Nour Festival of Arts

20 October - 30 November 2014

Nour Festival of Arts celebrates contemporary Middle Eastern and North African arts and culture each October and November in venues across Kensington and Chelsea. The six week festival, featuring music, film, food, exhibitions, talks and dance, acts as a crucial meeting point for East and West. Explore the Nour Festival programme, find your own highlights, and take an unforgettable journey into the region, its cultures and art forms.  Watch a short video and read more

  • ‘People and Places on the Silk Road’; ‘Threads along the Silk Road’; ‘The Colours and Sounds of Kurdistan’; and ‘Iranian Nights’ at the Ismaili Centre are sold out, and there are no tickets available to purchase on the door. The exhibition ‘Across Time and Space’ is at the Ismaili Centre until 29 November (free).

Calendar

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Tues 21 Exhibition: The Future Rewound The Mosaic Room 11:00 - 18:00 Exhibition: The Future Rewound
Tues 21 Food: Syrian Evening Book and Kitchen 19:00 - 21:00 Food: Syrian Evening
Wed 22 Exhibition: The Future Rewound The Mosaic Room 11:00 - 18:00 Exhibition: The Future Rewound
Wed 22 Talk: The Storytelling Circle Kensington Central Library 18:30 - 20:00 Talk: The Storytelling Circle
Thurs 23 Exhibition: The Future Rewound The Mosaic Room 11:00 - 18:00 Exhibition: The Future Rewound
Thurs 23 Film: Casablanca Calling Leighton House Museum 19:00 - 21:00 Film: Casablanca Calling
Fri 24 Exhibition: The Future Rewound The Mosaic Room 11:00 - 18:00 Exhibition: The Future Rewound
Fri 24 Film: Aswaat in Lebanon Victoria and Albert Museum 19:30 - 21:00 Film: Aswaat in Lebanon
Sat 25 Exhibition: The Future Rewound The Mosaic Room 11:00 - 18:00 Exhibition: The Future Rewound
Sat 25 Workshop: Egyptian Woodcraft Kensington and Chelsea College 11:00 - 15:00 Workshop: Egyptian Woodcraft
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Mon 27 Kids: Persian Art Kensal Library 13:30 & 16:00 Kids: Persian Art
Tues 28 Exhibition: The Future Rewound The Mosaic Room 11:00 - 18:00 Exhibition: The Future Rewound
Tues 28 Talk: Imre Kiralfy of Earl's Court Leighton House Museum 19:00 - 20:30 Talk: Imre Kiralfy of Earl's Court
Wed 29 Kids: Journey from the East Royal College of Music 10:15 - 15:30 Kids: Journey from the East
Wed 29 Exhibition: The Future Rewound The Mosaic Room 11:00 - 18:00 Exhibition: The Future Rewound
Thurs 30 Exhibition: The Future Rewound The Mosaic Room 11:00 - 18:00 Exhibition: The Future Rewound
Thurs 30 Film: Iranian Cinema | History and Current Practice Chelsea Theatre 19:00 - 21:00 Film: Iranian Cinema
Thurs 30 Exhibition: The Future Rewound The Mosaic Room 11:00 - 18:00 Exhibition: The Future Rewound
Sat 1 Talk: Treasures from the Homeland Science Museum 11:00 & 15:00 Talk: Treasures from the Homeland
Sat 1 Talk: Style Cities Casablanca Victoria and Albert Museum 14:00 - 16:00 Talk: Style Cities Casablanca
Sat 1 Film: 5th London Iranian Film Festival Ciné Lumière 20:00 Film: 5th London Iranian Film Festival
Sun 2 Film: Women Behind the Camera Electric Cinema 17:30 - 19:00 Film: Women Behind the Camera
Sun 2 Performance: House of My Father Finborough Theatre 19:30 - 21:00 Performance: House of My Father
Sun 2 Music: Souad Massi Royal Albert Hall 19:00 - 21:00 Music: Souad Massi
Sun 2 Film: 5th London Iranian Film Festival Ciné Lumière 20:00 Film: 5th London Iranian Film Festival
