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MACFEST 2021

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On 22 May 2017 Manchester, and the world, was devastated by the attack on Manchester Arena that killed 23 people. One Manchester resident, Qaisra Shahraz, was quick to respond and identified the need to tackle Islamophobia and bring Muslim and non-Muslim communities together.
 
MACFEST is now in its second year and hosted over 50 events connecting communities all around the world. They’re active partners of other festivals and connect with over 18 schools, colleges and universities. 
 
Throughout 2021 Muslim Arts and Culture Festival will present a diverse selection of speakers, artists, cultures and more that will be showcasing during the online festival. Macfest’s international line up will take you on an unmissable arts and culture journey from Manchester to Azerbaijan. Most of the events will be online and FREE so save your space now. Here’s a taster and links to the Eventbrite to book a space…
 
ART 
 
Enjoy Mughal art workshop
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/macfest2021-mughal-florals-art-workshop-tickets-116858933215
 
HISTORY
 
Learn about the origin of Chess and other games from India, Persia etc.
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/macfest2021-opening-movesthe-extraordinary-origins-of-chess-tickets-116858433721
 
CLIMATE & FAITH
 
In partnership with Manchester Science Festival -Fazlun Khalid highlights the connection between Climate and faith.
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/macfest2021a-liveable-earth-climate-change-and-the-faith-community-tickets-116861095683
 
LITERATURE, POETRY & PERFORMANCE
 
Amazing multi-lingual poetry & performance with poets from Manchester, North West, London, Kashmir and the Philippines celebrating 9 languages &  Mother Tongue Language day.
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/macfestuk2021-celebrating-multi-lingual-poetry-mushaira-performance-tickets-114930078960
 
YOUTH DISCUSSION ON ISLAMOPHOBIA & RACISM
Join 5 amazing young school and college students, sharing their views about life during the pandemic, racism and Islamophobia.
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/macfest2021-young-british-and-muslim-tickets-130930531745
 
Find out more about the festival here: https://macfest.org.uk/about
 
 

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