WHAT AL-NADEEM KNEW – Outburst Arts Festival at the GTG

Fri 27th November - Fri 18th December
All Day


Exhibition Launch POSTPONED

Golden Thread Gallery is delighted to welcome Outburst Arts Festival 2020 back to the gallery with a remarkable video and multimedia installation.

What al-Nadeem Knew‘ is a multimedia storytelling project that uses collective memory and official and non-official records to unearth different meanings to the current political and economic predicament of Egypt.

Examining the symbolism of music and its performance, specifically that of iconic Egyptian singer and film actress Um Kalthoum, as being an essential part of the regime propaganda, the installation tries to reconstruct alternative stories about the past, while opening different possibilities to reimagine the future.

Concept: Ismail Fayed

Music/Sound Conception/Dramaturgy: Adham Hafez

Video/Visual Score: Mohammad Shawky Hassan

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Booking Your Visit

In order to keep all our visitors and staff safe, and follow government guidelines, we’re asking all visitors to book their visit in advance by emailing us on info@gtgallery.co.uk with the following information:

  • Name of each visitor
  • Planned date of visit
  • Planned time-slot of visit (see below)
  • Contact email and/or phone number

Available time-slots for visits are as follows:

  • 11.00 – 12.00
  • 12.00 – 13.00
  • 13.00 – 14.00
  • 14.00 – 15.00
  • 15.00 – 16.00

A maximum number of 10 visitors will be allowed into the gallery during each time-slot. You are free to arrive any time during your booked one-hour slot, up to ten minutes before it ends. We recommend giving yourself at least 20 minutes to tour the exhibitions!

Our other new safety measures include hand sanitisers, signage to guide you through the exhibitions and asking all visitors to please wear a face-covering in the gallery at all times.* Disposable masks will be available from our front desk for a donation of £1.

We will have one accessible bathroom available to visitors only. If you have any other accessibility needs, please let us know in advance and we will do our utmost to facilitate you.

If you have any questions, please do let us know. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Golden Thread!