Listing of Events

Through August

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


1 August

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:


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

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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

Fee: £5


6 August

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:!august-2016/tsvoh


7 August

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

Fee: Free

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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

Time: 9am-4pm.


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)

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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


12 August

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


13 August

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

Fee: £50

Fundraising Target: £375

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Sledge Build

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

Fee: £20

Fundraising target: £200

More info:


14 August

 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
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15 August

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

Fee:  £15


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

Fee: Free

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18 August

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.


19 August

 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

Fee: £5


20-21 August

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: 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

Fee: £300

Fundraising Target: £2000

More info:


1 September

 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

Fee: £5


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