Nour Festival of Arts

21 October to 6 November

Farewell from Nour 2016

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.

Calendar

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Wed 12Reem KelaniThe Tabernacle19:30 - 21:00More about Reem Kelani
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Fri 21The Writing of ArtThe Ismaili Centre11:00 - 17:00More about The Writing of Art
Fri 21Katia KameliThe Mosaic Rooms11:00 - 18:00More about Katia Kameli
Fri 21When Nobody ReturnsTheatre Bay in Acklam Village19:30 - 21:15More about When Nobody Returns
Sat 22Arabic TypographyLeighton House Museum 10:00 - 15:00More about Arabic Typography
Sat 22Katia KameliThe Mosaic Rooms11:00 - 18:00More about Katia Kameli
Sat 22The Writing of ArtThe Ismaili Centre11:00 - 17:00More about The Writing of Art
Sat 22This Flesh is MineTheatre Bay in Acklam Village16:00 - 17:45More about This Flesh is Mine
Sat 22Arab Puppet Theatre FoundationChelsea Theatre19:00 - 21:00More about Arab Puppet Theatre Foundation
Sat 22When Nobody ReturnsTheatre Bay in Acklam Village19:30 - 21:15More about When Nobody Returns
Sat 22Amir ElSaffarRoyal Albert Hall21:45 - 23:00More about Amir ElSaffar
Sun 23Arab Puppet Theatre FoundationChelsea Theatre19:00 - 21:00More about Arab Puppet Theatre Foundation
Sun 23When Nobody ReturnsTheatre Bay in Acklam Village19:30 - 21:15More about When Nobody Returns
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Mon 24Arabic through Visual DesignKensington and Chelsea College10:00 - 13:00More about Arabic through Visual Design
Mon 24Music@OneThe Ismaili Centre13:00 - 13:45More about Music@One
Mon 24Shadow PuppetryChelsea Theatre14:00 - 16:00More about Shadow Puppetry
Mon 24Persian MusicLeighton House Museum19:00 - 20:30More about Persian Music
Mon 24The Writing of ArtThe Ismaili Centre11:00 - 17:00More about The Writing of Art
Tue 25Music@OneThe Ismaili Centre13:00 - 13:45More about Music@One
Tue 25Kite-MakingLeighton House Museum14:00 - 17:00More about Kite-Making
Tue 25Nour Short Film NightLeighton House Museum19:00 - 21:00More about Nour Short Film Night
Tue 25This Flesh is MineTheatre Bay in Acklam Village19:30 - 21:15More about This Flesh is Mine
Tue 25The Writing of ArtThe Ismaili Centre11:00 - 17:00More about The Writing of Art
Tue 25Katia KameliThe Mosaic Rooms11:00 - 18:00More about Katia Kameli
Wed 26Music@OneThe Ismaili Centre13:00 - 13:45More about Music@One
Wed 26Halal Love (and SexLeighton House Museum19:00 - 21:00More about Halal Love (and Sex
Wed 26Tahar Ben JellounThe Mosaic Rooms19:00 - 20:30More about Tahar Ben Jelloun
Wed 26When Nobody ReturnsTheatre Bay in Acklam Village19:30 - 21:15More about When Nobody Returns
Wed 26Q80ToneThe Tabernacle19:30 - 21:00More about Q80Tone
Wed 26The Writing of ArtThe Ismaili Centre11:00 - 17:00More about The Writing of Art
Wed 26Katia KameliThe Mosaic Rooms11:00 - 18:00More about Katia Kameli
Thu 27Ali Al-ZaidiWest Bank Gallery10:00 - 18:00More about Ali Al-Zaidi
Thu 27Music@OneThe Ismaili Centre13:00 - 13:45More about Music@One
Thu 27This Flesh is MineTheatre Bay in Acklam Village19:30 - 21:15More about This Flesh is Mine
Thu 27Ellene MasriThe Tabernacle19:30 - 22:10More about Ellene Masri
