nour-logo-bonw-e1411724946149With the fifth annual Nour Festival of Arts now in full-swing, having already featured Moroccan storytelling, Egyptian woodcraft masterclasses, Persian Art workshops and delicious Syrian mezze it’s time to present some more festival highlights…

For a full list of what’s on by category or date do visit the official Nour Festival website (, but to add to the picks featured in our previous post, here are a few events not to miss:

Threads Along The Silk Roadsilkroad

Thursday, 27 November , The Ismaili Centre (SW7 2SL) – Doors Open 7.45pm (tickets required)

Central Asia has long been at the crossroads of different cultures and civilisations, with the connection of the Silk Road a significant factor in the development of the civilisations of Europe, Asia, Persia, and Arabia. As part of The Ismaili Centre Silk Road programme of culture, we present an evening performance of dance and music, reflecting the unique vibrancy, colour and sounds of the people of Central Asia, neighbours and traders along the Silk Road.

5th London Iranian Film Festivaliranianfilm

Saturday 1 November – Sunday 9 November, Ciné Lumière (SW7 2DT) – 8.00pm Screenings (tickets required)

The London Iranian Film Festival is the only annual festival to focus exclusively on the presentation of Iranian cinema in the UK. The festival promises to showcase both established filmmakers and emerging filmmaking talent, celebrating the best in Iranian feature film, documentary, animation and short filmmaking.

It’s a Wrap! Cookery Workshop with Anissa Helouwrap

Sunday, 9 November, Book and Kitchen (W11 1HE) – 11.30am-1.00pm (tickets required)

A fun workshop for children aged 8 to 12 years to learn about different types of food from the Middle East and to master the art of the delicious Lebanese Wrap – from making the flat bread to preparing a wealth of delicious fillings.

As well as the full programme available on the website, you can keep up to date with the festival by following Nour on twitter (@nourfestival / #nourfestival) and on Facebook (