Nour Festival of Arts

20 October - 8 November 2015

Call For 2016 Submissions Now Closed

Nour Festival is no longer accepting submissions for the 2016 programme.

Submissions received will now be considered throughout April and May, with the festival programme finalised during the summer, before its announcement to the public in September, when once again, Nour will celebrate the best in contemporary arts and culture of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) every October and November in venues across the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in London; offering audiences insights into the diverse make-up of the Middle East and North Africa today, challenging stereotypes of this region and its people through cultural expression.

“Rapidly becoming the most significant festival of its kind in Europe.”
Middle East Online

 

Events

  • Algerianism part i

    The Tabernacle 26 October to 8 November
  • Yazz Ahmed's family hafla

    The Pheasantry Tuesday 3 November
  • performance art and public space

    Leighton House Museum Tuesday 3 November 

  • stvdio el sham

    Muse Gallery 21 October to 8 November
  • birthmark theory

    londonprintstudio 20 October to 7 November
  • ara-B-Less?

    Saatchi Gallery Wednesday 4 November

  • Chaplin of the mountains

    The Ismaili Centre Thursday 5 November

  • Hindi Zahra

    Royal Albert Hall Sunday 8 November

  • persian percussion

    The Ismaili Centre Saturday 7 November
  • mesel

    Royal Albert Hall Wednesday 4 November

Calendar

Date Event  Location  Time Read more
Tues 20 Exhibition: Not Towards Home But The Horizon The Mosaic Rooms 11:00-18:00 Exhibition: Not Towards Home But The Horizon
Tues 20 Exhibition: Birthmark Theory londonprintstudio 10:30-17:30 Exhibition: Birthmark Theory
Tues 20 Talk: Syria - A Recent History Kensington Central Library 18:30-20:00 Talk: Syria - A Recent History
Tues 20 Performance: Tableau Vivant Chelsea Theatre 19:30-20:30 Performance: Tableau Vivant
Wed 21 Exhibition: Not Towards Home But The Horizon The Mosaic Rooms 11:00-18:00 Exhibition: Not Towards Home But The Horizon
Wed 21 Exhibition: The Guardians Leighton House Museum 10:00-17:30 Exhibition: The Guardians
Wed 21 Exhibition: Birthmark Theory londonprintstudio 10:30-17:30 Exhibition: Birthmark Theory
Wed 21 Workshop: Taste of Tunisia for Kids Recipease Jamie Oliver 10:00-12:00 Workshop: Taste of Tunisia for Kids
Wed 21 Food: Contemporary Gulf Cuisine Recipease Jamie Oliver 19:00-21:00 Food: Contemporary Gulf Cuisine
Thurs 22 Exhibition: Not Towards Home But The Horizon The Mosaic Rooms 11:00-18:00 Exhibition: Not Towards Home But The Horizon
Thurs 22 Exhibition: The Guardians Leighton House Museum 10:00-17:30 Exhibition: The Guardians
Thurs 22 Exhibition: Birthmark Theory londonprintstudio 10:30-17:30 Exhibition: Birthmark Theory
Thurs 22 Exhibition: Stvdio El Sham Muse Gallery 12:00-18:00 Exhibition: Stvdio El Sham
Thurs 22 Talk: The Image is Witness Institut-français 18:00-20:00 Talk: The Image is Witness
