Summary: Crescent Culture – Muslim Arts, Heritage & Cultural Events Nov/Dec 2014

Below are just a few of the things we have been discussing and promoting on the Crescent Culture – Muslim Arts, Heritage & Cultural (UK) Events Facebook Group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/CrescentCulture – feel free to join.

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Journey of a Pilgrim: Photography Competition with Peter Sanders, Mustafa Davis and Tim Smith
The Muslim Women’s Council invites you to submit three photographs which capture the spirit of your Hajj or Umrah journey. Closing date 27 Nov.
https://www.facebook.com/events/340885986079448

The Legacy: Imam Hussain Exhibition
403 Edgware Road, London, NW2 6LN
on until 30th Nov
http://www.thehussainlegacy.com

LONDON PALESTINE FILM FESTIVAL
Fri 28 Nov to Thurs 11 Dec 2014
http://palestinefilmfoundation.org/festivals.asp?s=next
http://www.barbican.org.uk/film/series.asp?id=1400

Karavan-e-Iqbal – Qawaali concert with the Hussain Brothers
Wed 3rd Dec 2014 from 19:00 to 22:00
English Folk Dance and Song Society
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/karavan-e-iqbal-qawaali-concert-hussain-brothers-tickets-13966513217

True To Life? Performance with Mark Gonzales
4 Dec 6pm – Birmingham Museum
https://www.facebook.com/events/381233842041392

Evening of Poetry and Conversations w/ Baraka Blue @ Rumi’s Cave
5 December at 19:00
Rumi’s Cave in London
https://www.facebook.com/events/1569356646620407

Acts of Imagination: Muslim Institute Winter Gathering 2014
Friday, 5 Dec to Sunday, 7 Dec 2014 4:00pm to 2:00pm
“…celebrate, interrogate and analyse the role of the arts in Muslim communities…”
http://www.musliminstitute.org/events/acts-imagination-muslim-institute-winter-gathering-2014

EBRU Art Workshop
6 Dec 2pm
British Muslim Heritage Centre in Manchester
https://www.facebook.com/events/887374081287236

Rumi’s Urs celebrations in Manchester, Bradford & London
12 December at 18:00
https://www.facebook.com/events/1575669999319723

An audience with Baroness Warsi organised by the Professional Muslim Institute (PMI)
12 Dec, 7pm – Bradford
https://www.facebook.com/events/307168336154553

FROM TIMUR TO NADIR SHAH:
CULTURAL CONNECTIONS BETWEEN IRAN, INDIA AND CENTRAL ASIA
15-17 December 2014, Pembroke College, Cambridge
http://bips.ac.uk/from-timur-to-nadir-shah

Different Moons Exhibition at The Whitaker, Rossendale Museum & Art Gallery
On until 4th January 2015
DIFFERENT MOONS is an exciting heritage and arts project based in Rossendale which explores and celebrates the stories of the South Asian communities that have settled in the Valley since the late 1950s. Exhibition uses poetry and storytelling, animated film and paper-cut art, installations and sounds.
http://www.thewhitaker.org/events/different-moons

Blackburn based artist Nadeem Baghdadi displays work inspired by Jalāl ad-Dīn Rūmī at Blackburn Museum.
On until 10th of January 2015
http://www.asianimage.co.uk/news/11600767.Artist_displays_work_inspired_by_words_of_celebrated_mystic_Jal__l_ad_D__n_R__m__

“Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices” is announcing up to ten postdoctoral fellowships.
Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices is a research and fellowship program which questions and transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries of art history in a transcultural, global horizon. It especially invites scholars from Islamic, Asian, African, Australian, European art histories and those of the Americas to join the program… Closing sate – 12 January 2015
http://www.art-histories.de/en/call-for-applications.html

The Orient-Institut Istanbul is pleased to invite applications for Ph.D. research stipends for 2015. Stipends are available to support research in disciplines, such as:
Musicological research on Turkey
Narrative sources on Istanbul and the late Ottoman Empire
Manuscript culture in the Ottoman Empire and Iran
Historic and contemporary forms of religious expression in Anatolia
Closing date January 12, 2015
http://www.oiist.org/?q=en%2Fnode%2F89

Cairo to Constantinople: Early Photographs of the Middle East
The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace
Open now until 22 February 2015
http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/exhibitions/cairo-to-constantinople-early-photographs-of-the-middle-east

Geometry of Structure Course
21 and 22 March 2015 @ PSTA
http://www.psta.org.uk/openprogramme/155

A great insight into the British Halal economy by the Islam Channel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBb4LV84v08

Arabic scientific manuscripts go live in Qatar Digital Library
http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/asian-and-african/2014/11/arabic-scientific-manuscripts-go-live-in-qatar-digital-library.html#sthash.n62F4oov.dpuf

“Siqilliyya carries out studies on Islamic art and culture, specifically focusing on the Arab-Islamic Sicily during the Middle-Ages. Our main goal is to raise awareness of the Islamic past of the Italian peninsula”.
http://siqilliyya.com

Creative Ummah – the new online education portal was recently launched in Dubai and features some of the top creatives from the Muslim world.
http://www.thenational.ae/arts-lifestyle/art/new-e-learning-website-creative-ummah-launched

Muslim roots of the blues
http://www.sfgate.com/opinion/article/Muslim-roots-of-the-blues-The-music-of-famous-2701489.php

Japan’s rich Muslim past and present
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2014/11/japan-rich-muslim-past-present-2014112115633107534.html

BBC Asian Network Presents Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b04snzqc/asian-network-presents-rahat-fateh-ali-khan
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/3dnvpfMtz9jMr2GjQTgLkzP/asian-network-presents-rahat-fateh-ali-khan

East London Mosque & London Muslim Centre Archive Collections
http://www.eastlondonmosque.org.uk/content/east-london-mosque-london-muslim-centre-archive-collections