On 19 November 2010 The BLA celebrated its 25 years of commitment to British-Lebanese cultural and educational interchange with a day long programme at the Banqueting House in Whitehall, part of which was in the presence of The Prince of Wales. The programme for this culminating occasion in the BLA's jubilee year was: the book launch in the presence of HRH The Prince of Wales, of the first volume of the Prince's Selected Speeches translated into Arabic by Professor Suheil Bushrui, entitled "Alamir Charles Yatahaddath", and published by Alsaqi Books (Beirut, Lebanon) on behalf of the University of Maryland.  To read more click here 19th November 2011 16th September 2010 The 2010 David Robert's Memorial Lecture, "Lebanon, State of Denial" was given by Robert Fisk, Middle East correspondent for The Independent. The British Lebanese Association was delighted to have the eminent journalist Robert Fisk, Middle East Correspondent for The Independent Newspaper give the BLA 2010 Silver Jubilee David Roberts Lecture on Monday 6th September.  Date: Monday 6th September Venue: The Old Chelsea Town Hall 1st & 3rd August 2010 After a successful run at Sadler's Wells in 2003 with Two Thousand and One Nights, The Caracalla Dance Theatre returned to the UK for the 8th time with a production supported by the British Lebanese to perform at the London Coliseum  in August 2010.  The show came with amazing theatrical special effects and the participation of artists from Spain to China, Zayed and the Dream showcases choreography from across the globe. Culturally rich and dazzlingly colourful, history met art in this wonderful production. 30th May - 2nd June 2007 “Lebanon came to London on the wings of an exhibition of Lebanese heritage, culture and arts, essentially to promote "the best of Lebanon"  To read more click here The British Lebanese Association is delighted to announce an Evening of Literary Excellence with  Dr Philip Mansel author of Levant, Splendour and Catastrophe on the Mediterranean & Ted & Andrée Féghali Gorton authors of Lebanon through writers' eyes To read more click here 4th April 2011 3rd October 2011 "On October 3rd 2011 for the first time in its 25 year existence, the Association held a fund raising event in Beirut. The For a Brighter Future evening was  an historic occasion following on directly from the Association's anniversary event the previous November in London in the presence of HRH Prince Charles. The anniversary in Beirut was in aid of the Association's Scholarship Fund and the Arc en Ciel Educational charity in Lebanon. To read more click here Sir David Miers was British Ambassador to Lebanon from 1983-1985 and Chairman of the British Lebanese Association from 1999-2011.  His service in Lebanon occurred at a time of great turbulence and civil strife when various parts of Lebanon were occupied or controlled by Syrian, Israeli and UN forces; and for some of this time a multinational force composed of contingents from the USA, France, Italy, and Britain was stationed in Beirut itself.    To read more click here My House is Your House Diplomacy in Lebanon:  What Changes since the 1980s?     painting: Nilesh Mistry Sir David Miers  The British Lebanese Association Lecture   14th June 2012


January "Lingering in the Levant: 300 years of British Involvement and Impressions." Lecture by Sarah Searight February Caracalla Dance Theatres - "Two Thousand and One Nights" March David Roberts Memorial Lecture "Magnificent Remains" and "Enormous Old Trees: Perceptions of Lebanon by British artists/travellers." Briony Llewellyn


July "The Perennial Philosophy: The Wisdom of the Arabs." Speaker: Professor Suheil Bushrui With readings by Tom Durham and Antoine Raad


April "The Moon and Stars of the Lebanon" A celebration of the haute couture of Elie Saab. Gala Fashion show at the natural history museum May David Roberts Memorial Lecture "From the Holy Mountain, A Journey in the Shadow of Byzantium" Speaker: William Dalrymple November “Jesus, Islam & the World Dialogue” A lecture by Professor Tarif Khalidi


June David Roberts Memorial Lecture "Khalil Jibran - The Poet of the Culture of Peace" Suheil Bushrui


November A Royal Gala Performance of Mozart's Il Re Pastore/The Shepherd King Sponsored by Mrs. Nazek Rafic Hariri


June "Let's Contribute To A Brighter Tomorrow" Gala Dinner and Fashion Show Under the Patronage of Mme Mouna Haraoui


April Gala Dinner in aid of the Scholarship Fund Guest Speaker H E Madame Nayla Moawad MP. October The David Roberts Memorial Lecture: “An Adventure with Cancer, The Joy and the Pain” By Dr. Philip Salem MD December House of Lords Dinner Guest Speaker Mr. Martin Bell OBE, MP.


March The making of the television film to accompany the Beirut Through the Ages project. April. The Beirut Through the Ages lectures at The Royal Geographical Society given by Viscount Norwich and Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan. December House of Lords Dinner Guest speaker the Rt. Hon. Jeremy Hanley MP.


June The Majida El-Roumi Concert The Royal Albert Hall. The proceeds of the Concert set up the British Lebanese Scholarship Fund. December Wassim Tabbarah, "Al Rifak Al Dik" at the Commonwealth Institute.


