Later this month, Baroness Sayeeda Warsi will help kick off the first ever Manchester Muslim Arts and Culture Festival. The 10-day celebration will have 50 events centred on literature, art, music, food, film, and performance. It will be held at the British Muslim Heritage Centre and venues throughout the city. Broadcaster Ajmal Masroor will celebrate famous Muslim writers from around the world, with a literary journey through the poets of centuries past. ‘Muslim Women Speak Out: Challenges and Celebrations’ will see notable ladies share their accounts of the everyday challenges that they face, and also their achievements. ‘Stories of Sacrifi-ce’, is an abridged version of the award-winning exhibition about the Muslim soldiers who fought for Britain in WWI. Other events include a calligraphy workshop, a look at the art of henna painting, and a poetry recital. The finale is a musical evening at The Whitworth, featuring performers from many different countries.
Sat 17 – Sun 25 Nov, venues throughout Manchester, event times and prices vary, www.eventbrite.co.uk
Published on: Tue 6 Nov 2018