Tamer Hosny & Hussein Eldeek Valentine’s Special

Celebrate 2018’s valentine with Tamer Housny & Hussein ElDeek in London.

The event is taken place in “Adelphi Theater”, on Feb 18th 2018, from 7PM

Starting price 51£

احتفل بعيد الحب لعام 2018 مع تامر حسني وحسين الديك في لندن

سيقام الحفل في “مسرح اديلفي” يوم 18 من شهر فبراير لعام 2018 من الساعة 7 مساءً

سبدأ سعر التذكرة من 51 باوند


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‘Sama’ – سماع Classical & Contemporary Arabic music

Arts Canteen presents Sama’.

Sama’ literally means ‘listening deeply, intently’.

Drawing from a long history of indigenous traditions and incorporating diverse influences of surrounding cultures, music in Palestine and among the millions of Palestinians in diaspora offers a unique window on cultural and political events of the past century.

From the perspective of scholars, performers, composers, and activists, Palestinian Music and Song examines the many ways in which music has been a force of representation, nation building, and social action.

Last year, qanoon virtuoso Ibrahim Atari enchanted Brighton audiences when he played in a concert with young musicians from the Gaza Music School, part of the Edward Said National Conservatoire of Music (ESNCM).

Ibrahim returns to UK in June to play at the Friends Meeting House with Sama’, the ensemble he leads. The other musicians in Sama’ are Heather Bursheh, flute and voice, Øystein Bru Frantzen, bass guitar and Wassim Qassis, buzuk and percussion. The musicians are all linked to the Edward Said National Conservatoire of Music (ESNCM), Palestine’s leading music school. They will play classical and contemporary Middle Eastern music.

As is the tradition in Palestine and in the wider Middle-East, the music takes us on a journey through instrumental dialogues and improvisations. Sama’s playful flute and Arabic percussion weave between the moody buzuk and the resonant qanoon, within the rhythm set by the bass guitar. With serenity and artistic integrity, Sama’s rich sound will evoke an array of sensual enchantments.

Line Up :

Ibrahim Atari – Qanoon
Wassim Qassis – Buzuk & Percussion
Heather Bursheh – Flute & Voice
Øystein Bru Frantzen – Bass Guitar

Special thanks to Brighton & Hove Palestine Solidarity Campaign (BHPSC).


Festive Souk 2015

We are very pleased to announce that our Festive Souk returns from 3-5 December for its third and biggest edition to date! Come down to The Arab British Centre where artists and creatives from multi-disciplinary backgrounds will be showcasing their works inspired by the rich and diverse cultures of the Arab world.

 This year we welcome new participants, some of whom are showcasing in London for the very first time. There will be a whole range of products available for purchase ranging from textiles, clothing, accessories, jewellery, crafts, ceramics, limited edition prints, literature and food. Please scroll down to see the full list of participants.

Spread the word and tell your friends! We look forward to seeing you.


Thursday 3 December 2015 | 17:00-21:00

Friday 4 December 2015 | 10:00-18:00

Saturday 5 December 2015 | 12:00-18:00

Address: 1 Gough Square, London, EC4A 3DE


Banipal Magazine
Founded in 1988, Banipal magazine showcases contemporary Arab authors in English translation, from wherever they are writing and publishing.

Issam Ismail
Issam creates beautiful objects made of Hebron glass from Palestine, an ancient form of high quality glass making dating back to Phoenician times.

Kalimat Magazine
Kalimat is a non-profit, independent, media production organisation that features bold, engaging political, design, film, fashion, literature, musical and new media content.

‘Kuffieh Style’ by Fadila AAlouchi
‘Kuffieh Style’ uses the traditional Palestinian Kuffiyeh to create clothing and accessories mixing both Oriental and European styles.

Moroccan Bazaar
From the heart of London, the centre of style, to the heartbeat of Fes, the birthplace of fine Moroccan craftsmanship, comes Moroccan Bazaar.

Nuun Interiors, representing NAGADA
Unique homeware collection, made in Egypt, using the finest traditionally hand-woven Egyptian cotton.

NH Olivewood from Bethlehm
Olive wood accessories and fashion 100% made in Palestine.

Pheel is an experimental design studio that offers diverse, conceptual products that are built on beautiful things we see and experience.

Zaytoun is the leading UK brand of fairly traded Palestinian artisan produce, founded in 2004 with the aim of supporting farming communities through trade rather than aid.


 Yasser Ameur
Yasser is a visual artist who explores the human condition in contemporary society. Yasser has worked as a street artist which, he says, provides him a place to “raise questions.”

Asia Boulahbal

Nadine Kaadan
Nadine is an award winning children’s  book author and illustrator, whose mission it is to spread reading culture in the Arab world, in a way that is inspired by Syria’s rich  heritage.

Joumana Medlej
A graphic designer by training, Joumana learned the essence of Kufi script, the oldest form of Arabic, from master calligrapher Samir Sayegh, through years of close collaboration.

Omeima Mudawi-Rowlings
Omeima is a textile designer and artist. Her designs are a unique fusion of eastern and western influences, with strong influences of organic forms and Arabic styles

Hania Zaazoua
Hania is a visual artist whose images can also be found on furnishings and miscellaneous objects. Zaazoua also founded Brokk’art and has collaborated with designers Bergson and Jung.