The award-winning Liverpool Arabic Arts Festival: a celebration of Arabic arts and culture

RANGO, Family Day 2010

“I think events like this make you more open minded and happy”

“The atmosphere and friendliness of those attending- relaxed, respectful and breaking stereotypes”

“More cultural awareness and opportunity to experience the Arab world”

*Quotes taken from audience feedback questionnaires





The Liverpool Arabic Arts Festival 2010 showcased 10 days of the best Arab arts and culture to over 35,000 people.

Liverpool Arabic Arts Festival 2011 plans are already underway. Stay tuned for more updates in early Spring 2011.

2011 Festival dates: 1-10 July

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LAAF 2010 in the news


 This year’s festival attracted considerable attention from local, national and international media. See some of the coverage by clicking the links below.

The Guardian’s review of Arabicity
The Guardian interview Iraqi singer, Farida
The National (English language newspaper based in Abu Dhabi)
Al Quds (Arabic language newspaper)
Liverpool Echo interviews Mohamed Mounir
Liverpool Daily Post visits Family Day
The Saudi Gazette on the festival winning the Arab British Centre’s Culture & Society Award

BBC Arabic TV visit the launch and Family Day

Germany’s international broadcaster Deutsche Welle with an overview of the festival


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