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ILHAM 2010

Ilham 2010 ILHAM - Inspiring creativity through art & culture is a year long set of events and workshops celebrating the rich and cultural heritage of Islam and its peoples and explores its relevance to communities in East Lancashire today. From Calligraphy, Graphic Design, Film & Photography, Spoken Word Poetry, Leather Handcraft, Islamic Gardens, Illumination Art, Arabesque Stone Carving to Comic Book Art. 2010 promises a super offering of creative talent and craftsmanship and brings Love & Etiquette back to what we do best... Inspiring Creativity through Art & Culture. Keep an eye on our website for further details as we continue to improve our website and service provision.


TheWorldIsButAMomentThe Art of Stone Carving – Adam Williamson

Using traditional tools: mallets, chisels and hand tools learn how to carve something beautiful stone.

Participants will learn simple masonry and carving techniques by creating the their own original carving Victorian and Arabesque patterns in limestone.

Adam Williamson is a skilled stone & wood carver. He undertakes interior, architectural and sculptural commissions. He has been commissioned by among others HRH the Prince of Wales,
Oxford University, Shakespeare’s Globe London, Kew Gardens, Westminster Abbey, V&A Museum, Pakistan Embassy, Foreign Office in Vienna and London Zoo.

Adam is a sessional lecturer at Birkbeck, University of London and has taught in schools and museums across London, including the British Library, V&A, British Museum and PSTA.

Please visit www.adamwilliamson.com for more information.

Date & Time:
Saturday 30th October - Workshop One - 10:00am - 4:00pm OR
Sunday 31st October - Workshop Two - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Link Bridge Community Centre, 1 Swinless Street, Burnley, BB10 3BN

Materials for the workshop, lunch and refreshments will be provided.
Please bring and apron or some old cloths.

Registration – please complete the attached booking form and email booking@loveetiquette.com
ADMISSION £10 per person.

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TheWorldIsButAMomentAndalusian Leather Handcraft – Munira Medonca (Spain)

Since 1977, Munira Mendonca has been working to revive the ancient Moorish art of leather crafting (tooling).
Based in the Spanish city Granada since 1996, Munira studied under the expertise of one of Granada’s last leather carvers, Diego Campos Mariscal; learning the ‘cordoban’ and  ‘Guardemici’ influenced styles of tooled and carved leather.
Munira has now established a thriving leather business where she produces exquisite leather items including wall hangings, notebooks and handbags, delicately decorated in Arabic calligraphy or geometric designs and stained in beautiful shades of colours
complimenting the brown leather.
Moorish art was initially developed in the 8th century in North Africa and Spain during the growth of the Islamic Empire. Early examples of Moorish art in Spain include the Great Mosque in Cordoba (785-c.1000) commissioned by Abd ar-Rahman and the Alhambra Fortress in Grenada. Please visit www.munira.net for further information about Munira’s work.

This exclusive one-day workshop with Munira will provide attendees with the opportunity to experience this ancient Moorish art-form.

All materials will be provided, participants will leave the workshop having created a piece of art, handcrafted from leather to take away with them. This could be a small bag, leather picture frame, or bookmark/cover.

Date & Time
Sunday 24th October 2010 11:00am – 5:00pm

The Gallery Space, Mid-Pennine Art Gallery, Yorke Street, Burnley BB11 1HD

Please note: Only 10 places are available on this workshop therefore early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment. There is a charge of £20 per individual to participate in this workshop.
If you are interested in attending then please complete the attached booking form and email it to booking@loveetiquette.com

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

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TheWorldIsButAMomentPhoto Essay by Peter Sanders - "The World is but a Moment"
Peter Sanders is recognised as a world class photographer and is based in the UK. ‘The World is but a Moment’ an extended photo essay and journey of Peter’s photography throughout the world over the last 30 years. The main titled photo essay is followed by an exclusive preview into his long awaited book ‘Meeting with Mountains’. This a unique collection of portrait photographs of some of the great scholars and saints of the 20th and 21st Century, many never photographed before. He will deliver an inspirational insight into his experiences whilst completing this project as well as deliver a presentation of his beautiful photography.

Join us for a conversation with the artist and an insight into the talented and experienced photographer Peter Sanders.

Date & Time:
Thursday 30th September, 7:15pm – 9:15pm

Lecture Hall, Thomas Whitham Sixth Form Centre, Burnley Campus, Barden Lane BB10 1JD

FREE ADMISSION but registration is essential. Please email booking@loveetiquette.com or sms 07870 100 590.
Light refreshments will be provided.

Peter Sanders will also be available for the book signing of ‘In the Shade of the Tree’ on Thursday 30th September,
2pm-4pm, at Rhode Island Coffee House, 54 St James' Street, Burnley, BB11 1NH.
‘A beautiful photo-intensive book of the Islamic World, based on the last 30 years of the travels of Peter Sanders’. EVERYONE WELCOME.
On sale at 50% reduced price of £15:00.

We look forward to seeing you at the event.

