Conferences and debates
“Out-spoken” with Sabrina Mahfouz
September 20, 20187:00 p.m.
Casa Árabe Auditorium (at Calle Alcalá, 62). 7:00 p.m. Free entry until the event’s capacity is reached.
In English, without translation.
The Anglo-Egyptian playwright and performer is giving a conference and
recital on Thursday, September 20 in Madrid, with the cooperation of The
British Council Spain.
The event will be presented by Karim Hauser, Casa Árabe’s International Politics Coordinator.
Stories of cross-cutting identities, of Muslim women from London and Britain, of demands by city dwellers and street fashion... these are all expressed in the compositions and performances by Anglo-Egyptian Sabrina Mahfouz, and in her editorial work. Poetry and theater arts are mixed in the performances by this avant-garde artist who is visiting Spain to take part in Segovia’s Hay Festival. She will be appearing in Madrid thanks to the Casa Árabe’s cooperation with The British Council Spain. In order to avoid the “lost in translation” phenomenon so common at translated recitals, the event will be held in English without simultaneous translation.
Sabrina Mahfouz was brought up in London and Cairo. She was recently selected to become a member of the Royal Society of Literature and was given the 2018 King’s Alumni Arts & Culture Award for inspiring change in the cultural industry. She was also nominated for the Inspiring Change Award at the year 2018 Awards for Women in Creative Industries. She was a finalist for the Arts Foundation Award for Performance Poetry, won the Poetry Award given by the Sky Arts Academy and the Westminster Award for New Playwrights. Sabrina’s theatrical work includes Chef, winner of the Fringe First Prize, and Dry Ice, which earned her a nomination at The Stage Awards, for best solo performance.