The Mosaic Rooms

The Mosaic Rooms Gallery, London

The Mosaic Rooms are an art gallery and bookshop in West London showcasing contemporary culture from and connected to the Arab World.

Our varied programme includes art and design exhibitions, film screenings, literary events, talks, performances and supper clubs. We work in partnership with leading cultural institutions and are proud to have been a part of London wide festivals such as Shubbak, Nour, London Design Festival and more. Admission to all of our exhibitions is FREE, as are most of our events. See what's coming up here:

Event Hire: The Mosaic Rooms is available to hire for business meetings and a wide range of arts, corporate and private events. Find out about hiring The Mosaic Rooms here:

The Mosaic Rooms Bookshop stocks celebrated and new writers from the Arab World, art books, and films, in both English and Arabic. Pop in during your visit or browse and buy titles online here:

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Opening hours

Opening Times: Our exhibitions are open Tuesday – Saturday, 11am-6pm.

Admission charges

All of our exhibitions and many of our events are FREE.

Getting there

We are located on the junction of Earls Court Road and Cromwell Road, just 5 minutes walk from Earl's Court station (Earls Court Road exit). Plan your visit here:

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
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Culture+Conflict – Bisan Abu-Eisheh

  • 22 February 2017 7-9am *on now

During a residency at Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen in 2016, Abu-Eisheh uncovered some of his parents’ letters in which they lament the failure of their utopian, Communist dreams, and asked members of the audience to read out English translations. He is currently artist in residence at Culture+Conflict. Abu-Eisheh will be in conversation with curator Michaela Crimmin.

Bisan Abu-Eisheh is currently artist in residence at Culture+Conflict Artist in residence at the Liddle Hart Colonial Archive, Kings College, London. His work looks at history and politics often drawing on his personal history and that of his own family. His work has featured in recent exhibiton including: Don’t You Think It Is Time For Love? MMoMA, Moscow, Russia (2016). Jerusalem Show VIII: Before and After Origins, Jerusalem, Palestine (2016). Greetings to Those Who Asked About Me, CIC, Cairo, Egypt (2015). Abu-Eisheh currently lives between Glasgow and Jerusalem.

Michaela Crimmin is co-director of Culture+Conflict. She is also an independent curator and writer; and is on the academic staff of the Royal College of Art (RCA) where she teaches in the School of Humanities and has been leading a research programme, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, to build connections between academia, artists and curators, and activists working on the role of art in the context of conflict. She lectures nationally and internationally.




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Poetry and Politics in the Modern Arab World

  • 8 March 2017 7-9pm

In his book of the same title, Alshaer looks at the poetry and influence of the great Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish, the role of poetry in Palestinian Islamist movements and the work of poets at the time of the revolutionary movements of this century in Tunisia, Egypt and Syria.

Atef Alshaer lectures in Arabic Language and Culture at the University of Westminster. He has several publications on the Arab world on language, literature and politics. He is the author of Poetry and Politics in the Modern Arab World published in 2016, and co-author of The Hizbullah Phenomenon: Politics and Communication.

Dina Matar works on the intersection of politics, culture and communication in the Arab World. She is interested in narrative, media, cultural politics, social movements, oral history and memory, particularly in relation to Palestine. She is author of What it Means to be Palestinian, co-author of The Hizbullah Phenomenon and co-editor of Gaza as Metaphor and Narrating Conflict in the Middle East.




Getting there

We are located on the junction of Earls Court Road and Cromwell Road, just 5 minutes walk from Earl's Court station (Earls Court Road exit). Plan your visit here:

The Mosaic Rooms
226 Cromwell Road
Greater London




020 7370 9990

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