Shubbak Festival 2017
London theatre news: Wednesday 28 June 2017
International - Multi-art - Performing arts
London's largest biennial festival of contemporary Arab culture will be presenting outstanding international Arab artists to London audiences from 1 to 16 July.
Shubbak (meaning 'window' in Arabic) is London's largest biennial festival of contemporary Arab culture.
Founded in 2011 by the Mayor of London, Shubbak is now an independent charity (charity number: 1150374) whose founding Chair was Omar al-Qattan.
Shubbak connects London audiences and communities with the best of contemporary Arab culture through ambitious festival programmes of premieres and commissions of visual arts, film, music, theatre, dance, literature and debate.
The festival works with arts institutions in London and internationally.
Shubbak 2015 was the largest and most expansive festival to-date.
It included over 130 artists, originating from 18 Arab countries, across 70 events in more than 40 venues, performing to a total audience of over 50,000.
1 to 16 July 2017
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