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Nour Festival of Art in London

London’s Nour Festival of Arts will present a programme of contemporary art, design, film, music and literature from the Middle East and North Africa 1 October – 30 November 2013 at more than 20 venues across Kensington and Chelsea.

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Growing, a short animated film by Tariq Rimawi. In cooperation with Think Factory612. 17 October, 
Leighton House Museum
. © Tariq Rimawi

Highlights include the Ferozkoh exhibition in partnership with Doha’s Museum of Islamic Art at Leighton House Museum as part of Qatar UK 2013 Year of Culture; Natacha Atlas at the Royal Albert Hall; animation by calligraphic artist Soraya Syed with soundtrack by Nitin Sawhney and interpretative dance performance by Salah El Brogy at Leighton House Museum; the exploration of science fiction narratives between East and West at the Science Museum’s Dana Centre; The Perfumed Garden of Sexual Delights, exploring taboos and changing sexual mores across the Middle East at the Mosaic Rooms; Hall of Heaven, five contemporary female Iranian artists at Kensington and Chelsea College; and a chance to cook with Ottolenghi Ltd’s Head Chef Sami Tamimi.

Venues include: The V&A, Science Museum, Ismaili Centre, The Mosaic Rooms and the Tabernacle, while new partners in 2013 include the Museum of Islamic Art, Doha, Chelsea Theatre, and the Royal Albert Hall.

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