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Liverpool Arab Arts Festival goes digital for 2020

April 20, 2020

Liverpool Arab Arts Festival will take place this summer – but events will be staged online.

Organisers of the annual July festival, the UK’s largest celebration of Arab arts and culture, have announced that unlike some other major city events which have been cancelled or postponed because of the Coronavirus pandemic LAAF will continue.

Details of the new LAAF digital festival will be revealed in the next few weeks.

A statement on the festival website says: “We may not be able to gather in physical spaces – like theatres, galleries and performance rooms – but this doesn’t mean we can’t provide a platform for our artists and creatives.

“In this festival we will be showcasing a diverse array of work via online platforms, from Vimeo to Instagram, that have been chosen in dialogue with our artists and that are most appropriate for each work.” 

Liverpool Arab Arts Festival was founded in 1998 and aims to showcase the richness of Arab culture through a packed programme of visual art, music, dance, film, theatre, literature and special events.

LAAF takes place from July 9-18. More information from the website HERE

 

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