Thu 27The Khoury Project: RevelationThe Tabernacle19:30 - 22:00More about The Khoury Project: Revelation
Thu 27The Writing of ArtThe Ismaili Centre11:00 - 17:00More about The Writing of Art
Thu 27Katia KameliThe Mosaic Rooms11:00 - 18:00More about Katia Kameli
Fri 28Ali Al-ZaidiWest Bank Gallery10:00 - 18:00More about Ali Al-Zaidi
Fri 28Moving IdentitiesNYLA10:00 - 18:00More about Moving Identities
Fri 28London Iranian Film FestivalVarious Locations13:00 - 21:00More about London Iranian Film Festival
Fri 28Music@OneThe Ismaili Centre13:00 - 13:45More about Music@One
Fri 28Yaz Fentazi TrioLeighton House Museum18:00 - 21:00More about Yaz Fentazi Trio
Fri 28When Nobody ReturnsTheatre Bay in Acklam Village19:30 - 21:15More about When Nobody Returns
Fri 28Katia KameliThe Mosaic Rooms11:00 - 18:00More about Katia Kameli
Fri 28The Writing of ArtThe Ismaili Centre11:00 - 17:00More about The Writing of Art
Sat 29Ali Al-ZaidiWest Bank Gallery10:00 - 18:00More about Ali Al-Zaidi
Sat 29Moving IdentitiesNYLA10:00 - 18:00More about Moving Identities
Sat 29London Iranian Film FestivalVarious Locations13:00 - 21:00More about London Iranian Film Festival
Sat 29This Sea is MineThe Mosaic Rooms14:00 - 17:00More about This Sea is Mine
Sat 29This Flesh is MineTheatre Bay in Acklam Village16:00 - 17:45More about This Flesh is Mine
Sat 29Arabian NightsLeighton House Museum16:00 - 17:00More about Arabian Nights
Sat 29When Nobody ReturnsTheatre Bay in Acklam Village19:30 - 21:15More about When Nobody Returns
Sat 29Pomegranate TreeIsmaili Centre20:30 - 22:00More about Pomegranate Tree
Sat 29The Writing of ArtThe Ismaili Centre11:00 - 17:00More about The Writing of Art
Sat 29Katia KameliThe Mosaic Rooms11:00 - 18:00More about Katia Kameli
Sun 30Moving IdentitiesNYLA10:00 - 18:00More about Moving Identities
Sun 30London Iranian Film FestivalVarious Locations13:00 - 21:00More about London Iranian Film Festival
Sun 30This Flesh is MineTheatre Bay in Acklam Village16:30 - 17:45More about This Flesh is Mine
Sun 30When Nobody ReturnsTheatre Bay in Acklam Village19:30 - 21:15More about When Nobody Returns
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Mon 31London Iranian Film FestivalVarious Locations13:00 - 21:00More about London Iranian Film Festival
Mon 31Music@OneThe Ismaili Centre13:00 - 13:45More about Music@One
Mon 31The Writing of ArtThe Ismaili Centre11:00 - 17:00More about The Writing of Art
Tue 1DJ Ipek and Khaled KaddalNotting Hill Arts Club 0:00 - 0:00More about DJ Ipek and Khaled Kaddal
Tue 1Music@OneThe Ismaili Centre13:00 - 13:45More about Music@One
Tue 1London Iranian Film FestivalVarious Locations13:00 - 21:00More about London Iranian Film Festival
Tue 1Contested ArchivesThe Mosaic Rooms19:00 - 20:30More about Contested Archives
Tue 1This Flesh is MineTheatre Bay in Acklam Village19:30 - 21:15More about This Flesh is Mine
Tue 1GLITCHChelsea Theatre20:00 - 21:30More about GLITCH
Tue 1Moving IdentitiesNYLA10:00 - 18:00More about Moving Identities
Tue 1Ali Al-ZaidiWest Bank Gallery10:00 - 18:00More about Ali Al-Zaidi
Tue 1The Writing of ArtThe Ismaili Centre11:00 - 17:00More about The Writing of Art
Tue 1Katia KameliThe Mosaic Rooms11:00 - 18:00More about Katia Kameli
