With the Nour Festival entering its final week after over a month of the very best in North African and Middle Eastern Arts & Culture, don’t miss your chance to enjoy the amazing performances still to come. For a full schedule please visit the Nour Festival website (www.nourfestival.co.uk), but here are a few select highlights for the rest of the fest:
When: Thursday 27 November • from 7pm to 8.30pm
Where: The Tabernacle, 35 Powis Square, W11 2AY
Tickets: £10 Advance | £8 Concession | £12 On the door. Bookings at www.tabernaclew11.com / 020 7221 9700
Nour Festival of Arts and Arts Canteen presents Karama is an exciting London-based band, led by Moroccan oud player Soufian Saihi. His compositions are based around oud, clarinet, double bass and percussion. Finding inspiration from the beautiful ecstatic Gnawa, North African and Arabic classical music as well as the diverse sounds of London streets during his busking experience, the music wanders brilliantly through diverse sonic landscapes that range from Tinariwen to Alice Coltrane, superbly funky and beautifully melodic. With members from Venezuela, Spain, Japan, Morocco and the UK, Karama is an utterly unique experience.
Zoom in Yemen
When: Friday 28 November • 6.30pm Doors | 7pm Screening
Where: Leighton House Museum, 12 Holland Park Road, W14 8LZ
Tickets: £7 Full Price | £5 Concession. Bookings at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/zoom-in-yemen-tickets-12906865783
The British Council’s Zoom Short Film Competition aims to discover Yemeni filmmaking talent, boost the local film industry and promote greater understanding about the country. This première screening of the winning film for 2014 sits alongside the project documentary and a panel discussion about Zoom’s success in promoting film as an artistic medium in Yemen and in creating stimulating opportunities for exceptional young talent to develop their interest and skills, using UK creative expertise. The panel comprises Alastair Clark, Rachel Robey, Rowaida Al Khulaidi, and Azzam Al-Bakri.