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Let there be Light! Nour Festival offers hope in creativity
Oct18

Let there be Light! Nour Festival offers hope in creativity

London’s annual Nour Festival returns to the multicultural metropolis 20 October-6 November 2016, promising to highlight “the best of contemporary arts and culture from the Middle East and North Africa.” Sadly the festival’s overarching mission is challenged and overshadowed by unprecedented turmoil and fragmentation in the region it celebrates and  showcases. As the five-year-old festival’s audiences...

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Nour Festival ’14: Ambassador Al-Radhi’s speech
Oct21

Nour Festival ’14: Ambassador Al-Radhi’s speech

Yemen is the lead sponsor of this year’s Nour Festival. In an address at the opening night at Kensington and Chelsea Town Hall on 20 October 2014, Ambassador Abdulla Ali Mohamed Al-Radhi said: It is a pleasure and an honour to be sharing Yemen’s culture with you on the opening night for Nour 2014. Nour festival has been doing a wonderful job of celebrating the varied and multi-layered cultures of the Middle East and North...

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Nour Festival reveals an enriching programme of art and cuisine
Oct21

Nour Festival reveals an enriching programme of art and cuisine

The annual Nour Festival in London’s cosmopolitan Chelsea and Kensington neighbourhoods launches its fifth cycle this week with an expanded cultural programme focused on contemporary Middle Easter and North Africa (MENA) and its varied British and European connections. Spread across numerous venues in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, home to citizens and residents of great cultural diversity, the six-week festival...

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