Scheherazade’s Night – Nour Festival

Nour Festival of Art shining light on the best of contemporary art and culture from the Middle East and North Africa in venues across Kensington and Chelsea each October and November. And this year Arts Canteen presents an evening of entertainment bringing together an exciting mix of Middle Eastern and North African female artists, sharing their voice, experience and talents through poetry, music, dance and comedy. The line-up includes: Hala Ali, Roya Arab, Zahra Barri, Olcay Bayir, Tania Diggory and Nadine Khouri.



Thursday, 22 October 2015 from 7.00 pm to 10.00 pm

Doors open at 6.30 pm



The Tabernacle

34-25 Powis Square

W11 @AY London



About the Artists

Hala Ali:

Saudi Arabian-born, London-based performance poet with a unique and distinctive style, exploring text, language and meaning.

Roya Arab:

musician, curator and archaeologist, one of a handful of Iranian artists signed to a western label and recording with various artists throughout the 1990s. After a sabbatical, Roya is creating music again.

Zahra Barri:

Irish-Egyptian stand-up, actor and presenter, who hit the scene in 2011 with her special brand of comedy. 

Olcay Bayir:

London based Turkish-Kurdish songwriter, composer and classically trained singer with a velvet voice, her music is inspired by Anatolian musical traditions.

Tania Diggory:

English Jordanian dancer and creative producer, Diggory’s work focuses on the disciplines of Hip-Hop, Middle Eastern dance and Indian dance.

Nadine Khouri:

Lebanese-born singer-songwriter currently based in London. A guitar-wielding folkie, with a love for moody soundtracks and spoken-word.


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