Yassin-Kassab: After two years of conflict, London would be as extreme as Homs

Londoners would also see the rise of extremism and gangsters if they had experienced the conflict of Syrian cities, a British-Syrian writer has argued. Robin Yassin-Kassab, a journalist who also wrote The Road to Damascus and is a prominent blogger,

Yassin-Kassab: After two years of conflict, London would be as extreme as Homs

Londoners would also see the rise of extremism and gangsters if they had experienced the conflict of Syrian cities, a British-Syrian writer has argued. Robin Yassin-Kassab, a journalist who also wrote The Road to Damascus and is a prominent blogger,

Iranian Olympic footage unearthed by London-based broadcaster

A London-based Iranian broadcaster has unearthed Iranian Olympics footage while collecting 1970s home movies for a film installation due to launch later this year. Fari Bradley, who runs the radio show Six Pillars to Persia, aims to create a collage

Iranian Olympic footage unearthed by London-based broadcaster

A London-based Iranian broadcaster has unearthed Iranian Olympics footage while collecting 1970s home movies for a film installation due to launch later this year. Fari Bradley, who runs the radio show Six Pillars to Persia, aims to create a collage

Coming up: Syria Speaks, Iranian shadows, exclusive film screening

Writing: Syria Speaks Making sense of what is happening in Syria right now can be difficult, so the Southbank Centre has drafted in three Syrian writers to help interpret the situation. Famed Arabic novelist Nihad Sirees, whose first English language

Coming up: Syria Speaks, Iranian shadows, exclusive film screening

Writing: Syria Speaks Making sense of what is happening in Syria right now can be difficult, so the Southbank Centre has drafted in three Syrian writers to help interpret the situation. Famed Arabic novelist Nihad Sirees, whose first English language

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Review: Despite, Arts Canteen

It takes less than half an hour to make your way round Despite – but putting together the exhibition has been the result of years of contacts, organisation and work. The show, curated by Aser Al Saqqa and Nicola Gray

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Review: Despite, Arts Canteen

It takes less than half an hour to make your way round Despite – but putting together the exhibition has been the result of years of contacts, organisation and work. The show, curated by Aser Al Saqqa and Nicola Gray

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Review: The Libyan, Noon Arts Collective

The words “the martyrs did not die in vain”, chalked on the gallery floor, have been scuffed by visitors’ feet; but not enough, apparently. Nessrin Gebreel, one of the two founders of the new Noon arts collective, tells me that

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Review: The Libyan, Noon Arts Collective

The words “the martyrs did not die in vain”, chalked on the gallery floor, have been scuffed by visitors’ feet; but not enough, apparently. Nessrin Gebreel, one of the two founders of the new Noon arts collective, tells me that

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

Review: Arab Nights

You are walking through a darkened square. Sooner or later you will hit a wall of government forces armed with batons and guns. But there’s a disturbance. Do you run for it? Or do you find the hand of the

Review: Arab Nights

You are walking through a darkened square. Sooner or later you will hit a wall of government forces armed with batons and guns. But there’s a disturbance. Do you run for it? Or do you find the hand of the