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10:30 am

How to Drive Change: The Future of Muslim Activism

April 29 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Auditorium, Knowledge Centre, The British Library, 96 Euston Road
King's Cross, London, NW1 2DB United Kingdom
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£3 - £5

Good Muslim or bad Muslim? Moderate or radical? Establishment or grassroots? Global or local? Exploring the ways, we mobilise, conform, rebel and evolve, Asim Qureshi’s new book, A Virtue of Disobedience, examines our agency. He will be […]

Forgotten Histories: Representation of Non-Binary Identities in Muslim Art

April 29 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Brontë Rooms, Knowledge Centre, The British Library, 96 Euston Road, King's Cross
London, NW12DB United Kingdom
£5

Art by Muslims and art from Muslim-majority countries has long explored non-binary sexuality and gender but how did these identities come to be fringe narratives? How have they evolved as they return to the mainstream? […]

12:00 pm

How the Nakba Reveals Itself Today

April 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Brontë Rooms, Knowledge Centre, The British Library, 96 Euston Road, King's Cross
London, NW12DB United Kingdom
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£5

Artists are architects of change. How does the influence of the Nakba on Palestinian art affect Palestinian communities today. How does the Nakba reveal itself in the art of the people it displaced? To commemorate […]

Write Your Heart Out: Poetry Workshop with Momtaza Mehri

April 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Brontë B, Knowledge Centre, The British Library, 96 Euston Road
London, NW1 2DB United Kingdom
£3 - £5

Join Momtaza Mehri for an afternoon for creative writing that will help you put your emotional and spiritual experiences into words. Momtaza Mehri Momtaza is a poet, essayist and literary researcher. Her poetry has been […]

Mostly Lit Live

April 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Auditorium, Knowledge Centre, The British Library, 96 Euston Road
King's Cross, London, NW1 2DB United Kingdom
£5

Join twenty-somethings Rai, AlexReads, and Derek Owusu as they discuss the intersection between literature and pop-culture as they create a live version of their podcast Mostly Lit. About ​MostlyLit Named by the Guardian and the […]

2:00 pm

Women and Power: Islam and Evolving Feminisms

April 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Auditorium, Knowledge Centre, The British Library, 96 Euston Road
King's Cross, London, NW1 2DB United Kingdom
£5

In their ground-breaking collection of essays, the authors of Cut From the Same Cloth address a number of topics relevant to British hijab-wearing Muslim women including the erasure of Black Muslims, the struggle for safe […]

New Heroes of Young Adult Fiction

April 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Eliot Room, Knowledge Centre, The British Library, 96 Euston Road
King's Cross, London, NW1 2DB United Kingdom
£5

Books that captivate young people and immerse us in their worlds have always been an effective channel to propel the experiences of young people into the wider popular conscious. What does this mean for authors […]

Zine Making Workshop with Khidr Collective

April 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Green Room, The British Library, 96 Euston Road
London, England NW1 2DB United Kingdom
£5

Zines are self-published magazines. They have been the weapons of dissenters since the invention of the printing press. Muslim communities and minority groups have pioneered exceptional zines in recent years, from the unapologetic Gal-Dem to […]

Drumming for the Soul: A workshop with Louai Alhenawi

April 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Brontë B, Knowledge Centre, The British Library, 96 Euston Road
London, NW1 2DB United Kingdom
Free - £5

The thrill of drumming in unison is unforgettable. This one of a kind workshop with Syrian musician Louai Elhenawi is easily accessible and a great way to pick up a new impressive skill very quickly. […]

3:30 pm

Revisiting 1971: Competing Narratives, Silence and Legacy

April 29 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Brontë B, Knowledge Centre, The British Library, 96 Euston Road
London, NW1 2DB United Kingdom
£3 - £5

The Bangladesh War of Independence in 1971 was a turning point in South Asian history, the effects of which, continue to impact the region and the diaspora today. In this discussion activists and writers discuss […]

Drumming for the Soul: A workshop with Louai Alhenawi

April 29 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Brontë B, Knowledge Centre, The British Library, 96 Euston Road
London, NW1 2DB United Kingdom
Free - £5

The thrill of drumming in unison is unforgettable. This one of a kind workshop with Syrian musician Louai Elhenawi is easily accessible and a great way to pick up a new impressive skill very quickly. […]

Sheikh Google: How Knowledge is Shaped by Algorithms and Artificial Intelligence

April 29 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Auditorium, Knowledge Centre, The British Library, 96 Euston Road
King's Cross, London, NW1 2DB United Kingdom
£3 - £5

Algorithms and AI are shaping the way we receive, process and share knowledge about the world. What does this mean for the production and dissemination of knowledge about Islam and Muslims? How can we negotiate […]

5:00 pm

In Conversation with… Kamila Shamsie

April 29 @ 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

Inspired by Greek mythology and modern day terrorism, Kamila Shamsie’s book Home Fire explores family ties and moral boundaries. In conversation with journalist Razia Iqbal, she shares her thoughts on the evolution of classical characters […]

My Side Of It: Poetry Hour

April 29 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Brontë B, Knowledge Centre, The British Library, 96 Euston Road
London, NW1 2DB United Kingdom
£5

An evening of reflective and galvanising poetry from Suhayma Manzoor, Momtaza Mehri, Hodan Yusuf, Sabrina Mahfouz and Aliyah Hasina. Hosted by the indomitable Zahra Dalilah. Hodan Yusuf Hodan is a poet, writer, multimedia freelance journalist […]

Aziz Foundation: Making an Application to us

April 29 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Brontë Rooms, Knowledge Centre, The British Library, 96 Euston Road, King's Cross
London, NW12DB United Kingdom
FREE

At this session staff from our lead sponsor, Aziz Foundation, will take you through their grant cycles, the application process and funds available. Find out more about the Foundation's aims, the best time to make […]

6:30 pm

Don’t Panic, I’m Islamic: Extreme Comedy Now!

April 29 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Brontë Rooms, Knowledge Centre, The British Library, 96 Euston Road, King's Cross
London, NW12DB United Kingdom
£5

Join critically acclaimed, prize-winning comedians Omar Hamdi and Esther Manito for some stand-up comedy, compèred by Bidisha. Don’t Panic, I’m Islamic is a project brought together by Saqi Books in response to Trump’s ‘Muslim ban,’ this comedy […]

7:00 pm

In Conversation with Akram Khan

April 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Auditorium, Knowledge Centre, The British Library, 96 Euston Road
King's Cross, London, NW1 2DB United Kingdom
£5

Ahead of his announced retirement from full length dance performances and before the UK premiere of his new full-length work Xenos, we will be joined by acclaimed choreographer Akram Khan and the writer on his […]

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