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Mon 3 Film: 5th London Iranian Film Festival Ciné Lumière 20:00 Film: 5th London Iranian Film Festival
Mon 3 Performance: The Moment The Tabernacle 20:00 - 21:30 Performance: The Moment
Tues 4 Exhibition: The Future Rewound The Mosaic Room 11:00 - 18:00 Exhibition: The Future Rewound
Tues 4 Film: Exhibiting Africa Goethe-Institut London 19:00 - 20:30 Film: Exhibiting Africa
Tues 4 Workshop: Algerian Dance Chelsea Theatre 18:30 - 20:00 Workshop: Algerian Dance
Tues 4 Film: 5th London Iranian Film Festival Ciné Lumière 20:00 Film: 5th London Iranian Film Festival
Wed 5 Exhibition: The Future Rewound The Mosaic Room 11:00 - 18:00 Exhibition: The Future Rewound
Wed 5 Talk: The Storytelling Circle Kensington Central Library 18:30 - 20:00 Talk: The Storytelling Circle
Wed 5 Workshop: Persian Dance Chelsea Theatre 18:30 - 20:00 Workshop: Persian Dance
Wed 5 Film: 5th London Iranian Film Festival Ciné Lumière 20:00 Film: 5th London Iranian Film Festival
Thurs 6 Exhibition: The Future Rewound The Mosaic Room 11:00 - 18:00 Exhibition: The Future Rewound
Thurs 6 Music: Ahmed Soultan Unplugged Flyover Portobello 20:00 - 21:30 Music: Ahmed Soultan Unplugged
Thurs 6 Film: 5th London Iranian Film Festival Ciné Lumière 20:00 Film: 5th London Iranian Film Festival
Fri 7 Exhibition: The Future Rewound The Mosaic Room 11:00 - 18:00 Exhibition: The Future Rewound
Fri 7 Food: Lebanese Wine Book and Kitchen 19:00 - 21:00 Food: Lebanese Wine
Fri 7 Film: 5th London Iranian Film Festival Ciné Lumière 20:00 Film: 5th London Iranian Film Festival
Sat 8 Exhibition: The Future Rewound The Mosaic Room 11:00 - 18:00 Exhibition: The Future Rewound
Sat 8 Workshop: Revolutionary Stencilling Graffik Gallery 15:00 - 17:00 Workshop: Revolutionary Stencilling
Sat 8 Film: 5th London Iranian Film Festival Ciné Lumière 20:00 Film: 5th London Iranian Film Festival
Sun 9 Exhibition: The Future Rewound The Mosaic Room 11:00 - 18:00 Exhibition: The Future Rewound
Sun 9 Kids: It's A Wrap Cookery Workshop Book and Kitchen 11:30 - 14:00 Kids: It's A Wrap Cookery Workshop
Sun 9 Film: 5th London Iranian Film Festival Ciné Lumière 20:00 Film: 5th London Iranian Film Festival
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Tues 11 Exhibition: The Future Rewound The Mosaic Rooms 11:00 - 18:00 Exhibition: The Future Rewound
Tues 11 Food: On The Sweet Side Book and Kitchen 19:00 - 21:00 Food: On The Sweet Side
Wed 12 Exhibition: The Future Rewound The Mosaic Rooms 11:00 - 18:00 Exhibition: The Future Rewound
Thurs 13 Exhibition: The Future Rewound The Mosaic Rooms 11:00 - 18:00 Exhibition: The Future Rewound
Thurs 13 Food: Moroccan Cuisine Al-Hasaniya 19:00 - 21:00 Food: Moroccan Cuisine
Thurs 13 Talk: Cities in the Middle East and North Africa Royal Geographical Society 18:30 - 20:00 Talk: Cities in the Middle East and North Africa
Thurs 13 Talk: Land of No Rain to be confirmed 19:00 - 20:30 Talk: Land of No Rain
Fri 14 Exhibition: The Future Rewound The Mosaic Rooms 11:00 - 18:00 Exhibition: The Future Rewound
Fri 14 Talk: The Storytelling Circle Kensington Central Library 18:30 - 20:00 Talk: The Storytelling Circle
Sat 15 Exhibition: The Future Rewound The Mosaic Rooms 11:00 - 18:00 Exhibition: The Future Rewound
Sat 15 Talk: Arab Science Fiction Science Museum IMAX 19:00 - 21:00 Talk: Arab Science Fiction
Sat 15 Music: Mashrou' Leila Royal Albert Hall 20:15 - 21:45 Music: Mashrou' Leila
