Who: Liverpool Arab Arts Festival
When: 5 – 14 July 2019
Working with the festival team, it was a pleasure to produce Liverpool Arab Arts Festival 2019. This included programming and delivering visual art exhibitions.
Founded in 1998, Liverpool Arab Arts Festival (LAAF) is a registered charity delivering arts and community programmes that bring diverse cultures together, increasing appreciation and awareness of Arab culture and arts at a local, national and international level.
Each year, the festival brings a thrilling celebration of Arab culture to venues across the city and showcases the richness of Arab culture through a packed programme of visual art, music, dance, film, theatre, literature and special events.
The theme for the 2019 festival is “Shadow and Light”. Inspired by the UK premiere of Beau Beausoleil’s reaffirming exhibition Shadow and Light, which LAAF brings to the Baltic Triangle’s Northern Lights hub (6 – 14 July), the theme addresses how society must reflect on all aspects of lived experience to explore where we are.
Daraa Tribes, Yasmin Ali (OUTPUT gallery)