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Barakat 30th Anniversary

date: Thurs 5 Oct 2017

Since 1987 The Barakat Trust, with the help of its supporters, has raised and distributed funds for ......  More »
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Culture Vultures

date: Mon 29th May - Fri 2nd June 2017

Immerse yourself in the vibrant art and culture scene of London and inspire the kids during school h......  More »
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Student, Academic, Corporate mentoring and networking event

date: Tues 24 Oct 2017

Barakat will be hosting a unique mentoring event to foster networking with a view to student and pro......  More »
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Matisse in Studio and his Islamic collections

date: Fri 22nd Sept 2017

Matisse in StudioStep into the studio of Henri Matisse, brimming with the artist’s treasured objects......  More »
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Kidspreneur Fair

date: July 8th & Sept 17th 2017

Let the kids release their bursting creativity, entrepreneurial spirit and donate to charity! We wil......  More »
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The Postal History of Saudi Arabia

date: July 20th 2017

This is a rare opportunity to get an insight into a private collection of Postal History of Saudi Ar......  More »
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Culture Vultures

date: July 10th - July 28th 2017

Immerse yourself in the vibrant art and culture scene of London and inspire the kids during school h......  More »
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Barakat Family Eid Fair

date: Sun 2nd July 2017

Join us for a great family funday out to celebrate Eid with friends and family! Bring the kids, gran......  More »
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Barakat Iftar

date: Sat 10th June 2017

Join us for the Barakat Iftar offering mouth watering fusion Middle Eastern food and meditation.Memb......  More »
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Culture Vultures

date: Mon 10 - Tues 18 April

Immerse yourself in the vibrant art and culture scene of London and inspire the kids during school h......  More »
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Ashmolean Museum 'Power & Protection' curated tour

date: Wed 21st Dec 2016

Supported by the Barakat Trust, the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford is exhibiting 'Power & Protection; Isla......  More »
Barakat Family Funday

Migrating Histories - Moving Identities

date: Sun 6th Nov 2016

On Sunday 6th Nov, the Barakat Trust hosted an family fun day with arts & craft, performance story t......  More »
Artists in Conversation

Artists in Conversation

date: 3rd Nov 2016

Immerse yourself in conversation with the artists and share your migrating history....  More »
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Preview - 'Migrating Histories - Moving Identities'

date: 22nd Oct 2016

Join us for the Preview of 'Migrating Histories - Moving Identities' curated by the Barakat Trust, p......  More »
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RBKC's Nour Festival of Arts

date: 21st Oct - 6th Nov 2016

This year’s festival has now come to a close. For 17 glorious days, Nour has shone light on the best......  More »
Barakat website launch

Barakat Website Launch

date: 12 October 2016

Join us for the launch of the Barakat Trust’s website, enjoy a private screening of its work, meet t......  More »

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Nour exhibition

Sat 22 october 2016

Preview of 'Migrating Histories - Moving Identities'

Nestled in the heart of South Kensington, NYLA gallery played host to the Barakat Trust's exhibition 'Migrating Histories - Moving Identities' part of RBKC's Nour festival of Arts.

The preview showcased a visual dialogue between reinterpreted maps and diagrammatic representations expressing the intimate relationship between peoples, histories, cultures and their natural environment. Set within the context of the constantly evolving and rapidly changing face of the Middle East, themes around migration, polarisation, destruction of heritage and the impact on identity and the human body are explored. A sense of continuous movement and migration of cultural landscapes is evoked by a range of emerging and international artists using a diverse range of mediums from mixed media, digital and textiles.

‘The story of migration can be full of hope and optimism and beauty yet at the same time destructive and full of horror. Now more then ever, the focus needs to remain on the visual stories of migrating histories and our moving identities. We have all migrated from somewhere…

Who are we? And where do we come from? And does it even matter?’ these were the questions and conversations buzzing around the evening as guests became involved in the interactive map wall installation inviting visitors to map their 'migrating histories'! Other works included digital maps by NYLA and Hadiyah Hussain, an installation by Khaver Idrees, limited edition prints by Kevin Jackson and a series of moving photographs by journalist and writer Sarah ElRashidi,

All the artists, to some degree or another, have been touched by the story of migration whether through their personal journey and cultural ancestry or the present day cultural landscape of media and politics. Some of the artists have taken objects and earth from the Middle East and reinterpreted this in mixed media work to create a sense of beauty juxtaposed with a sense of horror allowing the onlooker to draw their own conclusions.

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12 Oct 2016

Launch of Barakat Website

On Wednesday 12 October, nestled in the heart of South Kensington, trustees and members of Oxford University based Academic Advisory Committee came together with friends, members, students and families to launch the Barakat's new website. With mouth watering canapes, guests previewed the new website and helped raised funds for some of the charity's future projects including an online digital archive, 'curated culture' package for children and how to get involved.

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Art Patronage

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Barakat Trust featured in Patronage in the Middle East by Thames & Hudson

The Barakat Trust was mentioned in Thames & Hudson's 'Art Patronage In the Middle East'

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Barakat Trust 25th Anniversary Dinner 2015 - Sponsored by Aston Martin

Sponsored by Aston Martin Saudi Arabia, The Barakat Trust celebrated 25 years of incredible support and preservation of Islamic culture.

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Grantee Profile

Ahmed Mustafa exhibition

Born in Alexandria, Egypt, in 1943, Dr. Ahmed Moustafa is an artist and scholar of international rep...

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Media

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    Art & Patronage Middle East by Thames & Hudson

    The Barakat Trust was featured in 'Art & Patronage The Middle East' published by Thames & Hudson. More »

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    Arab News

    Arab News has consistently feature the growth and evolution of the Barakat Trust from its early years to the present day. More »