Count down to Liverpool Arabic Arts festival begins...

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Halima Cassell with one of the exhibits

One of the highlights of summer in this city is the annual Liverpool Arabic Arts festival (17-19 July). There is always so much to see from performances to exhibitions, and most excitingly for myself, there is also plenty of delicious food to be had too!

Here at National Museums Liverpool we are hosting a lot of the free events and beginning to prepare for the festival. One of the events to look out for is a small display of Halima Cassell’s work at the Walker Art Gallery. The other day I went to see Halima at our decorative arts store when she dropped off the exhibits. Her work is all hand-carved and as you can see from the photograph quite large in scale. I loved the sharp geometric patterns and earthy colours. They should look great when they go on display. 

Halima’s work is on show from 11 July to 9 August and she will be giving a free gallery talk on 17 July at 1pm.