The BBC Arabic Festival (October 30 – November 2) presents four days of films, documentaries and director Q&AS taking place at the BBC Radio Theatre. The full programme can be seen, and free tickets booked, here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-26515589.

Organisers are also offering London Press Club members and supporters a limited amount of free places for the closing events on November 2, where Shappi Korsandi hosts the televised awards gala, with a performance from Mashrou Leila. Doors open at 6.30pm and the event is followed by a drinks reception.

Places are limited and can be booked by emailing bbcarabicfestival@bbc.co.uk, stating which event you would like to attend and referencing the London Press Club.