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Shakespeare meets Scheherazade in a film which took nine years to complete: Kamel Zouaoui on ‘Hold Back’

London may be home to over 100,000 Arabs, but the larger Arab-origin community in Paris is arguably far more famous. It is therefore not surprising Hold Back, an award-winning French film about a black Parisian who wants to marry his

Shakespeare meets Scheherazade in a film which took nine years to complete: Kamel Zouaoui on ‘Hold Back’

London may be home to over 100,000 Arabs, but the larger Arab-origin community in Paris is arguably far more famous. It is therefore not surprising Hold Back, an award-winning French film about a black Parisian who wants to marry his

What’s On: From sketches with Nazir Tanbouli to watchtowers at the Mosaic Rooms

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

What’s On: From sketches with Nazir Tanbouli to watchtowers at the Mosaic Rooms

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

Don’t miss: London MENA Film Festival

Children are at the heart of this year’s Middle East and North Africa film festival, which hits play on October 26 with the Algerian/Moroccan production, How Big Is Your Love? at the Tricycle Cinema. If focusing on kids at a

Don’t miss: London MENA Film Festival

Children are at the heart of this year’s Middle East and North Africa film festival, which hits play on October 26 with the Algerian/Moroccan production, How Big Is Your Love? at the Tricycle Cinema. If focusing on kids at a

Readers attribute lack of Middle Eastern films in the UK to distribution issues

On May 6 2012 we reported that only two out of 127 films released in the UK between January and March 2012 were of Middle Eastern origin and asked users why they thought this might be. The majority of respondents

Readers attribute lack of Middle Eastern films in the UK to distribution issues

On May 6 2012 we reported that only two out of 127 films released in the UK between January and March 2012 were of Middle Eastern origin and asked users why they thought this might be. The majority of respondents

Mohammed Ali @ the British Museum’s Arabia Late event

In among the various performances, artworks and activities at the British Museum’s Arabia Late event a couple of Fridays back, Mohammed Ali’s talk about street art was an undoubted highlight. The Birmingham-based graffiti artist began by addressing the very notion

Mohammed Ali @ the British Museum’s Arabia Late event

In among the various performances, artworks and activities at the British Museum’s Arabia Late event a couple of Fridays back, Mohammed Ali’s talk about street art was an undoubted highlight. The Birmingham-based graffiti artist began by addressing the very notion

Free Syria flash mobs: London gets a taste of revolution

London is a noisy place. Hence even the city’s “Free Syria” protestors have to be creative if they want their voices to be heard. One medium where politics and art intersects is the flash mob. As well as their weekly

Free Syria flash mobs: London gets a taste of revolution

London is a noisy place. Hence even the city’s “Free Syria” protestors have to be creative if they want their voices to be heard. One medium where politics and art intersects is the flash mob. As well as their weekly