Welcome to MFest!

We look forward to meeting you at the UK’s first festival of culture and ideas dedicated to Muslim communities. With more than 25 events running from Friday 27th to Sunday 29th April 2018 at The British Library and P21 Gallery, MFest provides a unique platform in the centre of London for emerging and established writers, performers and artists to present their works and bring together Britain’s incredibly varied Muslim population.

MFest explores contemporary Muslim thought on the breadth of our heritage, our  politics, our communities and our cultures. Our programme offers talks, workshops, performances and an after party on the Saturday night with events for families, children and adults.

MFest is a not for profit organisation, it is not a religious or sectarian organisation and is politically neutral.

Weekend Events: British Muslim Identity and Expression

The idea behind MFest is to bring together everyone with a connection to Muslim identity and explore what we have in common, what we can learn from each other and celebrate the differences and connections in our cultures. Within our programme of events we have asked artists, writers, performers and academics to look at Muslims within the UK as individuals and communities, far beyond the stereotypical monolith we are often presumed to be. […]

Weekend Events: Culture and Heritage

It’s a great thing to be able to look back to look forward, to understand our past so we can imagine our future. But when the MFest team were putting together the programme for this year’s inaugural festival, we thought a lot about understanding how we got to where we are today. We wanted to use an exploration of Muslim history that we rarely get to hear about, to better understand our present, especially the political, cultural and artistic discussions that we find ourselves immersed in […]