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10:30 am

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. […]

12:00 pm

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 […]

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 Herbert’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
Auditorium, Knowledge Centre, The British Library, 96 Euston Road
King's Cross, London, NW1 2DB United Kingdom

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

All Eyes on You: Pre-crime and the Surveillance State

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

If you thought pre-crime was something that Tom Cruise had to battle in Minority Report, think again. Our panel of human rights experts and researchers debate the ethical solutions to protecting the modern state and […]

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 […]

6:30 pm

Gastronomy – Launch of the new issue of Critical Muslim

April 28 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
P21 Gallery, 21 Chalton Street
London, NW1 1JD United Kingdom

What is halal? Does Islam have a particular flavour? Is culture transferred through gastronomy? Join the team behind Critical Muslim as they resist intoxication by wine and soberly sample the culinary delights of the Muslim […]

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, Safe Adam and more. Imran Yusuf Imran is of East-African Indian descent, born in Mombasa, […]

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