mercoledì 28 ottobre 2015

Nour Festival, where London meets North Africa and Middle East

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in this end of October has the colours of North Africa and Middle East thanks to the endless cultural and artistic choices from the Nour Festival. 

Nour in Arabic means “light”, and this is a name usually given to either boys or girls. Light on the Arab culture, on its diversity, on its artistic production, as well as on its difficulties and wars, is what Nour Festival, now for the sixth time, is bringing here in London.

Kicked off on the 20th of October this festival is going to end on the 8th of November. Showcasing film, music, literature, poetry, performance and visual arts, Nour talks to visitors from a variety of different backgrounds, culture, countries exactly the population of this Borough full of people coming from all over the world. 

Nour, speaking in English to this crowd, is telling the richness of the Arab world. To miss Nour in London is such as miss the chance to understand London itself. 
Jhon McHugo's conference on Syria
Attending the lecture of an expert on the Syrian civil war, getting exited for the sound of an Iranian percussionist, be enchanted by the movement of a Lebanese dancer, just not to mention the taste of the food or the beauty of the art exhibitions, is something that gives the visitor the chance to open his/her mind and soul to a piece of world tired to be told  just for its crisis and wars.

Happy "light" to everybody, then!

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