Arabic Arts Festival

  Yearly Arabic Arts Festival in Liverpool.

  Liverpool has long had connections with the Arab world, particularly with Yemen. In common with other port cities such as Cardiff and South Shields, Yemeni sailors formed the

  origins of a substantial community over a century ago.

 Most Liverpudlians of Arabic origin today trace their ancestry to the Yemen; few remain in shipping but they have flourished as newsagents, with members of the community owning some 400 corner shops.

 Dates of next year’s festival: 7th-16th June 2013