Experience ‘What do you mean, here we are?’ after hours in this late opening with special Oud and guitar performances from Ahmad Al-Masri and Ignacio Monteverde. In collaboration with Taqasim Music School and part of the Kensington and Chelsea Art Weekend, a borough-wide celebration of culture.
Be enchanted by tales from award-winning storyteller Alia Alzougbi and make pictures of your favourite characters, then stroll to nearby Leighton House Museum for a cooking workshop with Josceline Dimbleby to make food inspired by her childhood in Damascus.
Broomberg and Chanarin’s exhibition and research on Egyptian Surrealism sparked international interest in this overlooked art movement. The artists developed the project during a residency at Townhouse. Oliver Chanarin looks back on the project and on their experience of being in residence at Townhouse in 2010.
Chef and cookery writer Anissa Helou serves up an Egyptian meal to remember in this special supperclub. The evening celebrates Helou’s forthcoming cookbook, Feast, on food of the Islamic world.
Caricaturist Mohammad Sabaaneh talks to Guardian cartoonist Martin Rowson about his recent book Palestine in Black and White, a hard-hitting portrayal of life under occupation.
Celebrated author Sabrina Mahfouz hosts an evening of theatre readings and discusses the ways women centred stories are staged by Arab artists across the world.
This feature film (censored in Egypt) is an ode to Cairo, seen through the eyes of a film director in personal crisis. Followed by Q&A with actor and filmmaker Khalid Abdalla.
The model of Townhouse’s neighbourhood, Model Citizens, displayed in the exhibition What do you mean, here we are? was created by Wouter Osterholt and Elke Uitentius. They talk to Laura Carderera (V&A) about how their project with local people came about.