- Inaugural Shubbak Festival provides a window into the Arab world

June 30, 2011 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
From July 4th-24th, the first ever Shubbak Festival will be offering a unique perspective on contemporary Arab culture across 30 London venues, including the Tate Modern, British Museum and Sadler's Wells Dance Theatre.

Taking its name from the Arabic word for 'window', the festival brings an enlightening programme of architecture, art, dance, film, lectures, literature, music and theatre to the capital.

Much of the work will come from London-based artists, as well as representative from countries including Egypt, Lebanon, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

There are more than 70 events planned, and many of these provide free entry.

The event is supported by Mayor of London Boris Johnson, who says in his foreword to the event programme: "I am certain that the artists being shown will surprise, delight and stimulate these new audiences and encourage them to think again about what it means to be an Arab today".

For the best transport links across the city, can provide plenty of Greenwich hotels that offer easy access to many of the festival venues. Radisson Edwardian New Providence Wharf on the Isle of Dogs is a particularly good choice.

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