A Festive Souk: At the Arab British Centre (ABC), a three days festive market featuring three new designers and two returning vendors from last year. Peruse work and products from calligrapher Joumana Medlej, ABC resident organisation Zaytoun, Mimi G's calligraphy-inspired jewellery, Rima Abboushi's Chachoulie line reinterpreting Palestinian embroidery and pop-inspired designer Celine Khairallah's SCENE-Beirut line bringing a fresh and exciting feel to the market. Taking place from 4-6 December, 2014 at the ABC, 1 Gough Square, London EC4A 3DE.
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Taqasim Music School Open Day: The Arab British Centre (ABC) will have an open day to give prospective students the chance to discuss their musical interests with the teachers. Both theory and instrumental practices will be demonstrated, including an explanation of the teaching methods used, the nature of the courses and suitability of the student to the requested musical instrument. There will also be a chance for assessment on one's level and musical ability and to sign up for the next courses that will start early next year.
Banipal Library Open Evening: The Banipal-Arab British Centre (ABC) Library of Modern Arab Literature (BALMAL) will host an open evening with guest speaker Jonathan Wright, an award-winning translator. The library which formally opened to the public in 2010 now holds a collection of more than 600 fiction titles, including works by Mahmoud Darwish, Alaa al-Aswany, Elias Khoury, Adonis and Ahdaf Soueif as well an eclectic mix of non-fiction titles. Event will take place on 30 October, 2014 at the ABC, 1 Gough Square, London, EC4A 3DE.
Safar Festival of Popular Arab Cinema: The Arab British Centre (ABC) in association with the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) and the Dubai International Film Festival will present an incredible schedule from 2 September-5 October, 2014 that celebrates popular Arab cinema. The Festival will include the exhibition 'Whose Gaze Is It Anyways?' at the ICA (2 September-5 October), a line-up of fantastic Arab films at the ICA with many followed by Director Q+A's (19-25 September) as well as a number of enlightening Saturday discussion forums.