Community Space: Sharq Salon, Beirut

A series of cultural presentations and networking events held in Beirut, Lebanon.

Sharq Salon is a series of cultural presentations and networking events hosted in Beirut, Lebanon.

Sharq Salon offers guests opportunities to experience and learn about different artistic forms and network with cultural actors connected to the region and offers authors and artists an opportunity to showcase their work and interact with potential partners.

The screening of a documentary about the Arab Spring and an artist’s presentation of his work inspired by the region were both followed by question-and-answer sessions with the audience. Musical performances of original Arabic jazz numbers and Arabic rap were followed by opportunities for guests to meet and mingle with each other and the artists. A poetry evening that brought to Beirut one of Damascus’ most recognisable cultural events invited all to recite and sing works they had written or admired.

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