Tags / Damascus

Souk (1)

What's On

26th Nov 2012

What's On: 26th Nov – 2nd Dec 2012

Our weekly guide to the UK's best talks, exhibitions, screenings and concerts from the Arab world, Turkey, Iran and beyond!... read more

Souk (1)

What's On

29th Oct 2012

What's On: 29th Oct – 4th Nov

Our weekly guide to the UK's best talks, exhibitions, screenings and concerts from the Arab world, Turkey, Iran and beyond!... read more

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Blog Post

10th Oct 2012

An Ode to Aleppo

Perhaps underwhelmed is the wrong word to describe my feelings on first arriving in Damascus five years ago. But it certainly wasn’t love at first sight. Stepping out of the airport and making my way to a nondescript hotel in centre of the new city, constant traffic gave me ample opportunity to take in the [...]... read more

in praise of hatred

8th Oct 2012

In Praise of Hatred by Khaled Khalifa

A deeply absorbing read that delivers an important message about the dangers of hate... read more

Souk (1)

What's On

8th Oct 2012

What's On: 8th – 14th Oct 2012

Our weekly guide to the UK's best talks, exhibitions, screenings and concerts from the Arab world, Turkey, Iran and beyond!... read more

free speech

What's On

1st Oct 2012

What's On: 1st Oct – 7th Oct 2012

Our weekly guide to the UK's best talks, exhibitions, screenings and concerts from the Arab world, Turkey, Iran and beyond!... read more

Khaled Akil

19th Sep 2012

Top Five Hottest Artists From the Middle East Today

Joobin Bekhrad picks out the top five Middle Eastern artists to watch out for... read more

addicted in afghan

What's On

10th Sep 2012

What's On: 10th September – 16th September 2012

Our weekly guide to the UK's best talks, exhibitions, screenings and concerts from the Arab world, Turkey, Iran and beyond!... read more

Anthony_Shadid

What's On

3rd Sep 2012

What's On: 3rd September – 9th September 2012

Our weekly guide to the UK's best talks, exhibitions, screenings and concerts from the Arab world, Turkey, Iran and beyond!... read more

pathfinders_alkhalili_hb

17th Aug 2012

Pathfinders by Jim Al-Khalili

Al-Khalili offers us a breath-taking perspective of the ‘golden age’ of Arab civilization.... read more

Fear of Breathing

What's On

16th Jul 2012

What's On: July 16th – July 22nd 2012

Our weekly guide to the UK's best talks, exhibitions, screenings and concerts from the Arab world, Turkey, Iran and beyond!... read more

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Blog Post

29th Feb 2012

Dear Vegetarians

I’ve always been a staunch anti-vegetarian. In fact, I would go as far as to say that, until recently, I viewed myself as the Richard Dawkins of anti-vegetarianism. As a breed, I’ve generally found them to be preachy and zealous. It was also because so many that I’ve met have been deeply hypocritical. My first [...]... read more

Lamb Stew

recipe

8th Feb 2012

Damascene Lamb Stew

A fresh, fruity, sweet, sour and slightly spicy lamb stew, rich with Levantine flavours... read more

Abu Zaad

restaurant

24th Jan 2012

Abu Zaad

An authentic eatery serving delicious Damascene fare for little more than the price of a Big Mac meal... read more

Kaslik

restaurant

12th Jan 2012

Kaslik

A restaurant with a twist. A twist of lemon... read more

Rick Stein's Cornish Christmas

Blog Post

12th Jan 2012

Dear Rick Stein

An open letter to TV cooks (especially Rick Stein – I love you): I love The Hairy Bikers. There is something incredibly comforting about their awful jokes and their northern joviality. It’s like watching an epicurean version of The Chuckle Brothers. However, they are also very good cooks, passionate advocates of local British food and [...]... read more