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Tues 18 Exhibition: The Future Rewound The Mosaic Rooms 11:00 - 18:00 Exhibition: The Future Rewound
Tues 18 Performance: Readings from Syria Speaks Chelsea Theatre 19:30 - 21:00 Performance: Readings from Syria Speaks
Wed 19 Exhibition: The Future Rewound The Mosaic Rooms 11:00 - 18:00 Exhibition: The Future Rewound
Wed 19 Talk: Politics of Exhibiting Leighton House Museum 19:00 - 20:30 Talk: Politics of Exhibiting
Thurs 20 Exhibition: The Future Rewound The Mosaic Rooms 11:00 - 18:00 Exhibition: The Future Rewound
Thurs 20 Food: From a Persian Kitchen Book and Kitchen 19:00 - 21:00 Food: From a Persian Kitchen
Fri 21 Exhibition: The Future Rewound The Mosaic Rooms 11:00 - 18:00 Exhibition: The Future Rewound
Fri 21 Music: ETYEN with Sarah Young Flyover Portobello 21:00 - 23:00 Music: ETYEN with Sarah Young
Fri 21 Food: Road Food dishes from Bahrain - CANCELLED Portobello Market 11:00 - 15:00 Food: Road Food dishes from Bahrain
Sat 22 Exhibition: The Future Rewound The Mosaic Rooms 11:00 - 18:00 Exhibition: The Future Rewound
Sat 22 Workshop: Geometry in Persian Art Kensington and Chelsea College 11:00 - 15:00 Workshop: Geometry in Persian Art
Sun 23 Exhibition: The Future Rewound The Mosaic Rooms 11:00 - 18:00 Exhibition: The Future Rewound
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Tues 25 Exhibition: Across Time and Space The Ismaili Centre 10:00 - 15:30 Exhibition: Across Time and Space
Tues 25 Exhibition: The Future Rewound The Mosaic Rooms 11:00 - 18:00 Exhibition: The Future Rewound
Tues 25 Film: Nour Short Film Evening Leighton House Museum 19:00 - 21:00 Film: Nour Short Film Evening
Wed 26 Exhibition: Across Time and Space The Ismaili Centre 10:00 - 15:30 Exhibition: Across Time and Space
Wed 26 Exhibition: The Future Rewound The Mosaic Rooms 11:00 - 18:00 Exhibition: The Future Rewound
Wed 26 Talk: People and Places on the Silk Road The Ismaili Centre 20:15 - 21:45 Talk: People and Places on the Silk Road
Wed 26 Film: Excuse My French Leighton House Museum 19:00 - 21:00 Film: Excuse My French
Thurs 27 Exhibition: Across Time and Space The Ismaili Centre 10:00 - 15:30 Exhibition: Across Time and Space
Thurs 27 Exhibition: The Future Rewound The Mosaic Rooms 11:00 - 18:00 Exhibition: The Future Rewound
Thurs 27 Performance: Threads Along the Silk Road The Ismaili Centre 20:15 - 21:45 Performance: Threads Along the Silk Road
Thurs 27 Music: Karama The Tabernacle 20:00 - 21:30 Music: Karama
Fri 28 Exhibition: Across Time and Space The Ismaili Centre 10:00 - 15:30 Exhibition: Across Time and Space
Fri 28 Exhibition: The Future Rewound The Mosaic Rooms 11:00 - 18:00 Exhibition: The Future Rewound
Fri 28 Film: Zoom in Yemen Leighton House Museum 19:00 - 20:30 Film: Zoom in Yemen
Fri 28 Performance: Colours of Kurdistan The Ismaili Centre 20:15 - 21:45 Performance: Colours of Kurdistan
Sat 29 Exhibition: Across Time and Space The Ismaili Centre 10:00 - 15:30 Exhibition: Across Time and Space
Sat 29 Exhibition: The Future Rewound The Mosaic Rooms 11:00 - 18:00 Exhibition: The Future Rewound
Sat 29 Performance: Iranian Nights The Ismaili Centre 20:15 - 21:45 Performance: Iranian Nights
Sat 29 Exhibition: The Future Rewound The Mosaic Rooms 11:00 - 18:00 Exhibition: The Future Rewound
Sun 29 Exhibition: Artist event with Nadia Kaabe-Linke The Mosaic Rooms 16:00 - 18:00 Exhibition: Artist event with Nadia Kaabe-Linke
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