Event RBKC's Nour Festival of Arts
Type Arts Festival
Venue RBKC
Date 21st Oct - 6th Nov 2016
Time Daily

Summary

This year’s festival has now come to a close. For 17 glorious days, Nour has shone light on the best in contemporary arts and culture from the Middle East and North Africa, in venues across the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. This year’s programme featured 36 events and 84 individual performances, across 16 venues with 28 partners, with artists from 15 countries presenting their work across visual arts, music, poetry, theatre, film, dance, and literature. In addition, the festival’s broad and engaging Creative Learning Programme featured a series of exciting projects and activities from shadow puppetry to kite-making, Arabic typography to Arabian Nights.

If you attended one of Nour’s many events this year, we would love to hear about your experience, so please spare a minute or two to complete our online feedback form. Two winners will be randomly selected from all of the print and online surveys submissions, to be invited to attend the opening event of next year’s festival. 

In the meantime, enjoy a visual reminder of this year’s wonders at Nour’s Instagram and feel free to share your own images from the festival using our hashtag #NourFestival or copying in @NourFestival.

We look forward to seeing you again for Nour 2017.

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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    Harpers Bazaar Arabia featuring Barakat Trustee

    Abir Dajani Tuqan takes Bazaar on a journey through a rich and textured life that includes an enviable collection of fashion moments More »

  • Art Patronage

    Art & Patronage - The 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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    Barakat Culture Vulture Kids Camp was featured in Arab London. More »

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    Arab News

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

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    The Wells of Memory

    One of the first travelers in a century to walk through the Hejaz desert of Saudi Arabia, Paul Salopek encounters a fabled past of caravans and pilgrims, of empires come and gone. He encounters cultural preservationists including trustees of The Barakat Trust. More »

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