Thurs 22 Talk: Nawal el Saadawi The Mosaic Rooms 19:00-21:00 Talk: Nawal el Saadawi
Thurs 22 Performance: Scheherazade's Night The Tabernacle 19:00-22:00 Performance: Scheherazade's Night
Fri 23 Exhibition: Not Towards Home But The Horizon The Mosaic Rooms 11:00-18:00 Exhibition: Not Towards Home But The Horizon
Fri 23 Exhibition: The Guardians Leighton House Museum 10:00-17:30 Exhibition: The Guardians
Fri 23 Exhibition: Birthmark Theory londonprintstudio 10:30-17:30 Exhibition: Birthmark Theory
Fri 23 Exhibition: Stvdio El Sham Muse Gallery 12:00-18:00 Exhibition: Stvdio El Sham
Fri 23 Talk: Recalibrate Leighton House Museum 17:30-19:00 Talk: Recalibrate
Sat 24 Exhibition: Not Towards Home But The Horizon The Mosaic Rooms 11:00-18:00 Exhibition: Not Towards Home But The Horizon
Sat 24 Exhibition: The Guardians Leighton House Museum 10:00-17:30 Exhibition: The Guardians
Sat 24 Exhibition: Birthmark Theory londonprintstudio 10:30-17:30 Exhibition: Birthmark Theory
Sat 24 Exhibition: Stvdio El Sham Muse Gallery 12:00-18:00 Exhibition: Stvdio El Sham
Sun 25 Exhibition: The Guardians Leighton House Museum 10:00-17:30 Exhibition: The Guardians
Sun 25 Exhibition: Stvdio El Sham Muse Gallery 12:00-18:00 Exhibition: Stvdio El Sham
Sun 25 Performance: Memoir of Baghdad - CANCELLED Print Room at the Coronet 19:00-21:00 Performance: Memoir of Baghdad
Date Event  Location  Time More
Mon 26  Exhibition: Algerianism Part I  The Tabernacle 09:00-22:30  Exhibition: Algerianism Part I
Mon 26 Exhibition: The Guardians Leighton House Museum 10:00-17:30 Exhibition: The Guardians
Mon 26 Performance: The Day Nina Simone Stopped Singing Chelsea Theatre 19:30-21:45 Performance: The Day Nina Simone Stopped Singing
Tues 27 Exhibition: Algerianism Part I The Tabernacle 09:00-22:30 Exhibition: Algerianism Part I
Tues 27 Food: A Taste of Tunisia for Kids   Recipease Jamie Oliver  10:00-12:00 Workshop: Taste of Tunisia for Kids 
Tues 27  Exhibition: Birthmark Theory  londonprintstudio 10:30-17:30 Exhibition: Birthmark Theory 
Tues 27 Exhibition: Not Towards Home But The Horizon The Mosaic Rooms 11:00-18:00 Exhibition: Not Towards Home But The Horizon
Tues 27 Workshop: Storytelling with Nadine Kadaan Victoria and Albert Musseum 12:30-15:00 Workshop: Storytelling with Nadine Kadaan
Tues 27 Talk: The Space for Freedom Leighton House Museum 17:30-19:00 Talk: The Space for Freedom
Tues 27 Film: Nour Short Film Night Leighton House Museum 19:00-21:00 Film: Nour Short Film Night
Tues 27 Performance The Day Nina Simone Stopped Singing Chelsea Theatre 19:30-21:00 Performance: The Day Nina Simone Stopped Singing
Wed 28 Exhibition: Algerianism Part I The Tabernacle 09:00-22:30 Exhibition: Algerianism Part I
Wed 28   Exhibition: The Guardians Leighton House Museum  10:00-17:30 Exhibition: The Guardians 
Wed 28   Exhibition: Birthmark Theory  londonprintstudio 10:30-17:30  Exhibition: Birthmark Theory
Wed 28 Exhibition: Not Towards Home But The Horizon The Mosaic Rooms 11:00-18:00 Exhibition: Not Towards Home But The Horizon