November The David Roberts Memorial Lecture. Amin Maalouf (Winner Prix Goncourt 1994) lectures and participates in a discussion panel about his writing and the role of a Lebanese writer in the Western World.


June The Basbous Brothers Sculpture Exhibition, at Schroder Asseily, opened by Madame Hraoui, Lebanon’s First Lady. June Chronic Care Centre fundraising dinner in the presence of Madame Hraoui.


June The Lord Eden invitation to dinner at the House of Lords. Guest speaker The Hon. David Gore-Booth. November Dinner with Terry Waite at the Langham Hilton. December The End of Year Dinner Concert with the British Lebanese Association Choir December Sir David Roberts (1924-1987) former ambassador to Beirut and founding Chairman of the Association awarded the Lebanese Order of the Cedar. British Youth Opera, at the Langham Hilton.


June Naji Hakim Organ recital at Westminster Cathedral.


April The David Roberts Memorial Lecture.   The Rt. Hon.William Waldergrave MP: Britain and Lebanon March The David Roberts Memorial Lecture at the Naval and Military Club given by Ghassan Tueni:Lebanon and the Crisis of Freedom in the Middle East. March Abdel Rahman El Bacha with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the QEH.


February The David Roberts Memorial Lecture, given by Sir Anthony Kershaw MP: Britain and the Middle East. April Lebanon, The Artist's View: 200 Years of Lebanese Paintings Exhibition at the Barbican.


March The David Roberts Memorial Lecture at the Naval and Military Club given by Ghassan Tueni: "Lebanon and the Crisis of Freedom in the Middle East". March Abdel Rahman El Bacha with the Royal Phiharmonic Orchestra at the QEH.


March  Lecture: The Lebanon, Past, Present and Future given by Sir David Roberts at the Naval and Military Club. December Children’s Tour of Lebanon, a seasonal event at the Chelsea Town Hall.


February The Romantic Lebanon Exhibition, The European View 1700-1900 opens at Leighton House. December Fairuz and Nassim Maalouf, a Christmas Concert in the MPs church St Margaret's.


May Varujian Kojian conducts Wissam Boustany and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra at the Queen Elizabeth Hall.
1-6 March 2004 The British Lebanese Association (BLA) was proud to present ‘LEBANON the Artist’s View II 1975-2004’ a vibrant reflection of the New Lebanon, exemplifying our contemporary art and promoting our artists.  As part of our efforts to promote the Lebanese cultural heritage in the UK, we succesfully presented an exhibition of Lebanese contemporary artists in London at the Cork Street Galleries from 1–6 March 2004.  Photographic Images of the Gala Event click here  To read more click here To read more click here 16th May 2014 29th September 2014 The Future of the Middle East SHERARD COWPER-COLES Royal Thames Yacht Club Sir David Roberts Memorial Lecture To read more click here 27th February 2015 To read more click here Tripoli A Visual History ROBERT BELL  Tripoli from 17th to 20th Century 15th June 2015 BLA 30th Anniversary Event  The Berkeley Hotel, Knightsbridge 17th November 2013 GIBRAN,  THE PLAY 17 November 2013 Theatre Royal  Haymarket   GIBRAN, THE PLAY in the West End.  The evening was a great success, a sell out and raised £11,447.50 for our Scholarship Fund and for the Lebanese Red Cross.  To read more click here
12th October 2015 1 December 2015 The Sir David Roberts Memorial lecture  Excavations in Sidon  “The work and coming museum in Sidon  is destined to become a byword for  excellence in its field…”  “Archaeology does not come  more exciting than this!”  Dr. Claude Doumet-Serhal  Special Assistant the British Museum 10th November 2015 The Lebanon Mountain Trail Paul Khawaja From Qbaiyat in the North to Marjaayoun in the South:  A Journey Through Space and Time. 9 February 2016 A talk with James Barr A Line in  Lebanon's Sand James published his first book on Lawrence of Arabia and the Arab Revolt, Setting the Desert on Fire, in 2006. A Line In The Sand, on the rivalry between Britain and France for dominance in the Middle East, followed in 2011. Friday 3 June Guy Manoukian in Concert Wed 1 June Tom Fletcher Sun 25 Sept Stand-up Comedy Nemr How the Morning Went “The Weight of the World” Exhibition A Private Tour of Etel Adnan’s 8th - 9th Oct Culture of lifelong learning
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Sun 25 Sept Stand-up Comedy Nemr The Middle East  post globalization HE Ghassan Hasbani  9 June 2017 Lebanese Embassy, London A Dinner for a Cause HUNGER-FREE LEBANON Sat. 25 Nov Wonho  Chung  Live in London LEBANON  FACTORY      Fri. 1st Dec 17 FILM FESTIVAL Tue 16 Jan 18 THE 2018  DAVID ROBERTS  MEMORIAL LECTURE SAT 9 Dec 17 Children’s Arabic Art Workshop Tuesday 8 May Guy Manoukian in Concert
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