In pictures: Shubbak Festival

Shubbak, London’s largest biennial festival of contemporary Arab culture, brings artists from the Middle East and diaspora to audiences across the British capital

Shubbak, meaning ‘window’ in Arabic, has become a key moment in the arts calendar of the UK and Middle East, bringing new and unexpected voices alongside established artists to new audiences every two years.

This year, the event was packed with dance, theatre, literature, cinema, visual arts and music, enabling those who produce art to showcase work while providing audiences with new and celebrated voices and visions from the region.

These photos, by Shubbak Festival photographer Michael Brydon, highlight some of the events, exhibitions and entertainment that was on offer.