Liverpool Arab Arts Festival (LAAF) – the longest running annual festival of Arab arts and culture in the UK – returns for its 22nd year this July.

LAAF exists to support and champion creatives from across the Arab region and its diaspora. We believe that art and creativity has the power to express our shared humanity, and that artists play a vital role in documenting their lived experiences. This year’s festival features work by Palestinian, Yemeni and Sudanese artists, amongst many others, that expresses creativity, hope and resilience.

This year’s festival highlights include:

‘Port Cities’ at Space Liverpool
Friday 12 July, 12pm – 4pm
An exhibition of newly commissioned artwork by visual artists Mohamed Abdelkarim, Laila Hida, Nadia Kaabi-Linke and Siska, exploring the social, historical and cultural links between Liverpool and the Arab region. In partnership with British Council – MENA.

The Ayoub Sisters
Saturday 20 July, 8pm
Liverpool Philharmonic Music Room
Award-winning instrumental duo The Ayoub Sisters present an evening of live music.

Arabs Are Not Funny
Saturday 13 July, 7:30pm
Unity Theatre
An evening of stand-up comedy from leading Arab comedians.

Thursday 18 July, 7:30pm
Unity Theatre
A play without words that conveys a moving image of occupation and settlement in Palestine spanning over 75 years.

Chambers of the Heart
Friday 19 & Saturday 20 July, 7:30pm
Unity Theatre
A play sharing the stories of three women confronting love, desire and memory, spanning from East to West.

Family Day
Sunday 21 July, 12 – 5pm
Sefton Park Palm House
Our free Family Day spectacular returns to Sefton Park Palm House with an exciting day of live music, stalls, food and family-friendly activities.

Explore the full festival programme at

Event Date: Friday 12th July 2024 - Sunday 21st July 2024

Location: Various locations

Categories: 2024 | Festival

Contact Details: Mohammed Aziz, Tel: 0151 702 7765

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