Commentary (Tafseer) of the Holy Qur’an
Conducted by Shaykh M S Bahmanpour
Venue: Islamic Centre of England, 140 Maida Vale, London W9 1QB
Time: Every Friday starting at 7.30 PM
Summer Equestrian Leisure Retreat (Sisters Only)
Escape to the country at Pennybridge House for three days or a week with Al Buraq Club. This prestigious property, set in eight acres, makes the perfect venue for an equestrian oriented vacation. Unwind in a feminine environment with full spa and leisure facilities; win enviable luxury prizes in our contests and saddle up for a fun-packed range of equine activities! Riders of all levels are welcome, even beginners.
Venue: Pennybridge House, Wadhurst, East Sussex, UKMore info: http://www.alburaqclub.com
3 – 23 August
Borders in Islamic Manuscripts – Illumination Workshop
This course will explore traditional methods in designing and painting a border in Islamic illumination. At the end of the day, everyone will have a small finished work of their own. Open to Adults & children (parental guidance 8 to 12 years).
Venues: 3 August: Milton Keynes Central Library, 555 Silbury Boulevard, MK9 3HL
12 August: Chesham Town Hall, Baines Walk – Chesham, HP5 1DS
23 August: High Wycombe Central Library, 5 Eden Place – High Wycombe, HP11 2DH
Time: 10.00 AM – 4.00 PM
Fee: Adults £10, Accompanying children £5
More info /booking: http://www.buckscountymuseum.org/museum/events/238/borders-in-islamic-manuscripts-illumination-workshop/
4 & 5 August
The Coinage of Islam and the History of Islamic Coins
Joe Cribb retired Curator of Asian Currencies, and Keeper of Coins and Medals at the British Museum will take you on a journey through Islamic Coins and the stories they tell about the time in which they were made.
Venues: 4 August: High Wycombe Central Library, 5 Eden Place – High Wycombe, HP11 2DH
5 August: Bucks County Museum – Aylesbury, HP20 2QP
Time: 6.00 PM – 7.00 PM
Pendle Hill Family Walk
A family walk up and down Pendle Hill, Lancashire (4 miles in total). There will be a BBQ at the end of the walk!
Pick up Points: Bradford & Keighley
Registration Fee: £15 – Adults, £10 – 13 or under
Contact info: http://www.intouchfoundation.co.uk/#!august-2016/tsvoh
Family Cultural Fayre
A fun day for the whole family! The event annually attracts around over 12,000 visitors and 80 stall-holders. In addition, the event features live stage performances, exhibitions, five-a-side football tournament that attracts teams from across the region, ‘Bumper Cars’ and other funfair rides as well as many other fun activities provided in a culturally sensitive environment for the whole family.
Venue: Eastville Park, Fishponds Rd/Muller Road, Eastville, Bristol, BS5 6XA
Time: 12.00 PM – 6.00 PM
More info: http://www.bmcs.org.uk/pages/IslamicCulturalFayre.php
Paintball for Men & Women
Ahlulbayt Islamic Mission (AIM) is organising paintball sessions for men & women. Matches will be gender segregated!
Venue: Mayhem Paintball, Pryors Farm, Patch Park, Essex, RM41AA
8 – 12 August
Durham Islamic Finance Summer School 2016
The Durham Islamic Finance Summer School allows participants to take advantage of the Centre’s expertise to enhance and develop their knowledge skills over a 5-day intensive programme. The programme is delivered mostly by leading financiers and bankers from across the world as well as the Centre’s academics
Venue: Durham University, Stockton Road, Durham, DH1 3LE
Time: 9.00 AM – 5.00 PM
Fee: £1,550 (discounts available)
More info: https://www.dur.ac.uk/dcief/difss/
10 -16 August
Camp Wilayah – Summer Holidays 2016!
AIM is offering a summer camp this August for 10 -15 year old Muslim boys and girls. The camp aspires to provide fun activities in an Islamic environment that will leave imprints on young people’s lives for years to come.
Look for the family discounts
More info: www . aimislam . com/an-inside-look- at-camp-wilayah
Registration: www . aimislam . com/camp
Is Jesus God or is He A Prophet of Islam?
A dialogue between Shabbir Ally and Jonathan McLatchie.
Venue: Woolwich Common Community Centre, 16 Leslie Smith Square, Woolwich, London SE18 4DW
Time: 5.15 PM – 8.00 PM
Yogis and Sufis: spices, gold and coffee
A gallery talk by Hilary Lewis Ruttley, independent speaker and founding director of Calm Energy Yoga. Gallery talks last 45 minutes. Suitable for all levels of knowledge.
Venue: Room 53, British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG
Time: 1.15 PM – 2.00 PM
Fee: Free, drop in.
