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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…

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…

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…

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…

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