Arab British Centre Open Evening: A festive opportunity to buy some gifts, get your holiday reading sorted, and explore all that the Arab British Centre (ABC) has to offer in 2019. With stalls from Palestinian fair trade food organisation Zaytoun and contemporary calligrapher Joumana Medlej, you can bring the flavours and artistry of the Arab world to your friends this Christmas. Zaytoun’s mouth-watering dates, zesty za’atar and rich olive oil all hail from Palestinian farmers, and will be sold at a special, below RRP rate; and Joumana Medlej’s striking art pieces, prints, and handmade cards and stationery will also be available to buy. Also open to visitors will be BALBMAL (the Banipal-ABC Library of Modern Arab Literature) from which you can borrow books and learn more from the Banipal team about Arabic literature in translation. If you are interested in Arabic language, contemporary calligraphy, art history, or musical instruments like the oud and darbuka, this is also an opportunity to find out more about the ABC courses. Taking place 10 December, 2018 at the ABC, 1 Gough Square, London EC4A 3DE.