Shubbak (meaning ‘window’ in Arabic) is London’s largest biennial festival of contemporary Arab culture.
Founded in 2011 by the Mayor of London, Shubbak is now an independent charity whose founding Chair was Omar al-Qattan. The Festival offers UK audiences the chance to see some of the most exciting practitioners of contemporary Arab culture and increase understanding of contemporary Arab issues through art.
Working with arts institutions in London and internationally, Shubbak has become a key moment in the arts calendar, bringing new and unexpected voices alongside established artists through an ambitious programme of premieres and commissions of visual arts, film, music, theatre, dance, literature and debate.
In 2017 between 1-16 July the Festival presented 150 artists over 70 events at more than 30 venues across London; the Bagri Foundation was proud to support the UK premiere of Corbeaux by Bouchra Ouizguen at the Serpentine Galleries and at Tate Modern.
We are delighted to be principal partners since April 2018 and to contribute to the strength, expansiveness, and audacity of the Festival. We look forward to offering UK audiences with Shubbak a festival full of surprise celebrating the plurality of artistic expression in 2019.
Find out more about Shubbak festival here: http://www.shubbak.co.uk/