A Boost for Cultural Development in the South: Lebanon International Arts Festival 2018

Organised every year in August for the last 4 years, the International Theatre Festival of Lebanon will be expanding its programme to include other artistic disciplines.

How far can suspending Beirut’s “pride” go?

With so many campaigns,initiatives, and movements supporting LGBTQ+ rights gaining strong ground recently, the question about whether the government is going to take sound measures to protect such a community (among other marginalised ones) resonates beyond the International Day Against Homophobia,Transphobia, and Biphobia.

A look at memory and war, with the Nazra exhibition

The displayed photographs and captions at the exhibition, which is being held in Beit Beirut, offer a representation of the civil war and what remains of it through the lenses of both amateur and professional Lebanese photographers.

Kozo talk post-rock, debut album, and live performances

The diversity in musical styles and interests among the different members of Kozo makes it difficult to categorize the band into any single subgenre of post-rock

Vegans rejoice: Luna’s Kitchen opening

Having restaurants like Luna’s Kitchen open in Lebanon provides the youth with the chance to find affordable and healthy vegan alternatives to what they usually eat.

Theatre in Lebanon thrives silently, despite lack of support

Despite the legal and financial constraints that they are faced with, through the adaption of local scriptwriters and directors, theatre in Lebanon perseveres.

Catharsis: A Call for Poetry Submission in Lebanon and the Region

When was the last time you exploded? Let all your frustration and angst out into the universe? When was the last time you experienced catharsis?

A Cat Café is opening in Beirut

In addition to having plant-based and ethical food options, the animals at the cafe will all be rescued stray cats, fostered from BETA’s shelter, and up for adoption.

The “forbidden” taste of Palestine

“I know our craft does not make much money like it used to. People used to rely on us for building their houses, furniture, wooden antiques. But not anymore.”

What is Beirut to you?

We don’t live in a utopia, but we are at least entitled to decide what Beirut is, and what Beirut isn’t.