Organisations Supporting Us
Tricycle Theatre has established a unique reputation for presenting plays that reflect the cultural diversity of its community, set in the heart of Kilburn, the cinema is renowned for spearheading both the contemporary and classic in film.
Leighton House located on the edge of Holland Park in Kensington, the house is one of the most remarkable buildings of the 19th century. The house was the former home and studio of the leading Victorian artist, Frederic, Lord Leighton (1830-1896). Built to designs by George Aitchison, it was extended and embellished over a period of 30 years to create a private palace of art. The Arab Hall is the centrepiece of the house.
The IAC is a Pan-Arab charity which helps to alleviate suffering in any Arab country and which helps to promote the standing of Arabs in the West. The charity’s basic aims are simple: to help those in need, to further educational pursuits and to promote the better aspects of our culture – our warmth, hospitality, dignity and sense of humour.
Alfanar is the first Arab venture philanthropy organisation in the Arab region. Alfanar aims to improve lives in disadvantaged communities throughout the Arab region by fostering the growth of strong, self-reliant, enterprising organisations that effectively respond to pressing community needs.
The UK’s premier business forum for promoting trade and relations with the Middle East and North Africa. Founded in 1961 and based in London, the Middle East Association is an independent, not-for-profit membership association, representing around 350 organisations from all business and industry sectors. Membership offers a range of benefits and incentives including special members’ rates at MEA events, including our conferences and business briefings, as well as networking opportunities, consultancy advice, and lobbying on behalf of our members.
The London Middle East Institute serves as a neutral forum for the consideration of issues concerning the MENA region. The institute helps in creating links between individuals and institutions with academic, commercial, diplomatic media or other specialisations.
The mission of Chatham House is to be a world-leading source of independent analysis, informed debate and influential ideas on how to build a prosperous and secure world for all. Chatham House was founded in 1920 and is based in St James’s Square, London. The Chatham House Rule, famous throughout the world for facilitating free speech and confidentiality at meetings, originated here.
The UK’s premier business forum for promoting trade and relations with the Middle East and North Africa. Founded in 1961 and based in London, the Middle East Association is an independent, not-for-profit membership association, representing around 350 organisations from all business and industry sectors.
The Frontline Club is the London hub for a diverse group of people united by their passion for the best quality journalism. It is home to over 200 talks and screenings a year. With our elegant restaurant serving the best of British cuisine and our members’ bar, Frontline is a unique place to discuss, debate and be inspired.
The Nour Festival – Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea Nour Festival of contemporary Middle Eastern and North African arts at Leighton House Museum. The word Nour, which means ‘light’ or ‘illumination’ in various Middle Eastern languages, is an appropriate term for the Royal Borough’s showcasing of some of the best art, film, literature, fashion and music originating within these diverse cultures.
Rose Issa is a curator, writer and producer who has championed visual art and film from the Arab world and Iran for nearly 30 years. She has lived in Iran, Lebanon, France and, for the last 25 years, London, where from her private project space in Kensington she showcases upcoming and established artists, and produces exhibitions and publications with public and private institutions worldwide.
“The A list have raved about Mourad Mazouz’s Moroccan food for 10 years now. By rights, Momo should have been taken over by the bourgeois crowd, but, somehow, it hasn’t. That must be down to Mazouz, who is effortlessly cool.” The Sunday Times
Keep hold of your LMFF programme booklet (picked up at any of our screenings) and present the voucher inside at the Tune Hotel – Paddington to receive 1 complimentary ‘Comfort Package’. Valid from 25/10/12 to 31/03/13 only. The voucher is not exchangeable for cash