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Islamophobia Awareness Month

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Islamophobia Awareness Month

This year, to mark Islamophobia Awareness Month, we have a series of activities: from a calligraphy workshop, to speaker sessions on the Islamophobia, Camden’s Muslim Stories, a film screening and ending with our flagship event entitled ‘Presenting Muslim Stories'.

Monday 20 November, 12:30pm - 1:30pm - Muslim stories panellist session  

An online panellist session featuring past and present Camden residents, sharing their stories, reflection and experiences of life in our borough. 

For more information and to join this free session visit, Muslim stories panellist session

Tuesday 28 November - 2pm - 4pm - Presenting Muslim Stories: an in-person event; Muslim contributions to British society featuring Shrabani Basu 

 "The author of Spy Princess, The Life of Noor Inayat Khan, Victoria & Abdul and For King And Another Country explores the contribution of Muslims in British history at the time of Empire, from the time of Queen Victoria to the two World Wars." 

For more information and to get a ticket to join this free session visit, Muslim contributions to British society featuring Shrabini Basu 

Tuesday 28 November - 5.30pm - 8pm - Camden film screening, the swimmers
Location:  Camden Town Hall, Claudia Jones Room - 5 Judd St, London WC1H 9JE

Join us for a special film screening of 'The Swimmers' at Camden Town Hall in the Claudia Jones Room. This stirring drama tells the true story of two Syrian sisters who are talented swimmers. Fleeing the conflict in their country, they seek a better life in Germany. Don't miss this powerful portrayal of resilience and hope.

Tickets to this screening are free but seating is limited so please book early. 

For more information and to book a ticket for this screening, visit: The swimmers at Camden Town Hall 

Wednesday 29 November - 10:30am - 12:30pm Calligraphy workshop with Soraya Syed

Calligraphy is one of the most important elements of Islamic art because of its essential role in transmitting the word of God in the Quran, the Muslim holy book. Calligraphy is a symbol of beauty and power and can found on every possible medium from manuscripts to pottery and our public realm. 

Soraya Syed is a classically trained calligrapher & artist dedicated to bringing the art of Arabic calligraphy into the 21st century through film, VR, & 3-dimensional sculptures. Her pioneering work has been exhibited across Europe & the Middle East & is prized by collectors worldwide. In 2005, she became the first Briton to be awarded the ijazah from celebrated Turkish masters Hasan Çelebi and Efdaluddin Kılıç. Her practice is driven by an endless fascination with the Arabic script & its intoxicating versatility & depth of meaning. She lives and works from her studio in London. Socials: @artofthepen Web:

In this workshop, classically trained calligrapher Soraya Syed will introduce participants to the theoretical and practical aspects of traditional Arabic calligraphy. 

For more information and to get a ticket to join this free session visit, Calligraphy workshop with Soraya Syed.