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Ilham 2010Unmissable Spoken Word...
An Evening of Spiritual Poetry


Exclusive Performance by
Amir Sulaiman (U.S.A)
HBO Def Jam Poet

30th August 2010
6:30pm - 7:45pm

54-56 St James St Burnley BB11 1NH

Free Admission
Bookings call/sms
07870 100 590
or email booking@loveetiquette.com

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Ilham 2010Following our hugely successful Ramadan 2009, The Love & Etiquette Foundation would like to invite you to Ramadan 2010 for a special evening of festive celebrations.
Ramadan Night 2010
This is an open invitation for you to join the Foundation in a Community Iftar (breaking of the Fast in the Month of Ramadan)
The evening will consist of:
Special Guests
Burnley MP - Gordon Birtwistle
Shaista Aziz - Comedienne, Journalist & Writer

Qasidahs and Songs
Kenyan Munshids
Charity Raffle
With great prizes (all proceeds of which will be donated to the Pakistan Flood Disaster)
Mediterranean Cuisine and Refreshments
Iftar/Opening of the fast will be approx 8:30pm
Prayer facilities will  be provided

Date & Time:
Sunday 22nd August 2010, 6.45 – 9.00pm (doors open at 6.30pm)
Stables Cafe, Towneley Park, Burnley, BB11 3RQ
Booking is essential – maximum of 3 per group booking.
Email booking@loveetiquette.com or sms 07870 100 590.
Please note: We have limited spaces available for this event therefore early booking is recommended. Entrants will only be allowed in to the event with a booking reference number.
We look forward to seeing you at the event.
Please forward this email onto others who you feel may be interested in the event.
We encourage all Muslim faith members to bring friends, family, and work colleagues who would not usually experience Ramadan and this special time in the Islamic calendar.

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ILHAM 2010
Christian and Islamic Illumination

11:00am - 5:00pm
Swinless Street Community Centre
One Swinless Street
Burnley BB10 3BN
Free Admission
Lunch & Refreshments provided

This workshop offers participants a hands on opportunity to use traditional tools and materials used in the art of the illuminated page.
It will be an opportunity to try your hand at an ancient art form used to
decorate the pages of the Qur´an, Bible and other manuscripts.
Using these, you will produce an illuminated page you can take away.

Maryam or Mary is a distinguished and honoured woman in both
Christianity and Islam. By using this name and bringing together two
different styles of illumination we aim to promote art and creativity
as well as mutual understanding and respect.

Maryam = Mother of Prophet Jesus (Islam)
Mary = Mother of Prophet Jesus (Christianity)

Registration Only
Email: booking@loveetiquette.com
or sms 07870 100 590

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Ilham 2010 The L&E Foundation is pleased to present the next instalment of ILHAM 2010:

The Islamic Garden – An Opportunity for Bridge-Building between Cultures’

Emma Clark is a writer, lecturer and garden designer specialising in the design and symbolism of the Islamic Garden. She has an extensive knowledge of Islamic art and architecture and teaches on the Visual Islamic and Traditional Arts Programme at the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts in London. She is also an occasional consultant on Islamic, Oriental and European textiles for Christie’s.
The lecture will first touch upon sacred art and the concept of beauty being a universal language and its fundamental importance in inter-faith dialogue. Second, the main part of the talk will focus upon the essential elements of the traditional Islamic garden with an introduction to its history, design and symbolism; and concluding with asking (and answering) the question as to the possibility of constructing such gardens in locations outside what has loosely been termed the ‘Islamic world’.

DATE & TIME: Monday 12th July 3-5pm

Towneley Hall Seminar Room, 1, Park Cottages
Towneley Park, Burnley BB11 3RQ

BOOKING: Email booking@loveetiquette.com or text 07870 100 590.
Please forward this email to others who may be interested in this workshop. 

REFRESHMENTS: Afternoon tea will be served at the end of the lecture.

We look forward to seeing you at the event.
Please forward this information onto others who you feel may be interested in the event.

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Ilham 2010 The L&E Foundation is pleased to present the next instalment of ILHAM 2010:

Sunday 27th June 2010 – workshop with Muiz Anwar

In this unique one day workshop, Muiz will help attendees explore the potential to tell stories using graphic designs’ two most basic component; the image and the word.


  • How to create an image to tell a story.
  • Using various media & techniques - which is best to tell that story?
  • Photography, illustration, craftwork.


  • The power of language to tell a story.
  • How few words can we use to retain the essence of a story?
  • How do we then present these words in relation to the story?
  • Stencil letters, existing fonts, letraset, creating their own illustrated/constructed typography.

Please note: Computers will not be used. All work will be undertaken using traditional mediums: pens, pencils and paper.

Venue: The LinkBridge Centre, 1 Swinless Street, Burnley BB10 3BN
Admission: FREE
Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
Booking: Please complete the attached booking and return via email to booking@loveetiquette.com Please note that places will be reserved on a first come first serve basis.
Please forward this email to others who may be interested in this workshop. 

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Ilham 2010 Sunday 7th March 12pm - 5pm

A special day of events brings to life the theme of The Birth of The Prophet. Come and join us on this special day as well as capture beautiful views of the gardens and park in this unique part of Burnley for what promises to be a super day out for everyone!

Events provided include:

An exciting range of children’s stories “Down & out amongst the faithful.” Join the Caliph, Haroun-al-Rashid as he puts on the rags of a beggar and travels through the city of Baghdad to see how his people are celebrating the Prophet's birthday in a colourful and interactive mix of Arabian Nights and Nasirudin tales by Peter Findlay.

• Muhammad The Last Prophet – Animated Story for Children
• The Life Story of the Prophet Muhammad for Adults

Detailed Photography and Art from the Islamic World and Prophetic era.

Creative Workshops
With Musarat Raza Celebrating Shapes and Symbols of Islam
…and Henna hand painting and children’s face–painting

Towneley Hall, Burnley
BB11 3RQ
Tel: 01282 427766

Sunday 7th March / 12pm - 5pm
Free Admission for Registered Bookings Only
[Arab-Mediterranean Lunch and Refreshments provided]

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Ilham 2010 Calligraphy Workshop with Soraya Syed

Workshop One:
Saturday 20 February, 11am – 3pm
[Saturday Evening Presentation - 5:30pm]
Workshop Two:
Sunday 21 February, 11am – 3pm

The Faith Centre, Burnley Campus,
Barden Lane BB10 1JD
Tel: 07870 100 590
Email: booking@loveEtiquette.com
Admission: £10 per person
[lunch and refreshments provided]


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