Downtown Tripoli (image credit: David Stanley via Flickr)
Amid bombs and security alerts, the British Council signed an agreement with Libyan officials which we hope will smooth the path of up to 5,000 Libyan scholars due to study in the UK each year. Cherry Gough, British Council Director Libya, reports.
Still from 'In The Shadow of a Man' by director Hanan Abdalla
Rachel Gadsden with a child taking part in her workshop at the Saudi-Bahraini Institute for the Blind. (Image credit: Tim Hayton)
UK artist Rachel Gadsden travelled to the Middle East to inspire young disabled people to embrace the arts, as well as to exhibit her own work in the first Arts and Disability Festival in Qatar. When I shook the hand of Lana Kayed of British Council Qatar at the Southbank Centre in
Jumana Emil Abboud's 'I Feel Nothing' series was produced during her residency and inspired by Titian's 'Noli Me Tangere'. (Image courtesy of the artist.)
Our 'Kabul Oscars' honoured the work of six groups of young filmmakers in Afghanistan.
John Mitchell, director of the British Council’s Afghanistan office, reports on the six short-films produced by young Afghan filmmakers for the project ‘Afghanistan Changes: 2002-2014.’