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London Arabia Art & Fashion Week 2017

London Arabia Art & Fashion Week 2017

When: August 1-4, 18:00 – 21:30 Where:  Jumeirah Carlton Tower 1 Cadogan Place London SW1X 9PY Tickets: Buy here   The 2nd annual, 4-day culture, Fashion, Art, Design and Film experience, in partnership with, The Arab British Business Association, London & Partners, Regents University London and The Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel, The inspiration for creating LAFW is simple; […]

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Dar Al Sulh-Domain of Conciliation – Iraqi three-course meal function

Dar Al Sulh-Domain of Conciliation – Iraqi three-course meal function

When: July 7, 19:00 Where: The Mosaic Rooms, Tower House, 226 Cromwell Road, London SW5 0SW Tickets: Buy here The Mosaic Rooms is proud to present Dar Al Sulh, a unique supper club by the artist Michael Rakowitz, in collaboration with Regine Basha and  Dr Ella Habiba Shohat. Join them in The Mosaic Rooms gardens for an […]

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Tickling Giants with Bassem Youssef

Tickling Giants with Bassem Youssef

Dubbed, “The Egyptian Jon Stewart,” Bassem Youssef hosts the most popular television programme in the Middle East. In the midst of the Egyptian Arab Spring, Youssef left his job as a heart surgeon to become a full-time comedian, and his show ‘Al-Bernameg’ (The Show) now brings in 30 million viewers per episode. The Arab Spring […]

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The Cinema Travellers + Q&A with directors Shirley Abraham

The Cinema Travellers + Q&A with directors Shirley Abraham

This Cannes prize-winning doc is an intimate and emotional journey with the travelling cinemas of India. This Cannes prize-winning documentary is an intimate and emotional journey with the travelling cinemas of India, which yearly bring the wonder of the movies to faraway villages. Filmed over five years, it accompanies a shrewd exhibitor, a benevolent showman and […]

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Ali: Fear Eats the Soul – legendary film

Ali: Fear Eats the Soul – legendary film

Fassbinder’s 1974 masterpiece is a study in our capacity for kindness, cruelty and endurance. It’s a raw and moving portrait, with the two leads outstanding in conveying the despair in their lives. The moment Emmi (Brigitte Mira) walks into a bar and captures the eye of Ali (El Hedi Ben Salem) her life changes course. […]

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A Must See: The Kite Runner

A Must See: The Kite Runner

When: June 8 – August 26, 14:30, 19:30 Where: Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue  London  WC2N 5DE Tickets: Buy here A moving, stripped down stage version of the modern classic novel By the end of this stage adaptation of Khaled Hosseini’s bestselling novel, half the audience was crying, ovating and no doubt crying while ovating. I wasn’t […]

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Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman

A Legendary Wonder Woman film (2017) – Before she was Wonder Woman she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained warrior. When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, she leaves home to fight a war to end all wars, discovering her full powers and true destiny.   Wonder Woman is […]

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Lost in Lebanon

Lost in Lebanon

As the Syrian war continues to leave entire generations without education, health care or a state, Lost in Lebanon closely follows four Syrians as they struggle to rebuild their lives in Lebanon. The resilience of this Syrian community currently making up a fifth of the population in Lebanon is astoundingly clear as they work hard […]

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Film screening: “Inversion” – Persian with English Subtitles

Film screening: “Inversion” – Persian with English Subtitles

One of the best Iranian films in recent years, Behnam Behzadi’s third feature premiered at the Cannes Film Festival to wide critical acclaim. Niloofar, 35 years old, lives alone in Tehran with her aged mother, and stays busy with her tailoring shop. Tehran’s air pollution has reached maximum levels because of thermal inversion, making it […]

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Casablanca

Casablanca

When: Until September 8, in London Where: See here Tickets: Buy here By Michael Curtiz Half the world can repeat half the dialogue of Curtiz’s great wartime (anti-)romance, re-released in a new digital restoration for Valentine’s Day, and half of Hollywood’s scriptwriters worked on it. If Peter Bogdanovich is right to say the Bogart persona was […]

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