Shubbak: A Window on Contemporary Arab Culture

London’s festival of contemporary Arab culture.

London, United Kingdom


Shubbak (meaning ‘window’ in Arabic) supports and celebrates the diversity of Arab artists' creativity and innovation through its professional and engagement programmes, national touring and biennial multi-artform festival. Working nationally and internationally, we commission, initiate and develop projects that encourage a wide range of creative approaches in an artist-led process. Shubbak Festival is London’s largest biennial festival of contemporary Arab culture, bringing new and unexpected voices alongside established artists to London every two years. The festival returns in 2021 with an ambitious programme that connects audiences and communities with the best of contemporary Arab visual arts, film, music, theatre, dance, literature and debate.

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