JAYKAR the cheeky video scene of the gulf – 17th July 2015

JAYKAR the cheeky video scene of the gulf – 17th July 2015

As part of this year’s Shubbak Festival the Crossway Foundation brings you an evening of thought-provoking films from the Gulf. This screening will include exciting new satirical shorts from groups such as Meqdad Al-Kout (Kuwait) and Misfitz Comedy (Bahrain), many of which have never before been translated into English. Following the screening there will be a Q+A with […]

English Colonial Texts on Tangier

English Colonial Texts on Tangier

In an extensive original introduction, Karim Bejjit narrates the various stages of the colonial venture in Tangier, and critically analyses both the British historiography and current scholarship on the subject. He provides an alternative reading of the Tangier episode, emphasising the Moroccan point of view and the significance of the local political agency. This critical […]

Burda: Asil Ensemble and Karima Skalli – 11th July 2015

Burda: Asil Ensemble and Karima Skalli – 11th July 2015

Presented by Shubbak – A Window on Contemporary Arab Culture and Abu Dhabi Festival 11 July 2015 / 19:00 Moroccan singer Karima Skalli and the Asil Ensemble perform three Burdas – song cycles combining poetry and music, inspired by the greatest Arab composers and poets across the centuries. A well known classical Burda with words […]

MOROCCAN SHORT STORIES

MOROCCAN SHORT STORIES

MOROCCAN SHORT STORIES BY LONDON AUTHOR WHO LIVED WITH FORMER NOMADS ON THE EDGE OF THE SAHARA DESERT The Djinn in the Skull: Stories from hidden Morocco by Samantha Herron London UK – June 8th 2015 – Author Samantha Herron fell in love with Morocco many years ago. It led her to study Arabic and […]

Minorities and Popular Culture in the Modern Middle East – 12th June 2015

Minorities and Popular Culture in the Modern Middle East – 12th June 2015

Workshop:  Minorities and Popular Culture in the Modern Middle East organised by the School of Oriental & African Studies University of London and  Woolf Institute Cambridge University It is best to purchase tickets online but payment can be taken on the door as long as you have registered your name by email with the Event Organisers.

Debate on the role of women in Arab politics and business – 15th June 2015

The British Egyptian Society will be holding a debate on the role of women in Arab politics and business on Monday 15th June. The event is sponsored by their Patron and Founder Member, Dr. Ahmed El Mokadem who is  bringing over an impressive line up of speakers from Cairo. It will be held in the Pall […]

British Polo Day in Morocco – 25th April 2015

British Polo Day in Morocco – 25th April 2015

British Polo Day will be taking place in Marrakech on Saturday 25th April. “A special niche has been forged that is far more than just a polo day, it is a cultural bridge built on the universal language of the horse. These shared values create a platform for understanding, dialogue and the development of relationships.”

Eve Branson Commended by Moroccan Royal Family

Eve Branson Commended by Moroccan Royal Family

Eve Branson has been commended by His Majesty King Mohammed VI for her charitable work in Morocco, providing access to business, healthcare and education to women in the Atlas Mountains through the Eve Branson Foundation.

Fez – 21st Festival of World Sacred Music – May 2015

Fez – 21st Festival of World Sacred Music – May 2015

If you have ever wanted to go to the famous Fez Festival, now is your moment. If you don’t want to make your own arrangements, Kirker Holidays, long-time friends of the BMS, are taking a tour there from 21-26 May. A big plus is that it’s led by Barnaby Rogerson, whose knowledge of Moroccan history […]