Arabic calligraphy is renowned for the beauty of its form, depth and subtlety of meaning. This event explores the power and beauty of Arabic calligraphy from multiple perspectives. There is a particular focus on the beautiful names of God that have inspired calligraphers over the last millennium.
There is a short lecture that explains the connection between form and meaning with some famous calligraphic works. This is followed by a presentation of 'pictorial' calligraphy by Abdul Samad Zam Zami, director of the "Hubb Gallery" in Birmingham. He will be talking about his work and exploring that of other calligraphers.
If you have never tried Arabic calligraphy before, now is your chance. Abdul Samad will help you to have a go.
Calligraphy is both a delight for the eye and ear. To conclude the evening, the Jamal Singers will perform a series of songs themed on the beautiful names of God. The Jamal Singers have performed in Morocco, Itlay and on the BBC2 programme, The Retreat.
Other events in the series are:
· Poetry readings from the great Sufi poets – including Rumi, Al Attas,
· Live concert ‘For the Love of Laila’ – an allegory of spiritual love illustrated by the traditional Sufi singing of the Jamal Singers
This series is brought to you by the Amina Trust, a Birmingham based educational charity that has been involved in a number of national and international Sufi events and programmes, including the BBC 2 programme ‘The Retreat’.
For further information please visit www.macarts.co.uk or contact Mr Mughal on 07941646032 .
We do hope you will be able to join us for what promises to be a special evening.
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