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Below are entries of current Arab-British related events taking place in London that you might wish to attend, festivals and exhibitions that are happening and other entries I receive in my Nahla Ink Inbox. Please contact me if you would like to be listed.

Captain Abu Raed Film: Yasmin El Derby and Nabil Elouahabi present a screening of Amin Matalqa's award-winning Jordanian feature film at The Coronet Cinema in Notthing Hill  Gate on Saturday 26 October, 2013 at 12.15pm, followed by a Q + A with Nadim Sawalha, star of the film. The film follows an old airport janitor  who finds a captain's hat in the bin and the neighbourhood children mistake him for an airline pilot. They then beg him to tell them stories of his adventures. At first refusing, he later concedes and tells them imaginary stories of his world adventures to offer hope in the face of their harsh realities. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door for £10.

Short Film Screening Night: Part of the Nour Festival 2013, a selection of eleven short films sourced from across the Arab world, to be shown on 17 October, 2013 at Leighton House Museum.

Travelling Birds and the Flags of Dharma: Exhibition of the art and installation work of the Persian artist Afsoon, organised by Xerxes Art Gallery at the Long Gallery Project Space, 19 Grosvenor Place, London SW1X 7HT. By appointment only from 11 October to 18 November, 2013.

Does the Arab Spring Need a Summer of Love?: An evening of discussion on taboos and changing sexual mores in the Arab world with Shereen El Feki (Sex And The Citadel), Brian Whitaker (Unspeakable Love: Gay and Lesbian Life in the Middle East), Daniel L Newman (Professor of Arabic at Durham University) and Malu Halasa (The Secret Life of Syrian Lingerie: Intimacy and Design). As part of the Nour Festival 2013, this will take place on 6 November, 2013 at The Mosaic Rooms, 226 Cromwell Road, SW5 0SW. This event is free but you need to book a seat at rsvp@mosaicrooms.org.

Natasha Atlas Concert: The 1990s music icon will perform at the Royal Albert Hall, London as part of the Nour Festival 2013. Known for her original mix of Eastern and Western music with electro beats and Arabic melodies, this is a night not to be missed. Concert will take place on 12 October, 2013 in the Elgar Rooms at the RAH, Kensington Gore, SW7 2AP.

It’s About To Rain (2013) UK Premiere: Film about two Italian-born second-generation Algerian brothers who fight authorities to allow them to stay. The brothers and their father are pushed to ‘go home’ to Algeria – a country the brothers have never even visited. The struggle takes the elder brother on a journey through all levels of Italian society and forces him to question his own identity. This event is part of the Nour Festival 2013 and will take place on 18 October, 2013 at Leighton House Museum, 12 Holland Park Road, London W14 8LZ.

Al Kindi Ensemble with the Whirling Dervishes of Damascus: Rare event to see transe dance of the whirling dervishes and Sufi chants. Organised by Arts Canteen and Zamzam Productions, event will take place on 22 October, 2013 at Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green, London E1 6LA.

Moroccan Fine Art: Online Art Gallery announces the inclusion of art work by the Spanish Moroccan artist Nadia Ouriachi Conejo. Moroccan Fine Art is an online gallery that promotes the diverse and artistic talent of Moroccan art.

Mashrou' Leila: Young Lebanese Alterative Arab music band to perform at a rare appearance in London on 9 October at 229 The Venue, 229 Great Portland Street, W1W 5PN. Unfortunately, this is now a Sold Out event.

British Film Institute (BFI) London Film Festival 2013: The annual BFI Festival will celebrate 235 feature films and 134 short films from over 57 countries around the world, to be held between 9- 20 October 2013 in venue across London. 

 

This year’s selection includes a number of films related to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, from Palestine, Jordan, Syria, Egypt and Algiers: The Do Gooders (10, 12 October), May in the Summer (11,13, 16 October), Ladder to Damascus (12, 16 October), Electro Shaabi (12, 17, 18 October), Omar (13, 14, 17 October), Rags and Tatters (19, 20 October), The Rooftops (19, 20 October). 

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Below are entries of current Arab-British related events taking place in London that you might wish to attend, festivals and exhibitions that are happening and other entries I receive in my Nahla Ink Inbox. Please contact me if you would like to be listed.