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Listing of Events - September 2017

Through September

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

Contact: 0207 604 5500

6th September

Card Making Workshop

Get creative and make your own greeting cards at this informal card-making workshop. Blank cards, envelopes, textured and coloured paper are provided, as well as Arabic words written on the spot by calligraphy tutor Joumana Medlej. Cut, assemble and paste to make your own highly personal cards for any occasion.

Venue: The Arab British Centre, 1 Gough Square, EC4A 3DE

Time: 5.30 PM – 8.30 PM*

Fee: £15

*You can come and leave at any time within the duration of the event however booking is essential.

7 – 13 Sept

Atlas Mountains Trek 2017

Join us and trek the highest summit in North Africa to raise funds for displaced families in Iraq. Travel through villages and meet the locals on your way up. Take in the stunning views of the Atlas Mountains. Also, spend one day sightseeing in the city of Marrakech.

Venue:  Human Relief Foundation – 2 Claremont, Bradford BD7 1BQ, UK

Fee: £300

Sponsorship Target: £1500

More info: london@hrf.co.uk

9th September

Tour de Salah @ London

Now in its fourth year Tour de Salah, the biggest organised Muslim bike ride in the UK, is a unique physical and spiritual challenge like no other! Cycle across the capital stopping at iconic mosques and enjoy the wonderful scenery along the way.

– Choose from four routes covering 15km, 30km, 60km or a whole 100km

– Pick a charity partner or fundraise for a charity of your own choice

– Group rides for all abilities

– Female-only groups also available

Venue: Palmers Green Mosque, 30 Oakthorpe Rd, London N13 5JL, UK

Registration: £30

More info: http://tourdesalah.org.uk/

11 – 15 September

European Muslim Network Summer School (Germany)

The EMN Research Academy brings together a multi-disciplinary and international group of 40 to 50 students, researchers and members of civil society. It offers the participants the opportunity to study and discuss questions pertaining to Islam and Muslim life in general and Islam and Muslim Life in Europe, in particular, encompassing culture, politics and issues of identity in the European context with distinguished experts in this field from academia and the grassroots level. These topics will be dealt with in a historical as well as a systematic perspective focusing on the vision of the future of Islam and Muslims in Europe’s fabric.

Venue: Airport Hotel Global, Germany

Time: All Day

Fee: 850 Euros (including meals and multi-bed accommodation)

More info: http://www.beehive.so/activity/activity_details/3593

14 September – 5 October

History of Carpets from the Islamic World

This course will be fully dedicated to the history of carpet production in the Islamic world. Through the analysis of the most iconic carpets held in famous museums and collections in Europe and abroad, you will become familiar with threads, materials, patterns and trends as well as with patrons and places of manufacture.

The history of the carpet trade from the Islamic world to Europe, mainly Italy, and an excursus in the history of carpets’ representation on the paintings of the most celebrated Renaissance artists, will complete the course.

Venue: The Arab British Centre, 1 Gough Square, EC4A 3DE

Dates: 14, 21 and 28 September | 5 October

Times: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Fee: £130

More info: http://www.arabbritishcentre.org.uk/courses/islamic-art-architecture/

14 September

The Circulation of Contemporary Iranian Literature

A roundtable discussion with Houshang Moradi Kermani (writer), Ahmad Dehghan (writer), Afshin Shahneh Tabar (publisher of Candle & Fog) and the American translators Caroline Croskery and Paul Sprachman.

Moderator: Laetitia Nanquette (University of New South Wales, Sydney)

Organiser: Centre for Iranian Studies

Venue: Paul Webley Wing (Senate House) Room: Wolfson Lecture Theatre

Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Contact email: vp6@soas.ac.uk or  020 7898 4330

15 September

Monuments of Faith and Power: Yemen’s Religious Architecture

With the advent of Islam, Yemen became an important centre of Islamic learning and architecture. Since the 7th century, succeeding dynasties constructed mosques, madrasas (educational institutions) and mausoleums whose architecture drew on the country’s ancient heritage and on new elements which reveal the impact of the Red Sea and Indian Ocean trade as well as ties with regional powers such as Egypt and India. This lecture will examine the style and iconography of Yemen’s religious architecture in order to show the diversity of designs, techniques and materials that reflect the country’s diverse geography and its rich history. Moreover, it will show the distinctive elements that render this architecture unique in the Islamic World. A lecture by Noha Sadek, Independent Scholar, Paris

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: Khalili Lecture Theatre

Time: 6:00 PM -7:00 PM

20 September

Living histories: works on paper by contemporary Arab artists

A 45 minutes gallery talk by Venetia Porter, British Museum. Suitable for all levels of knowledge.

