Our Vision

Our Vision is an annual festival of books and ideas staged in an accessible and non-denominational venue in London, celebrating the rich diversity of Muslim life in Britain and abroad. Central to this festival will be contemporary literature and ideas with an international angle, covering arts, science, history, food, sport, comedy and music, as well as topical discussions around identity, race and global politics.

Challenging conversations will be encouraged, exploring the diversity of Muslim opinions on any given issue, but framed in unclenched ways. The ethnic diversity of Muslim communities will also be emphasised through events that highlight African, Arab, Central Asian, South Asian, Southeast Asian, Turkish and Western Islamic traditions, cultures and communities.

The aim is open, honest debate alongside education and entertainment. The festival will not seek to create a single-faith space that appeals to one group of Muslims, or exclusively to Muslims. Rather, it aims to highlight the plurality and diversity of Muslim traditions and expressions and bring different intellectual strands of Muslim history and their responses to contemporary issues to the forefront.