Kalila wa Dimna: Ancient Tales for Troubled Times

  • Scott, R. (Organiser)
  • Rania Mneimneh (Organiser)
  • Zalia (Ghazaleh) Zogheib (Organiser)
  • Sonia Tuttiett (Participant)
  • Celia Ward (Participant)
  • Jean Morris (Participant)
  • Rayan Elnayal (Participant)
  • Vaishali Prazmari (Participant)
  • Alice Kettle (Participant)
  • Dema One (Participant)
  • Dima Nachawi (Participant)
  • Ali Dalloul (Participant)
  • Rosalind Harvey (Participant)

Activity: OtherPublic engagement, outreach and knowledge exchange - Festival/exhibition


An exhibition of contemporary original artworks responding to the medieval collection of fables known as Kalila wa Dimna.

Curated by Rania Mneimneh and Zalia Zogheib, and featuring artwork by East London Textile Arts, Play for Progress, Alice Kettle, Rayan Elnayal, Vaishali Prazmari, DemaOne, Dima Nachawi, Ali J. Dalloul, Jean Morris, and children from Sir John Heron Primary School, Newham.

Accompanied by a programme of public events including artist and researcher talks, hands-on creative workshops, creative performances and demonstrations, and school workshops.

Part of the Ancient Tales for Troubled Times project - a collaboration between Dr Rachel Scott, the AHRC/OWRI project Language Acts and Worldmaking, the P21 Gallery, and artists, curators, and community organisations. The project is inspired by the global journeys of Kalila wa Dimna, an ancient collection of moral fables across time and place, language, religion and culture.
Period12 May 202211 Jun 2022
Held atP21 Gallery
Degree of RecognitionInternational