Back in 2012, I was commissioned by Dan Gorman to cover the Reel Iraq Festival in London. It was a whole week of amazing events featuring Iraqi poets, filmmakers, artists, writers and musicians. This year Dan, and Artistic Director Eckhard Thiemann, are staging the Shubbak Festival. I truly immense 2 weeks celebrating Arabic culture through music, art, literature, film, dance, sculpture and workshops. I will be lucky enough to see and capture a huge majority of these events and the only restrictions being the physical limits of time and space, although there will be a far amount of dashing between events! I can’t wait to get stuck in.