A history of water in the Middle East by Sabrina Mahfouz

British Egyptian Sabrina Fahfouz grew up with ambitions of being a spy. She has two passports, speaks two languages and has a cultural understanding of two very different countries. But it when it came to applying for MI6, it turned out she wasn’t quite British enough.

So now she’s on her own intelligence mission – to explore who really holds the power in and over the Middle East. In a world long obsessed with access to oil, will water soon become the natural resource that dictates control, or has it been all along?

Directed by Stef O’Driscoll, the production journeys across twelve different countries using theatre, poetry and music to share stories of women across the region. From the British imperialist ownership of natural resources, to the environmental urgency of the present, water has shaped lives, policies and fortunes – and it will shape all our futures.

On show at the Royal Court Theatre from 10 October to 16 November. Tickets from £15-£25. Book yours here.

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Contemporary Landscapes Exhibition

The 508 Gallery takes pride in giving opportunities to emerging talented artists from around the world.

Join them for their second edition of their annual Open Call where 15 artist’s works will be on display for two weeks, in reference to the theme ‘Contemporary Landscape.

The exhibition will run from 25th June – 9th July.

 

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Beyond the Road

This June, see the ground-breaking, fully immersive exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery, BEYOND THE ROAD. Produced in collaboration with Beyond Projects, the exhibition merges the world of visual arts, music and film enable visitors to escape the everyday and lose themselves in a multi-sensory world led by sounds.

World-renowned and award-winning contemporary artists, filmmakers and photographers have collaborated to create a completely new and multi-disciplinary sound experience. This includes work by multi-Oscar winning director and producer, Alfonso Cuaron, perfume designer Azzi Glasser, contemporary artist and Turner prize nominee Nathan Coley, award-winning filmmaker Toby Dye and other incredible names.

Tickets can be booked here.

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DRAW Art Fair

The Saatchi Gallery welcomes DRAW, the UK’s first art fair dedicated to modern and contemporary from 17-19 May and is offering InChelsea readers 50% off tickets.

The Fair is designed to confirm drawing’s place at the core of the creative process and demonstrate the extraordinary range with works in every medium; from charcoal stick to video to live performance. All facets of drawing will be presented as a fundamental practice and create a platform where rare works by modern masters and recent works from the 20th Century can sit side by side.

Up to 60 galleries and exhibitors from around the world will fill three floors where they will curate individual exhibitions of artists’ drawings or groups of drawings in a museum-style context.

Purchase your ticket here and enter the code ‘CADES’ to receive your 50% discount (T&Cs apply).

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Saatchi Gallery Membership

Have you recently visited the Saatchi Gallery; one of Chelsea’s most exciting cultural hubs and the world’s most popular museum on Social Media? With inspiring exhibitions every year, why not consider a membership which, with an additional extensive list of benefits, is too good to miss.

For only £12 a year, perks of the membership include invitations to Saatchi Gallery launches, opening receptions, champagne galas, private previews and talks, discounts in the Saatchi Gallery store as well as Gallery Mess, their delicious restaurant.

Each year, the exhibitions get stronger and stronger attracting visitors from far and wide. A membership is the perfect opportunity to make sure you don’t miss out on all the news, events and exhibitions; click here to find out more.

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