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Arabian Nights

Monday, April 23, 2012

Arabian Nights 

Every Tuesday from 17th April to 22nd May

Middle Eastern Food, Music, Poetry & Conversation in the Òran Mór Brasserie.

Our evenings will include; writers, journalists & musicians involved with the National Theatre of Scotland & Òran Mór Co-Productions of plays from the Arab world.

Tickets - £13.50

Ticket Includes: 2 Course Menu & Entertainment

Tickets available from ticketweb.co.uk or by calling 08444 771 000 or from behind the bar at Òran Mór.

Latest comments

  1. Joe said;

    19 April 2012, 10:21 am

    Arabian Nights is a wonderful event, music is great, you instantly feel that you want to get up and dance.

  2. Joe said;

    19 April 2012, 10:21 am

    great event, loved the music and talks

  3. vicky said;

    19 April 2012, 10:24 am

    Talks are very interesting and relevant to todays world, the music is fascinating

  4. Richard said;

    19 April 2012, 11:48 am

    The food is great, the atmosphere is relaxed. The talks are groundbreaking. The music that Kamiel Naimy played is exotic and takes you to the narrow alleys, belly dancing and spirituality of the Middle East, all in the same moments. We are priviledged for being able to see an Arabian Night in Glasgow. Well done Oran Mor.

  5. Martin and Rachel said;

    19 April 2012, 6:45 pm

    Arabian Night with a flavour of the theatre, journalism, and music from another world. David Maclennan makes you feel at home when he is involved in a any piece of work… a fresh breeze. David Greig is the theatre on two legs, David Prat provided deep analysis of the tidal changes in the Arab world. Kamil Namiy passionately played music that is out of this world and managed to take everybody far every time he played his enchanting music. Food was great. Brilliant time!!!!!!!!!!!!! Brilliant food and company. We would come again to an event like this one. Very near but very differnt from what you would expect. Glasgow and indeed Scotland needs events like this one.

  6. George said;

    19 April 2012, 6:57 pm

    Fantastic night

  7. janet said;

    19 April 2012, 7:19 pm

    I recommend Arabian Nights, I feel that I want to go to all the nights so that I don’t miss any of Sharazad’s stories! I feel that Arabian Nights started only to continue. Wonderful music made my soul dance although I am not to fit to get up. I may go again for that alone

  8. Katrina Innes said;

    19 April 2012, 8:02 pm

    Multiculturalism shines through Arabian Nights. Vibrant night, get your ticket while there are some. It is a night that is not aware of how great it is.

  9. Tom said;

    25 April 2012, 11:04 am

    A night to be remembered. Music played by talented musician Camille Nehme kicked off the dancing from the start and set a joyful upbeat tone for the rest of the night with the bonus of traditional Middle Eastern tunes which got most of the audience to dance. To top it all up, Liz Lochead, Scotland’s National Poet and poet Alan Bissett unravelled the situation in the Arab world through the letters of their Arab colleague poets who are living the Arab Spring. Liz, as we have always known her, was witty and outspoken. She spoke about the artist, writer, poet and everyone’s responsibility to stand up for the truth.
    Liz and Alan did not forget to emphasise the importance of hope in the Arab Spring. This was followed by Darwish’s poem on mothers which was very touchy. Nothing but the usual GREAT ATMOSPHERE at Oran Mor

  10. June said;

    25 April 2012, 11:13 am

    I agree … Grub was good too.music was sexy!!!

  11. Mary said;

    25 April 2012, 10:40 pm

    Does anyone have photographs or videos from Arabian Nights? TA Mary

  12. sylvia w said;

    26 April 2012, 11:58 am

    Unusal but smashing, don’t miss it, mind stimulating night but gets your bottom and belly dancing! Go for it… my advice is to get up to make the best out of it. Have a jolly time.
    Cheers

  13. Paul said;

    27 April 2012, 12:15 pm

    You have said it all above but here is a bit more. “Arabian Nights” shrewdly brings something very new to Scotland. Best deal in town I would think. I met and heard an extremely sophisticated bunch of gifted people at once. Camille Nehme an amazing musician who brings the sounds, pulse, rhythms and beats of Arabia and skillfully pours them at Oran Mor in Glasgow. Poet Laureate Liz Lochhead who arguably is the best living Scottish poet; a strong woman who speaks truth to power. Alan Bissett, a poet with sharp talent who I could listen to for hours without getting bored. David Maclennan who I don’t know how to describe, may be producer and theatre director but above all, very professional interesting and entertaining, someone you would like to have around in a party. “Arabian Nights” is a very special night.

  14. E W said;

    02 May 2012, 11:18 am

    Fascinating female Arabic singer and belly dancer, arabic percussion, excellent live music, poetry and a story told by a famous playwright with delicious food.Best bargain in town. Wild night!

  15. Charlie said;

    09 May 2012, 11:43 pm

    An intelligently woven night,smiles and laughter for the whole evening,informal dancing and applause, lovely food, very pleasant music played by Camille Nehme,a very interesting interview with the writer of Sleeping Beauty Insomnia Ab Reim Awji, a comedian like dramatist all the way from Beirut and poetry… I thoroughly enjoyed my 2 courses but above all, enjoyed the whole experience and the unpredectibility of the night. I went home needing more of the same, i.e. quality entertainment.
    Very interesting way of seeing another culture. My thanks go to everyone who was involved in making our night a pleasure

  16. Nicola said;

    17 May 2012, 8:19 pm

    Have been… and seen deep David Greig interviewing Elieze from the Royal Court in London about her experience of collaborating with international playwrights who bring their world to us on a plate of our language! Heard a funny tale from a Lebanese story teller and playwright. Heard Camille Nehme’s music which is rich and complex, also heard a guitarist and another violin like instrument. Saw the famous David Maclennan who seemed to hold the night together. Loved it all, next week is the last one and then Sharazad’s head get chopped off… If you like drink, world music, poetry, theatre, food and politics, GO and chill

  17. Jezeille said;

    24 May 2012, 11:49 pm

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW, the night of nights, David Maclennan hit the nail on the head when in the spur of the moment described the final of Arabian Nights as “This is the biggest Scottish Arab Ceiliedh of all times” or when he said, “if you put on something unusual in Glasgow on Tuesday night, everybody comes”. Right enough, the place was fully packed, you could not have put your foot in. All of a sudden, a lively energetic surreal dance scene emerged where the same people who were sitting down stood up, joined hands and forgot themsleves dancing to Camille Nehme’s lively dancey music. The music fell on everybody from every direction and side. I can only describe it with WOOOOOOOOOOW, it rings, bells and makes you think, laugh and shake from inside and outside. Enthused by an upbeat atmosphere, Alistair Gray, recited a poem in which he gave the night a further push into the unusual. The poem was perfectly rhymed and rhythmed to suit The Party Night. Ab Awji, the Lebanese story teller, told a story which made everybody laugh. For goodness sake, he’s only been in Scotland for a few weeks and has already sussed us out. He is already talking about the only good thing in Edinburgh, ha ha, guess what it is? The train to Glasgow, but who blames him for saying that, as anybody who attends a night such as Arabian Nights in Glasgow will repeat his words, never mind a Lebanese man who probably felt at home on a night like this one immediately after his return from Edinbrugh. With the scene ascending, David Maclennan jumped up to the stage to tell a hilarious story himself, everybody enjoyed it. True, expect the unexpected at Oran Mor. Poetry in two languagesl read to sufi music? Who knows! I bet they can do with another dozen of similar nights without any hassle, surely nobody is going to complain. In the midst of it all I devoured the food and drink. Very grateful for the all the fun we really are…….

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