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Elixir Festival logo on a green background with information about the festival at Grand Junction. Left side text: Celebrating arts, music, and storytelling from Middle East and North Africa. 12 April - 2 May. Right side text: artists performing, Ruba Shamshoum, Aleppo Tarab; Re-imagined, The Ayoub Sisters, Olcay Bayir, Olive Jar and Young Shubbak

Presented by Grand Junction, Elixir, rooted in the Arabic al-‘iksīr (also known as the Elixir of Life), is a symbol of healing. The festival celebrates and connects the diverse cultures that make up our community, showcasing a vibrant lineup of international and local contemporary artists in the spectacular Grade 1 listed Grand Junction at St Mary Magdalene’s.

Join us for a rich programme of theatre, music, Eid celebrations, workshops, and food, celebrating contemporary arts from the Middle East, North Africa, and Anatolia. Loved by audiences, the Olive Jar will return for four additional performances, along with genre-crossing music presented by Arts Canteen and a unique night curated by Young Shubbak. Everyone is welcome.

MUSIC EVENTS

Poetic dream pop, jazz and Middle Eastern soul from the Palestinian singer

Fri 12 April, 20:00
£17 + bf

An enchanting evening filled with musical pieces from Aleppo featuring Syrian violinist USTAVI

Sat 13 April, 20:00
£17 + bf

An unmissable evening of 'incredible' (Classical FM) music from the multi-award-winning Scottish/Egyptian duo

Thu 18 April, 20:00
£19 + bf

Irresistible rhythms and contemporary arrangements rooted in her Kurdish Anatolian heritage

Fri 19 April, 20:00
£17 + bf

THEATRE

A theatre performance celebrating London’s Arab communities and their extraordinary stories, as part of Elixir Festival 2024

Thu 25 April, 20:00
£12 | £6 Conc

A theatre performance celebrating London’s Arab communities and their extraordinary stories, as part of Elixir Festival 2024

Fri 26 April, 20:00
£12 | £6 Conc

A theatre performance celebrating London’s Arab communities and their extraordinary stories, as part of Elixir Festival 2024

Sat 27 April, 16:00
£12 | £6 Conc

A theatre performance celebrating London’s Arab communities and their extraordinary stories, as part of Elixir Festival 2024

Sat 27 April, 20:00
£12 | £6 Conc

Elixir Festival is produced by Grand Junction in association with Arts Canteen

Supported by Arts Council England, National Lottery Heritage Fund and PDT

Paddington Development Trust logo - A Grand Junction Partner