Sound artist Dirar Kalash performs a live set at The Mosaic Rooms. The Palestinian multi-instrumentalist combines sound, text, video and movement in his performances which are inspired by daily life.
How can resistance and conflict be represented without resorting to familiar images of violence? Such images are often used by news groups reporting on crises and by others to propagandise. Dr Lina Khatib leads this discussion with Dr Zahera Harb and Dr Brad Evans.
Come see the current exhibition The Gap Between Us by Basma Alsharif after hours, for this Valentine’s weekend Late. We’ll be spinning classic Arabic love songs on the playlist and the bar will be serving a selection of love potion cocktails.
Film Screening & Discussion
Join us for a special screening of The Battle of Algiers followed by a discussion with Sohail Daulatzai, author of a new book on the legacy of the film and its enduring relevance.
Reading of play extract
Join us for this reading of an extract from a new play adaptation of Ghassan Kanafani’s classic short story Returning to Haifa. The story has been newly adapted by award-winning playwrights Ismail Khalidi and Naomi Wallace.
An evening of short films curated by Basma Al Sharif featuring Foyer by Ismaïl Bahri set in Tunis, Electrical Gaza by Turner Prize nominated Rosalind Nashashibi and Dislocation Blues by Sky Hopinka which reflects on Standing Rock in the US.
To celebrate the last weekend of the Pascal Hachem’s exhibition The show has a long title that I don’t recall anymore and of the 2017 programme, enjoy the gallery after hours with live a live DJ set with Man Abu Taleb spinning vintage Arabic sounds from the 60s and 70s.
This performative tour of the exhibition explores it from the point of view of a fictional collector. In this performance curator Rose Lejeune weaves together practical considerations of preservation with the poetry of traces and ephemeral gestures in the artworks.
Lebanese chef Sarkis Nehme presents this special supper club themed on sustainability. To challenge our culture of food waste, he will present dishes made from surplus produce to create a delicious three course meal.
Curator Mohamed Elshahed discusses The Modern Egypt Project, a British Museum initiative to collect objects from present day Egypt.
From head of state to head of the family, men are pillars of patriarchies across the Arab region. Shereen El Feki and panel discuss the first international study of the personal lives of Arab men to explore how these roles are changing.
Egyptian film legend Soad Hosni died in mysterious circumstances in 2001 in London. This film montages archive footage in a compelling portrait of her life.
Pascal Hachem will be in conversation with artist and curator Asad Raza about the works in his current exhibition at The Mosaic Rooms and about his creative practice.