Sat 13th Jul 2019, 3:00pm


The Lowry, Salford


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Shubbak is the UK’s premier festival of contemporary Arab culture, presenting outstanding international Arab artists to audiences in London and across England. Taking place from 28 June – 14 July 2019 in venues across London, Shubbak provides an opportunity to engage with arts and culture from across the Arab world. For more information visit

A magic visual delight from one of Beirut’s freshest young talents. Conjuring up complex and wondrous images and optical illusions, ‘evolvo’ follows a journey from idyllic nature in the mountains of Lebanon, filled with birdsong and the buzz of insects, to the busy street-life of Beirut with its startling roofscapes and noisy traffic. A strange creature invades the city, is it an ancient monster or an image of the city drowning in plastic pollution? The city is haunted by animal spirits. Like an open-ended riddle, ‘evolvo’ can be read in many ways – filled with wonder and visual surprises.

‘evolvo’ is performed alongside the shorter work ‘One Day and One Night Beirut’.

The Lowry

  • Pier 8, Salford Quays
  • Salford
  • M50 3AZ
0843 208 6000
Disabled Booking:
0161 876 2183
Disabled access:
Silver Status

Seating Plan

The Lowry image © 2007 Ian Lowe, New Image