Award-winning mural artist Nazir Tanbouli is inviting anyone who can pick up a pen to come down to Studio 75 for a Draw In on Saturday 1 December 2012. Those who prefer to watch can see his live drawing demonstration on Sunday 2 December instead. There’s also the chance to see his murals on the surrounding estate before it is demolished. 1-2 December, 2-6pm, Studio 75, 75 Hebden Court, Laburnum Street Haggerston E2 8BG. Free.
Mosaic Rooms’ latest exhibition Febrik: The watchtower of happiness may be designed to encourage contemplation of the many perspectives of the Arab uprisings, but it also includes a two-storey wooden climbing frame (sorry, watchtower). Visitors can even create their own makeshift helmets.
Accompanying Febrik is a pop-up shop including wares from different Middle Eastern designers. With prices starting at around £30, it won’t be for everyone, but it does provide a sample of a wide variety of styles. Unfortunately one of the most witty designers, Sarah’s Bag, only has three bags on sale. Mon-Sat 11am – 6pm, Mosaic Rooms, Tower House, 226 Cromwell Road, London SW5 0SW. Free.
The V&A’s Friday Night Late takes its inspiration from its current exhibition on Middle Eastern photography, Light From the Middle East. It includes Gnawa music from Simo Lagnawi, storytelling, screenings, satirical plays and interactive art. 30 November 2012, 6.30 – 10pm,Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL. Free.