As a charity, Gingko considers it an important mission to hold regular public events with the aim of offering information and chances to participate in various cultural programmes to the interested public. These events are meant for audiences of diverse backgrounds and seek to increase understanding of and interaction with the MENA region.

Past events have included a dialogue on the Christmas and the Qur’an in collaboration with the Westminster Abbey, a book launch at the Aga Khan Centre for Egyptian-Lebanese artist and activist Bahia Shehab, an exhibition on the architectural heritage of Yemen, and talks by eminent professors in Cairo and Alexandria.

Gingko also works on longer-term programmes, each consisting of several events in the forms of talks, music and poetry sessions, and workshops. Our latest projects are A New Divan and Arab Spring: 10 Years On.