Wed 28 Talk: From the Streets to the Museum Leighton House Museum 17:30-19:00 Talk: From the Streets to the Museum
Wed 28 Film: Cairo Time Leighton House Museum 19.00-21:00 Film: Cairo Time
Wed 28 Performance: Mother Tongue Chelsea Theatre 19:30-21:00 Performance: Mother Tongue
Thurs 29 Exhibition: Algerianism Part I The Tabernacle 09:00-22:30 Exhibition: Algerianism Part I
Thurs 29   Exhibition: The Guardians Leighton House Museum  10:00-17:30 Exhibition: The Guardians 
Thurs 29 Exhibition: Not Towards Home But The Horizon The Mosaic Rooms 11:00-18:00 Exhibition: Not Towards Home But The Horizon
Thurs 29 Exhibition: Birthmark Theory londonprintstudio 10:30-17:30 Exhibition: Birthmark Theory
Thurs 29 Exhibition: Stvdio El Sham Muse Gallery 12:00-18:00 Exhibition: Stvdio El Sham
Thurs 29 Food: Palestine On A Plate The Mosaic Rooms 19:00-21:00 Food: Palestine On A Plate
Thurs 29 Music: Macadi Nahhas The Tabernacle 20:00-22:00 Music: Macadi Nahhas
Fri 30 Exhibition: Algerianism Part I The Tabernacle 09:00-22:30 Exhibition: Algerianism Part I
Fri 30 Exhibition: Not Towards Home But The Horizon The Mosaic Rooms 11:00-18:00 Exhibition: Not Towards Home But The Horizon
Fri 30 Exhibition: The Guardians Leighton House Museum 10:00-17:30 Exhibition: The Guardians
Fri 30 Exhibition: Birthmark Theory londonprintstudio 10:30-17:30 Exhibition: Birthmark Theory
Fri 30 Exhibition: Stvdio El Sham Muse Gallery 12:00-18:00 Exhibition: Stvdio El Sham
Fri 30 Workshop: A Taste of Tunisia for Kids Recipease Jamie Oliver 10:00-12:00 Workshop: Taste of Tunisia for Kids
Fri 30 Workshop: A Taste of Tunisia Masterclass Recipease Jamie Oliver 19:00-21:00 Workshop: A Taste of Tunisia Masterclass
Fri 30  Film: 6th London Iranian Film Festival  Ciné Lumière various Film: 6th London Iranian Film Festival 
Sat 31 Exhibition: Algerianism Part I The Tabernacle 09:00-22:30 Exhibition: Algerianism Part I
Sat 31 Exhibition: Not Towards Home But The Horizon The Mosaic Rooms 11:00-18:00 Exhibition: Not Towards Home But The Horizon
Sat 31 Exhibition: The Guardians Leighton House Museum 10:00-17:30 Exhibition: The Guardians
Sat 31 Exhibition: Birthmark Theory londonprintstudio 10:30-17:30 Exhibition: Birthmark Theory
Sat 31 Exhibition: Stvdio El Sham Muse Gallery 12:00-18:00 Exhibition: Stvdio El Sham
Sat 31 Talk: Site Unseen Kensington Central Library 10:30-13:30 Talk: Site Unseen
Sat 31 Workshop: Ceramic Tiles with Amber Khokhar Leighton House Museum 11:00-15:00 Workshop: Ceramic Tiles with Amber Khokhar
Sat 31 Exhibition: Conflict and Hope The Ismaili Centre 11:00-15:00 Exhibition: Conflict and Hope
Sat 31 Film: 6th London Iranian Film Festival Ciné Lumière various Film: 6th London Iranian Film Festival
Sun 1 Exhibition: Algerianism Part I The Tabernacle 09:00-22:30 Exhibition: Algerianism Part I
Sun 1 Exhibition: The Guardians Leighton House Museum 10:00-17:30 Exhibition: The Guardians
Sun 1 Exhibition: Stvdio El Sham Muse Gallery 12:00-18:00 Exhibition: Stvdio El Sham
Sun 1 Talk: Iranian Theatre Retrospective Chelsea Theatre 10:30-17:30 Talk: Iranian Theatre Retrospective
