Now into its seventh year, we’re so excited to welcome back AWAN Festival into our building for 2022, from Wed 2 – Sat 12 Mar.

We begin on Wed 2 Mar with an evening of live music and poetry, exploring the themes of love and identity through ASWAT (voices in Arabic) of our poets, Yomn Al-Kaisi, Amal Khalidi, Shaima Alterkawi, lisa luxx and Intibint.

On Sat 5 Mar, Emilie Serri’s award winning film Damascus Dreams will be screening in our Studio space, followed by a pre-recorded Q&A. Palestinian filmmaker Samaher Alqadi’s As I Want will also be screened later in the day, following the uprising of women during and after the Arab Spring, and their fight for liberation.

AWAN Short Films are a great opportunity to catch three new releases from rising filmmakers Zaina Bseiso with When Light Is Displaced, Faiza Ambah with Nour Shams and Suzannah Mirghani with Al-Sit.

Scroll down to explore the programme.

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If you have any access requirements, please contact our box office team on 020 7613 7498 or email