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Muslim Arts and Culture Festival (MACFESTUK) presents A Mini Festival: 

South Asian Art and Culture Bonanza Celebrating South Asian Heritage​  

  • Date: Saturday 15th August

  • Time: 2-3;30pm

  • Platform: Registration via MACFESTUK website.

  • Description: 

Hosted by Abdullah Afzal ( actor and comedian of sitcom ‘Citizen Khan’) and Qaisra Shahraz MACFEST Executive Director & Novelist.

Chief Guest to launch the event: Vice-Lord Lieutenant of Greater Manchester, Paul Griffiths.

  • Bengali Cultural Heritage: with Saki Chowdhury, community activist, showcasing cultural artefacts.

 

  • Literature

 

  • Poetry performance with music, ‘From Waris to Waltz’ with Dr Aziz Ibrahim, Guitarist and poet.

  • Short reading from, ‘The Journey’ about the partition of India & Pakistan by Qaisra Shahraz, author of ‘The Concubine & The Slave Catcher.’

  • Art

Painting and poetry with Sundar Kanta Walker, celebrated Indian artist and author.

 

  • Architecture

The Mughal monuments of subcontinent of India, and Pakistan with Sara Adio, British Muslim and a researcher.

 

  • Cake Artwork; celebrating cultural cake decorating with Roshan Ahmed, teacher and cake artist

 

  • Music & Dance by Soulbeats

Medley of Indian Bollywood and Banghra dances with Sonia Sharma, poet, painter & dancer and Khattak dance with Malika Kapasi.They represent India’s magnificent, diverse, multi-cultural forms of dance. Soul Beats aspires to translate creative art into community spirit, by integrating varied and diverse communities within Manchester.

 

  • Music with Tahir Qawwal from the USA

Tahir is leader of the Qawwali Ensemble Fanna-Fi-Allah & producer of the film series Music of the Mystics. music from the famous group live from USA.

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Recipes for Resistance: What are we inheriting? 

South Asian Cooking for Beginners (with Deesha Chadha)

SESSION #1

  • Date: Friday 7th August.

  • Time: 2- 3pm.

  • Platform: Zoom

  • Description: During these sessions, Deesha will be preparing simple sweet and savoury vegetarian Punjabi dishes, to celebrate the fantastic culinary offerings from this region and in recognition of South Asian Heritage. She will also be discussing the culinary etiquette and would recommend these sessions to beginners who have an interest in South Asian food.

  • Registration info: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89462292524

South Asian Cooking for Beginners (with Deesha Chadha)

SESSION #2

  • Date: Friday 7th August.

  • Time: 2- 3pm.

  • Platform: Zoom

  • Description:  During these sessions, Deesha will be preparing simple sweet and savoury vegetarian Punjabi dishes, to celebrate the fantastic culinary offerings from this region and in recognition of South Asian Heritage. She will also be discussing the culinary etiquette and would recommend these sessions to beginners who have an interest in South Asian food.

  • Registration info: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84730928934

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