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Between Two Islands: Live

October 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Between Two Islands is an evening of poetry and conversation, exploring the relationship between Bahrain, Britain and the British Bahrainis caught with a foot on either island, co-produced by guest editor of ALQ WINTER 2021, Ali Al-Jamri.

In January–February 2021, fourteen Bahrainis living in the UK, amongst them second-generation immigrants, migrants, students and diasporans, came together to write poetry exploring their experiences as a community far from their heart’s homeland.

The workshops were funded by Arts Council England and led to the publication of the Between Two Islands anthology and The Future soundscape. It is the first Bahraini community arts project of its kind in Britain.

Now performing a mix of poems from the anthology and new materials in both English and Arabic, join the poets at Chapters of Us for a conversation on how new community links are forged, and to explore questions of homeland and language in the midst of the pandemic.

The event will be live with an intimate audience in Liverpool and broadcast digitally.

Produced by Ali Al-Jamri and Taher Adel, with performances by and conversation with Ali Al-Jamri, Taher Adel, Fatema Abuidrees, Zaynab Al-Khawaja, Mohamed Arab, Maryam AlSaleh, and Jenan Alhasabi.