Sun 1 Exhibition: Conflict and Hope The Ismaili Centre 11:00-15:00 Exhibition: Conflict and Hope
Sun 1  Film: 6th London Iranian Film Festival Ciné Lumière various Film: 6th London Iranian Film Festival
Sun 1 Performance: Silk Moth 20th Century Theatre 19:30-22:00 Performance: Silk Moth
Date Event  Location  Time More
Mon 2 Exhibition: Algerianism Part I The Tabernacle 09:00-22:30 Exhibition: Algerianism Part I
Mon 2 Exhibition: The Guardians Leighton House Museum 10:00-17:30 Exhibition: The Guardians
Mon 2 Exhibition: Conflict and Hope The Ismaili Centre 11:00-16:00 Exhibition: Conflict and Hope
Mon 2 Film: 6th London Iranian Film Festival Ciné Lumière various Film: 6th London Iranian Film Festival
Mon 2 Music: Nour Midday Music The Ismaili Centre 13:00-14:00 Music: Nour Midday Music
Tues 3 Exhibition: Algerianism Part I The Tabernacle 09:00-22:30 Exhibition: Algerianism Part I
Tues 3 Exhibition: Conflict and Hope The Ismaili Centre 11:00-16:00 Exhibition: Conflict and Hope
Tues 3 Exhibition: Not Towards Home But The Horizon The Mosaic Rooms 11:00-18:00 Exhibition: Not Towards Home But The Horizon
Tues 3 Exhibition: Birthmark Theory londonprintstudio 10:30-17:30 Exhibition: Birthmark Theory
Tues 3 Music: Nour Midday Music The Ismaili Centre 13:00-14:00 Music: Nour Midday Music
Tues 3 Film: 6th London Iranian Film Festival Ciné Lumière various Film: 6th London Iranian Film Festival
Tues 3 Talk: Performance Art and Public Space Leighton House Museum 17:30-19:00 Talk: Performance Art and Public Space
Tues 3 Talk: Islamic Gardens and Parks Leighton House Museum 19:00-21:00 Talk: Islamic Gardens and Parks
Tues 3 Music: Jazz Ahmed's Family Hafla The Pheasantry 20:20-22:00 Music: Jazz Ahmed's Family Hafla
Wed 4 Exhibition: Algerianism Part I The Tabernacle 09:00-22:30 Exhibition: Algerianism Part I
Wed 4 Exhibition: Conflict and Hope The Ismaili Centre 11:00-16:00 Exhibition: Conflict and Hope
Wed 4 Exhibition: Not Towards Home But The Horizon The Mosaic Rooms 11:00-18:00 Exhibition: Not Towards Home But The Horizon
Wed 4 Exhibition: The Guardians Leighton House Museum 10:00-17:30 Exhibition: The Guardians
Wed 4 Exhibition: Birthmark Theory londonprintstudio 10:30-17:30 Exhibition: Birthmark Theory
Wed 4 Music: Nour Midday Music The Ismaili Centre 13:00-14:00 Music: Nour Midday Music
Wed 4 Film: 6th London Iranian Film Festival Ciné Lumière various Film: 6th London Iranian Film Festival
Wed 4 Film: A Syrian Love Story The Mosaic Rooms 19:30-21:30 Film: A Syrian Love Story
Wed 4 Performance: Ara-B-Less? Saatchi Gallery 19:00-22:00 Performance: Ara-B-Less?
Wed 4 Talk: Kurdistan - A Dream Suspended The Ismaili Centre 20:15-22:00 Talk: Kurdistan - A Dream Suspended
Wed 4 Music: Mesel Royal Albert Hall 21:45-23:15 Music: Mesel
Thurs 5 Exhibition: Algerianism Part I The Tabernacle 09:00-22:30 Exhibition: Algerianism Part I
Thurs 5 Exhibition: Conflict and Hope The Ismaili Centre 11:00-16:00 Exhibition: Conflict and Hope
