The sixth edition of the Shubbak Festival: A Window on Contemporary Arab Culture runs from 20th June – 17th July, 2021. Born out of the rupture across Arab countries ten years ago, Shubbak 2021 returns with an ambitious programme that connects audiences and communities with the best of contemporary Arab visual arts, film, music, theatre, dance, literature and debate.
Coventry City of Culture Trust has announced the first events that will form part of the 365-day programme for UK City of Culture 2021, beginning in May 2021.
Rooted in the rich history of the city and celebrating the stories of the people who have made it their home, the programme also addresses the issues that communities are faced with today while imagining what the future holds.
An additional £151 million has been given to arts and culture organisations across England, adding to the £257 million earlier in October, coming from the £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund. Read a full list of recipients here.
More than 1,300 arts and cultural organisations will receive a share of £257 million as part of a vital financial boost from the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund, as announced by Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden on 12 October 2020.
Organisations that applied for grants under £1 million in the first round of the Culture Recovery Fund were informed of their awards on 12 October 2020 by Arts Council England which is distributing funding on behalf of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.
In October and November, a large collective of UK theatre companies will present a series of theatrical events called 'Signal Fires' at locations across the UK in celebration of the need to tell stories.
The companies will be working with hundreds of UK freelancers with each 'fire' will span different disciplines reflecting the breadth and diversity of the theatrical touring circuit. Each will be presented outdoors in front of socially distanced live audiences, or digitally for those who are shielding or currently unable to travel.
As part of the London Borough of Culture 2020, Brent has revealed details of its first Brent Biennial - a free festival of specially-commissioned art presented in public spaces, libraries and streets of Brent.
The first Brent Biennial will present over 20 brand new artworks inspired by the cultures, places and people of Brent.
Sculptures, sound art, large-scale murals, intimate installations and more will help tell the stories of Brent and people who have been made and shaped by the borough.
The Royal Dock's annual celebration of culture and creativity - Join the Docks - is now open for creative submissions for autumn 2020 and spring 2021.
Taking place across the 4km stretch of London’s historic Royal Docks, organisers want to collaborate with artists, organisations, and local collectives to create activities that explore the people, heritage, and places of the Royal Docks.
Female pan-African supergroup, Les Amazones D'Afrique, Ghanian highlife stars, Santrofi, and Cameroonian songstress Valerie Ekoume will all take to the Liverpool Sefton Park stage for Africa Oyé 2020 when the festival returns on 20–21 June 2020.
Kuwait Calling is a trailblazing collaboration between the Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmed Cultural Centre (JACC), a cultural powerhouse in the Arabian Gulf region, and London-based 59 Productions’ team of Tony and Olivier Award-winning creatives (Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games, David Bowie is, War Horse), featuring dancers from Rambert, one of the UK’s leading contemporary dance companies.