A show specially curated for Shubbak – London’s largest festival of contemporary Arab culture.


Amerah Saleh – Yemeni artist from Birmingham, co-Founder of Verve Poetry Press and member of Beatfreeks Collective.

Claudine Toutoungi – Poet and playwright, published in Poetry Chicago, The Guardian and The Spectator, Claudine’s debut collection is Smoothie (Carcanet, 2017).

Farah Chamma – Dubai-born Palestinian performer who writes and performs poetry in Arabic, English and French.

Samira Saleh – Dutch-born poet of Moroccan origin, rising star in Belgian and Dutch slams. Slambassador for Belgium at Next Generation Speaks.

Hosted by Chris Redmond – poet, musician and Tongue Fu founder (BBC R1, R2, R4)

with musicians Yaz Fentazi Oud, Dave O’Brien – Keys & Bass, Dave De Rose – Drums.

Visuals – CR&D