Thurs 5 Exhibition: Not Towards Home But The Horizon The Mosaic Rooms 11:00-18:00 Exhibition: Not Towards Home But The Horizon
Thurs 5 Exhibition: The Guardians Leighton House Museum 10:00-17:30 Exhibition: The Guardians
Thurs 5 Exhibition: Birthmark Theory londonprintstudio 10:30-17:30 Exhibition: Birthmark Theory
Thurs 5 Exhibition: Stvdio El Sham Muse Gallery 12:00-18:00 Exhibition: Stvdio El Sham
Thurs 5 Music: Nour Midday Music The Ismaili Centre 13:00-14:00 Music: Nour Midday Music
Thurs 5 Film: Chaplain Of The Mountains The Ismaili Centre 20:15-22:30 Film: Chaplain Of The Mountains
Thurs 5 Film: 6th London Iranian Film Festival Ciné Lumière various Film: 6th London Iranian Film Festival
Fri 6 Exhibition: Algerianism Part I The Tabernacle 09:00-22:30 Exhibition: Algerianism Part I
Fri 6 Exhibition: Not Towards Home But The Horizon The Mosaic Rooms 11:00-18:00 Exhibition: Not Towards Home But The Horizon
Fri 6 Exhibition: The Guardians Leighton House Museum 10:00-17:30 Exhibition: The Guardians
Fri 6 Exhibition: Birthmark Theory londonprintstudio 10:30-17:30 Exhibition: Birthmark Theory
Fri 6 Exhibition: Stvdio El Sham Muse Gallery 12:00-18:00 Exhibition: Stvdio El Sham
Fri 6 Exhibition: Conflict and Hope The Ismaili Centre 11:00-16:00 Exhibition: Conflict and Hope
Fri 6 Music: Nour Midday Music The Ismaili Centre 13:00-14:00 Music: Nour Midday Music
Fri 6 Film: 6th London Iranian Film Festival Ciné Lumière various Film: 6th London Iranian Film Festival
Sat 7 Exhibition: Algerianism Part I The Tabernacle 09:00-22:30 Exhibition: Algerianism Part I
Sat 7 Exhibition: Not Towards Home But The Horizon The Mosaic Rooms 11:00-18:00 Exhibition: Not Towards Home But The Horizon
Sat 7 Exhibition: The Guardians Leighton House Museum 10:00-17:30 Exhibition: The Guardians
Sat 7 Exhibition: Birthmark Theory londonprintstudio 10:30-17:30 Exhibition: Birthmark Theory
Sat 7 Exhibition: Stvdio El Sham Muse Gallery 12:00-18:00 Exhibition: Stvdio El Sham
Sat 7 Exhibition: Conflict and Hope The Ismaili Centre 11:00-16:00 Exhibition: Conflict and Hope
Sat 7 Music: Nour Midday Music The Ismaili Centre 13:00-14:00 Music: Nour Midday Music
Sat 7 Workshop: Persian Percussion with Hadi Alizadeh The Ismaili Centre 10:00-14:00 Workshop: Persian Percussion with Hadi Alizadeh
Sat 7 Workshop: Arabic Typography with Azza Alameddine Kensington Chelsea College 10:00-13:30 Workshop: Arabic Typography with Azza Alameddine
Sat 7 Music: Dafarahn The Ismaili Centre 20:15-22:00 Music: Dafarahn
Sat 7 Film: 6th London Iranian Film Festival Ciné Lumière various Film: 6th London Iranian Film Festival
Sun 8 Exhibition: Algerianism Part I The Tabernacle 09:00-22:30 Exhibition: Algerianism Part I
Sun 8 Exhibition: The Guardians Leighton House Museum 10:00-17:30 Exhibition: The Guardians
Sun 8 Exhibition: Stvdio El Sham Muse Gallery 12:00-18:00 Exhibition: Stvdio El Sham
Sun 8 Music: Hindi Zahra Royal Albert Hall 22:00-23:30 Music: Hindi Zahra
Sun 8 Film: 6th London Iranian Film Festival Ciné Lumière various Film: 6th London Iranian Film Festival
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