Three is the Magic Number
We’re pleased to welcome three more Amal partnerships. Learn more about them here:
English Touring Theatre
Amal has partnered with English Touring Theatre on The Othello Project – an additional programme of events taking place during the ETT’s co-production of Othello, with Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory, at Wilton’s Music Hall. The events will delve deeper into the production’s exploration of Othello’s religious and cultural identity, finding the resonances for an audience today. The co-production opened at Bristol’s Tobacco Factory Theatres in February and runs at Exeter Northcott Theatre from 9 – 13 May, before coming to Wilton’s Music Hall from 16 May – 3 June.
In the lead up to The Othello Project events, and for the duration of the show’s run at Wilton’s Music Hall, ETT, with the support of Amal, will be releasing a podcast series that explores what Shakespeare’s Othello means in Britain today.
Details of the event programme can be found here.
Cheltenham Festivals presents inspirational festivals of Literature, Science, Music and Jazz, complemented and enhanced by year round education projects. It prides itself on producing distinctive programming, creating performance opportunities for emerging writers, scientists and musicians, celebrating established artists across a range of genres and commissioning unique and surprising performances, debates and talks. In 2016, Cheltenham Festivals sold 216,000 tickets and engaged a further 150,000 people across the Festival sites and at free activities around town, as well as reaching over 20,000 children through its education work.
In June, the Science Festival will trace the roots of mathematics back to the early Islamic world, exploring the role of the Islamic Golden Age in shaping maths as we know it today and celebrating its enduring legacy with a panel of leading experts. In October, the Literature Festival will host a series of events with some of the most inspiring Muslim authors in the UK, which will highlight and celebrate the rich diversity of Muslim cultures and arts in Britain. Event topics will include history, art and design, food and fashion.
Shubbak (meaning ‘window’ in Arabic) has become a key moment in the arts calendar of the UK and the Arab world, bringing new and unexpected voices alongside established artists to audiences across London.
Now in its fourth edition, it has now become the capital’s largest biennial festival of contemporary Arab culture. The festival showcases an array of visual arts, film, theatre, dance and literature from Arab countries.
Amal is delighted to support programming at this year’s festival, which will take place in London between 1 – 16 July. Events include Corbeaux – a dance performance piece by Moroccan choreographer Bouchra Ouizguen hosted at the Serpentine Gallery and the Tate Modern which brings together women from local Moroccan, Arab and other communities – and a multi art-form project that will be curated, commissioned and delivered across Shepherd’s Bush with a focus on Shepherd’s Bush Market.