Wed 2London Iranian Film FestivalVarious Locations13:00 - 21:00More about London Iranian Film Festival
Wed 2Music@OneThe Ismaili Centre13:00 - 13:45More about Music@One
Wed 2When Nobody ReturnsTheatre Bay in Acklam Village19:30 - 21:15More about When Nobody Returns
Wed 2Oh My Sweet HomeThe Ismaili Centre20:30 - 21:40More about Oh My Sweet Home
Wed 2Ali Al-ZaidiWest Bank Gallery10:00 - 18:00More about Ali Al-Zaidi
Wed 2Moving IdentitiesNYLA10:00 - 18:00More about Moving Identities
Wed 2The Writing of ArtThe Ismaili Centre11:00 - 17:00More about The Writing of Art
Wed 2Katia KameliThe Mosaic Rooms11:00 - 18:00More about Katia Kameli
Thu 3Music@OneThe Ismaili Centre13:00 - 13:45More about Music@One
Thu 3This Flesh is MineTheatre Bay in Acklam Village19:30 - 21:15More about This Flesh is Mine
Thu 3Sudanese DiningThe Mosaic Rooms19:30 - 22:00More about Sudanese Dining
Thu 3Oh My Sweet HomeThe Ismaili Centre20:05 - 22:00More about Oh My Sweet Home
Thu 3Ali Al-ZaidiWest Bank Gallery10:00 - 18:00More about Ali Al-Zaidi
Thu 3Moving IdentitiesNYLA10:00 - 18:00More about Moving Identities
Thu 3The Writing of ArtThe Ismaili Centre11:00 - 17:00More about The Writing of Art
Thu 3Katia KameliThe Mosaic Rooms11:00 - 18:00More about Katia Kameli
Fri 4Rihab Azar: The Breeze of EastVerdi Italian Kitchen – The Royal Albert Hall12:00 - 14:00More about Rihab Azar: The Breeze of East
Fri 4Music@OneThe Ismaili Centre13:00 - 13:45More about Music@One
Fri 4When Nobody ReturnsTheatre Bay in Acklam Village19:30 - 21:15More about When Nobody Returns
Fri 4Arshid AzarineThe Pheasantry20:30 - 22:00More about Arshid Azarine
Fri 4Ali Al-ZaidiWest Bank Gallery10:00 - 18:00More about Ali Al-Zaidi
Fri 4Moving IdentitiesNYLA10:00 - 18:00More about Moving Identities
Fri 4The Writing of ArtThe Ismaili Centre11:00 - 17:00More about The Writing of Art
Fri 4Katia KameliThe Mosaic Rooms11:00 - 18:00More about Katia Kameli
Sat 5Stories of the Middle EastVictoria and Albert Museum11:00 - 11:30More about Stories of the Middle East
Sat 5Poets In ExileKensington Central Library11:30 - 13:30More about Poets In Exile
Sat 5HomelandThe Drayton Arms12:30 - 20:15More about Homeland
Sat 5This Flesh is MineTheatre Bay in Acklam Village16:00 - 17:45More about This Flesh is Mine
Sat 5When Nobody ReturnsTheatre Bay in Acklam Village19:30 - 21:15More about When Nobody Returns
Sat 5Joseph TawadrosThe Ismaili Centre20:15 - 22:00More about Joseph Tawadros
Sat 5Moving IdentitiesNYLA10:00 - 18:00More about Moving Identities
Sat 5Ali Al-ZaidiWest Bank Gallery10:00 - 18:00More about Ali Al-Zaidi
Sat 5The Writing of ArtThe Ismaili Centre11:00 - 17:00More about The Writing of Art
Sat 5Katia KameliThe Mosaic Rooms11:00 - 18:00More about Katia Kameli
Sun 6Digital PatternsVictoria & Albert Museum10:30 - 17:00More about Digital Patterns
Sun 6HomelandThe Drayton Arms14:00 - 20:15More about Homeland
Sun 6This Flesh is MineTheatre Bay in Acklam Village16:00 - 17:45More about This Flesh is Mine
Sun 6When Nobody ReturnsTheatre Bay in Acklam Village19:30 - 21:15More about When Nobody Returns
Sun 6Spirit of MoroccoRoyal Albert Hall21:45 - 23:15More about Spirit of Morocco
Sun 6Moving IdentitiesNYLA10:00 - 18:00More about Moving Identities
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