Arabic Melodies Celebrating BBC Arabic's 77th Anniversary: With classical Arabic music performed live by Oxford Maqam, a middle eastern music ensemble and Syrian Kanun player Maya Youssef, BBC Arabic is taking a journey into the richness of Arabic music from the 1920s to the 1950s. Featuring music from various Arab countries including Syria, Iraq, Kuwait, Yemen, Algeria, Lebanon and Egypt. Taking place on 31 January, 2015 at the BBC Radio Theatre, Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London W1A 1AA. Anyone can attend but you must register in advance.
Aan Korb (BBC Arabic Film and Documentary Festival): Presented by BBC Arabic in partnership with the British Council, hear the stories of ordinary people who are living through extraordinary times. Aan Korb presents a total of 20 documentaries, citizen journalism and short films that represent a bold and diverse range of work from across the Middle East and the opportunity to hear from the filmmakers who will be presetn. Festival begins 31 October, 2014 for four days. Tickets are free but you must register to be able to attend.
Aan Korb Festival, Submissions Deadline: BBC Arabic, in partnership with the British Council, is preparing for a new film and documentary festival in London to screen the very best work across feature and short films, documentaries and investigative and citizen journalism, that has been created about the Arab world since the start of the uprisings in December 2010. Also up for grabs is the BBC Arabic Young Journalist Award for the age group 18-30 years old. Deadline for submissions has been set for 2 May, 2014.
‘Aan Korb’ - which translates from the Arabic into ‘Close Up’ - will screen for a London audience the winning entries from the iconic Radio Theatre at the BBC Broadcasting House from 31 October – 3 November 2014. Over four days, it will be packed with various relevant screenings, talks, debates and workshops with the full programme to be detailed and announced in early September, 2014.