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Liverpool Arab Arts Festival marks its 20th anniversary

Liverpool Arab Arts Festival marks its 20th anniversary with a packed programme of events and activities in July.

Expect 10 days of the best of music, dance, drama, debate, films, talks and visual art from the Arab diaspora under the festival theme of What do I know?

Among the events for 2018 will be 47SOUL and TootArd with Jacques Malchance (DJ set) at Constellations on July 6, Emel Mathlouthi with U-Cef (DJ set) at the Invisible Wind Factory on July 7, films at Picturehouse at FACT, dance company Brotha from Another Motha at Liverpool ONE on July 13, and Story spinning at the Everyman Theatre on July 14.

The popular Family Day returns to Sefton Park Palm House on Saturday, July 14.

Emel Mathlouthi (Photo by Julien Bourgeois)

LAAF chairman Taher Qassim said: “Our festival has come a long way since it was founded in 1998 and this year’s festival theme ‘What do I know?’ allows us to reflect on where we have come from and what we have learned during the past two decades.

“We invite all people from all walks of life to join this year’s incredible range of artists to celebrate the vibrant and diverse Arab cultures and art forms and ask themselves in reflection, what do I know now about Arab life?”

Liverpool Arab Arts Festival runs from July 5-15. Full details from the website HERE.

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