Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

Events Archive

During the two day festival, the programme included over 30 individual events and provided visitors with a unique opportunity to gain an insight into Arab culture through a wide array of live and scheduled workshops, speeches and seminars in poetry, storytelling, fashion, film screenings, photography, calligraphy, art exhibitions, language taster classes, music, live entertainment, food tasting and more.

EdArabFest 2016

EdArabFest 2015

Mourad Diouri speaking at the Edinburgh Arab Festival

Opening Ceremony (Lectures & Keynote Speeches)

Open Exhibitions & Art Galleries (Art)

Food tasting at the Edinburgh Arab Festival

Food Tasting

Calligraphy Corner

  • Calligraphy Exhibition by Calligrapher Jawad Sabagh (Iraq)

  • Calligraphy Exhibition by Calligrapher Abaoubida Mohamed (Morocco)

  • Calligraphy Exhibition by Calligrapher Asim Khogeer (Saudi Arabia)

  • Calligraphy Exhibition by Calligrapher Azim Rehmatdin (Scotland)

Arabic Calligraphy Workshops

Let’s Learn Arabic!: Arabic Language Taster Classes

Guided Tours

Seminar at the Edinburgh Arab Festival

Literature Seminars & Poetry Readings

Film Screening & Panel Discussions

Children Activities

Children Activity Session

  • Activities: Children Storytelling, Ceramic Tile Painting, Palm Leaf Weaving, Henna Artist, Face painting, Arts & Crafts, Jigsaw Games, Competitions, and Free Balloons, Paper Flags and Festival Cupcakes for every child. (Organised in partnership with the Royal Botanical Gardens and Banipal Magazine)

Live Entertainment and Music