festival this year was – aptly – Home, with the festival asking what will Home mean when we emerge from this crisis?
We were pleased to support Amina Atiq in presenting a new adaption of her one woman show ‘Broken Biscuits’ exploring a 1970’s Yemeni – British household to untangle what it means to belong. Listen to the audio on YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EmqYO3R8FA&t=456s
Writer & voice: Amina Atiq
Commissioned by DadaFest
Supported by Liverpool Arab Arts Festival
Sound engineer: Brian Roberts
Singing by Gran-ma Hayla