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April 2018

Opening Night Gala with Elif Shafak and Reem Kelani

April 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Auditorium, Knowledge Centre, The British Library, 96 Euston Road
King's Cross, London, NW1 2DB United Kingdom
£12.50

Launching the UK’s first festival dedicated to culture and ideas from Muslim communities, award-winning novelist Elif Shafak will deliver a key note speech after music by acclaimed Palestinian musician Reem Kelani. The evening ends with…

The Right Kind of Muslim?

April 28 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Auditorium, Knowledge Centre, The British Library, 96 Euston Road
King's Cross, London, NW1 2DB United Kingdom
£5

Throughout British history, there have been many groups that this country has viewed with caution and Muslims have often been seen as part of these 'others'. Sayeeda Warsi, author of The Enemy Within, examines why.…

Forgotten Histories: The Muslim Heroes of World War One

April 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Auditorium, Knowledge Centre, The British Library, 96 Euston Road
King's Cross, London, NW1 2DB United Kingdom
£5

Hear the founder of Forgotten Heroes 14-19 Foundation, Luc Ferrier, describe how he came across his great grandfather's First World War diaries, in which he read about the "Mohammedans" he encountered in the trenches. Ferrier…

Interactive Kathak Dance with Amina Khayyam

April 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Eliot Room, Knowledge Centre, The British Library, 96 Euston Road
King's Cross, London, NW1 2DB United Kingdom
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Free - £5

After it was discouraged by the British during the colonisation of India, Kathak revival movements were co-developed by Muslim and Hindu artists. It is a dance form famed for its storytelling power and likely evolved…

Riding a Donkey Backwards & Other Tales from Muslim Literature

April 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Green Room, The British Library, 96 Euston Road
London, England NW1 2DB United Kingdom
£5

Khayaal Theatre will present a riveting collection of wise and foolish tales from Muslim literature for family audiences. Featuring the incredible antics of Mulla Nasruddin, an icon of Muslim humour, whose tales and riddles are…

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