EVENT: The Cultural Scene: August and September

The Cultural Scene: August and September

Saudi Art, by Women

Until 2 September, The Mosaic Rooms, Cromwell Road. Dana Awartani, Zahrah Al-Ghamdi and Reem Al-Nasser share a UK debut exhibition of their work about the rapid changes affecting Saudi Arabia, their individual experiences and the conflicts between the past, present and future.  Combining installations, film and video, it provides a rare insight into a new generation of Saudi women artists who have recently fascinated gallery goers in Dubai, San Francisco and India as well as Saudi Arabia.

 

 

 

Comics & Cartoon Art from the Arab World

Until 29 October, at the British Library, 96 Euston Road, Kings Cross, NW1 2DB.  http://www.shubbak.co.uk/comics-cartoon-art-arab-world/.  Whether its political satire, children’s comics or graphic novels, this visual archive from the Library’s own collection of works from the 19th and 20th centuries showcases the unique humour and skill of Arab illustrators and graphic artists.  Afterwards, treat yourself or the family to a sweet, coffee or tea at The Terrace Restaurant and its outdoor views, located on the first floor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Open Bethlehem - Documentary Film

12 September, Friends House, Euston Road. Praised by Channel Four presenter, Jon Snow, as “one of the most remarkable and moving documentaries I have seen,” as well as a critics in the US and Europe, this story of the life of one family, and one Palestinian town – Bethlehem, is powerful viewing.  This showing features filmmaker Leila Sansour in conversation with Yossi Mekelberg, a fellow of Chatham House, and will be followed by a reception and light refreshments. More information on the film can be seen here.

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