The Big Dive
Embrace your inner fear and dive from a breath-taking height of 13,000 feet and dive with highly qualified instructors for both brothers and sisters. Funds raised will go towards needy orphans and impoverished children in sub-Saharan Africa.
Venue: Beccles Airfield, Suffolk, NR34 7XD
Fundraising Target: £375
More info: https://muslimhands.org.uk/events/2016/the-big-dive-august
It’s all about teamwork, building skills and speed to become the winning team for the Sledge Build Challenge. Once the hard work is over you get to test-drive your sledge and then enjoy an hour of snow park experience sledging, tubing and double donut race lanes. Funds raised go towards providing clean water for those who need it most.
Venue: Chill Factore, Trafford Quays, Leisure Village, Trafford Way, Manchester, M41 7JA
Time: Starts at 11.30 AM
Fundraising target: £200
More info: https://muslimhands.org.uk/events/2016/sledge-build
The Haven Bungee Jump
Take part in this exhilarating 400ft bungee jump and help raise vital funds for a children’s eco-home in Tanzania which will house up to 10 orphans at the CEV.
Venue: National Diving & Activity Centre, Tidenham, Gloucestershire, NP16 7LH
Time: 9.00 AM – 5.00 PM
Registration fee: £50
Fundraising Target: £300
More info: https://www.islamichelp.org.uk/the-haven-bungee-jump/
Telling Stories: Building a collection of Middle Eastern Art (Member’s Lecture)
The British Museum has been collecting works by Middle Eastern artists since the late 1980s, and is the first museum to be active in this area. Assistant Keeper Venetia Porter, Curator of Islamic and contemporary Middle East, will discuss the scope of this growing collection, and the ways that artists reflect upon their histories and literary traditions, or comment on the troubled politics of the region today.
Venue: BP Lecture Theatre, British Museum
Time: 6.30 PM – 8.00 PM
Through 15 August
THE KEY (Exhibition)
A major East-West peace-building travelling art exhibition/installation showcasing the work of 40 premier and emerging Egyptian, Middle Eastern and Western contemporary visual artists, THE KEY focuses on a modern three-dimensional fibreglass portrayal of the ancient ‘Key of Life,’ the Ankh, the Egyptian hieroglyphic character that read ‘life’, seen as the oldest known symbol of pluralism, tolerance and harmony.
Venue: St. James’s Church Piccadilly, 197 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LL
Time: 10.00 AM – 12.45 PM, 2.15 PM – 5.00 PM / Sundays: 1.00 PM – 3.00 PM
More info: http://www.arabbritishcentre.org.uk/event/key-caravan-exhibition/
Caring for the Nimrud Ivories
A gallery talk by Wendy Adamson and Imran Javed. Gallery talks last 45 minutes and are suitable for all levels of knowledge.
Venue: Room 57, British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG
Time: 1.15 PM – 2.00 PM
Fee: Free, drop in.
Al Ghazali – The Alchemist of Happiness (Film)
Exploring the life and impact of the greatest spiritual and legal philosopher in Islamic history, this film examines Ghazali’s existential crisis of faith that arose from his rejection of religious dogmatism, and reveals profound parallels with our own times. Combining drama with documentary, this film argues that Ghazali’s Islam is the antidote for today’s terror.
Venue: Bucks County Museum – Aylesbury, HP20 2QP
Time: 6.00 PM – 8.00 PM
First International Conference In Support of the Yemen People
A detailed examination of the humanitarian catastrophe caused and exacerbated by the military intervention in Yemen on 26 March 2015. A war that has so far resulted in over 10,000 civilian deaths and 30,000 injuries which are mostly due to airstrikes that included the use of internationally banned weapons and an additional 10,000 deaths among children under the age of 5 due to preventable diseases that could not be treated due to the blockade.
Venue: Pullman Hotel St Pancras, 100-110 Euston Rd, London NW1 2AJ
More info:www.shebarights.org or call +44 7575033909
27 August – 1 September
The Big Drive
This year the Big Drive will rediscover Andalucia to help raise funds for The Great Mosque of Granada. 6 days, 4 cities, 2605 km, 1 destination. Limited spaces. Registration needed.
Venue: London – Paris – Barcelona – Granada
Fundraising Target: £2000
More info: https://muslimhands.org.uk/events/2016/the-big-drive
Islamic Buildings Restoration
Buildings from across Islamic civilisations express the countries and cultures of their origins but through them are woven basic Islamic principles and philosophy. Waleed Arafa has built buildings in far flung place and uses this experience to convey the importance of restoration.
Venue: Bucks County Museum, Church Street – Aylesbury, HP20 2QP
Time: 6.00 PM – 7.00 PM