Featuring a wondrously broad array of free online events streamed live from various locations around the globe – as well as a musical bonanza at The Lowry – MACFEST’s International Festival programme offers incredible remote entertainment and education from a selection of world-leading experts and scholars.

Islam in China | Sat 22 Jul | 2pm-3.30pm | FREE

As the only land where Islam is as old as its place of birth, the Arab Peninsula, China’s religious history offers some of the most fascinating narratives on record. Dr Salah Eddine Al-Djazairi, an expert in Muslim science and civilisation, discusses how Islam came to China in the 7th Century CE and its evolution into the modern age through different dynasties, the Mongol presence and the various political changes of recent times.

The Library of Arabic Literature - Hello from Abu Dhabi! | Sun 23 Jul | 2pm-3.30pm | FREE

Broadcast live from Abu Dhabi, this compelling panel features a discussion between two of the Library of Arabic Literature’s editorial board members, who explore their own groundbreaking work as part of a wider mission to introduce seminal texts from the 7th to 19th centuries to English-language readers, with translations of significant works spanning poetry, law, philosophy, science, history and more.

Musical Bonanza at The Lowry - Hello from Salford! | The Lowry | Sat 1 Jul | 6pm-7.30pm | £12

At 6pm on Sat 1 Jul, The Lowry hosts a ‘marvellous Eid musical evening’ starring the Pakistani Urooj Qawal Group and the Moroccan GNAWA singers, alongside Chief Guest Tariq Wazir, General Consul of the Manchester Pakistan Consulate.

The Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays, M50 3AZ
A Manchester Wire Partnership post
Wolf McFarlane
Published on:
Tue 18 Jul 2023