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10:30 am

Interactive Kathak Dance with Amina Khayyam

April 28 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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 […]

11:00 am

Forgotten Histories: The Muslim Heroes of World War One

April 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 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 […]

2:00 pm

Spicing Up Sci-fi: The Dunes Strike Back

April 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Auditorium, Knowledge Centre, The British Library, 96 Euston Road
King's Cross, London, NW1 2DB United Kingdom
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£5

Dune, Frank Herbet’s epic science fiction novel, loaded with Islamic etymology, centres on a power struggle to control ‘the spice’ – an enduring ecological metaphor that still resonates today. What fresh insights are emerging from […]

3:30 pm

How We Take Back Our Stories

April 28 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Eliot Room, Knowledge Centre, The British Library, 96 Euston Road
King's Cross, London, NW1 2DB United Kingdom
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£5

Is it easier to sell books about Muslims if they’re written by non-Muslims? This expert panel of independent publishers discuss the ins and outs of selling works by Muslim and other minority writers. How can […]

Grenfell: Social Activism and the Failure of Politics

April 28 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Last year the Grenfell Tower fire highlighted the failure of our political discussions to include and provide adequate housing for those quickly being left behind.  Into the gap has stepped social activists doing much more […]

5:00 pm

The Caribbean Ummah

April 28 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Eliot Room, Knowledge Centre, The British Library, 96 Euston Road
King's Cross, London, NW1 2DB United Kingdom
£5

Muslims are found on almost every island of the 40+ islands that make up the Caribbean. What is their Islamic heritage and what does life look like for them today? How has Islam developed as […]

7:30 pm

MFest After Party

April 28 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
P21 Gallery, 21 Chalton Street
London, NW1 1JD United Kingdom
£10

After a day of workshops, panels and performances at the British Library, unwind with comedy and music from Imran Yusuf, Nabil Abdul Rashid and more. Produced in partnership with Emerald Network and with invaluable support […]

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