Venue: Room 34, British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG

Time: 1.15 PM – 2.00 PM

Fee: Free, drop in.

21 – 22 September

Archives, Activism and Social Media

A two-day workshop organised by Cambridge Digital Humanities Network in collaboration with Documenting the Now project.  This event will create a space for conversations between activists, archivists and researchers with the aim of building communities of practice around ethical and technical challenges in archiving born-digital social movement data, creating awareness of how to use specific methodologies, tools and services for producing and using archives of born digital activist material, and fostering cross-cultural dialogue by bringing activists from different regions of the world together for in person conversation and network building.

Venue: G06/07, Faculty of English, Sidgwick Site, Centre For Research In The Arts, Social Sciences And Humanities, Cambridge, CB3 9DT

Time: 3.00 PM on the 21st – 5.00 PM on the 22nd

Info on how to register: http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27316

 

More info: http://www.arabbritishcentre.org.uk/whatson/conflict-cafe-syria/

23 September

Arabic and arabesques: themes in Islamic art

A 45-minute gallery talk by Vesta Curtis, British Museum. Suitable for all levels of knowledge.

Venue: Room 52, British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG

Time: 1.15 PM – 2.00 PM

Fee: Free, drop in.

25 September – 27 November 

Persian Calligraphy, Nasta’liq Script By Keramat Fathinia

This ten-week course is suitable for all levels. Although, previous knowledge of the Persian language is not necessary for beginners, familiarity with the alphabet is an advantage. This is an exercise-based course on the writing techniques of the Nasta’liq script which is constantly engaged with Persian language and literature. You will also learn about the theory and history of Islamic calligraphy. The course will start with a general introduction to most Islamic calligraphy styles and traditional tools and materials. The letters’ shapes as the basic elements in calligraphy will be explored in detail through the course and advanced compositions and juxtaposition of forms will be covered at elementary and upper levels.

Organiser: London Middle East Institute

Venue: MBI Al Jaber Building, 21 Russell Square, MBI Al Jaber Seminar Room

Time: Every Monday 6:30-8:30 PM

Fees: £250

To register visit the SOAS Online Store. There will be a small additional charge of between £10 and £20 for materials and tools.

Contact email: vp6@soas.ac.uk or 020 7898 4330/4490

29 – 30 September

All Our Tomorrows

Leeds DEC and MEND (Muslim Engagement & Development) invite you to the first ever full day teachers’ conference in Yorkshire on how to equip you to tackle Islamophobia in your school. All participants will receive a ‘Challenging Islamophobia’ school materials pack.

Venue: Civic Hall, Calverley St, Leeds LS1

Fee: £65 – £85

Register at: tackleislamophobia.eventbrite.co.uk

More info: adam@leedsdec.org.uk / 07454920798

30 September

Enchanted Waterfall Trek

Our Enchanted Waterfall Trek is designed to help raise funds for our Winter Warmer Packs campaign which provides winter aid to refugee families.

Venue: 7 Davenant Street, PICK UP LOCATION, London, E1 5NB

Fee: £20

Target: £200

More info: https://www.islamichelp.org.uk/waterfall/

30 September & 1 October

The Ultimate Reminder

This course is a study of the Qur’an through the major events in the life of the Prophet(s). The aim is to appreciate how God – through the Qur’an – supported, strengthened, consoled, uplifted and reminded the Prophet(s) as he went about the monumental task of conveying the message of Islam.

Venues:

30th Sept – the University of Salford, The University of Salford, Salford M5 4WT

1st Oct – The Bordesley Centre, Muath Trust, Stratford Rd, Birmingham, B11 1AR

Time: 8.30 AM – 7.00 PM

Fee: £35

More info: https://alkauthar.org/course.php?course=774

31st Oct – 2nd Nov

World Halal Expo 2017

Showcasing a convergence of an ethical lifestyle with ‘Halalonomics’, the World Halal Expo is a two-day International Halal Trade & Tourism exhibition for the Global Halal industry to meet the key players of UK Halal market, providing a comprehensive business platform to connect the trade & industry with the multi trillion-dollar global halal market.  The event is a high impact business platform to look at the lucrative business opportunities that the global halal market presence offers and cater to the needs of the halal producers, traders and business leaders looking to expand their business globally.

 Venue: Olympia, Hammersmith Rd, London W14 8UX

More info: http://www.worldhalalexpo.co.uk/index.html

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