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L&E has an open door policy and invites people from diverse cross sections of the community to inspire, stimulate discussion and create the opportunity to share opinion and exchange ideas in an informal setting. We are committed to creating and nurturing opportunities for people to learn and experience our work in a meaningful, open and creative way.


Monthly Islamic Calligraphy course Monthly Islamic Calligraphy course with Gulnaz Fatima Mahboob

Registration fee: £100 - Both days
Course fee includes, Artist costs, venue hire, coursebook, qalam, ink and paper.

The 2 day workshop is a practical introduction to Islamic/Arabic writing and provides participants a step by step guide to writing the Arabic letters. You will be shown how to cut and prepare a traditional reed qalam - calligraphy pen, analyse the measurements for the Arabic letters, construct each letter through basic strokes, practice the pen angles from thick to thin strokes and be given an insight into the traditional practice, tools and materials used for Islamic Calligraphy.
The course is run by Gulnaz Fatima Mahboob, a qualified teacher and Islamic Calligrapher, authorised and classically trained in Istanbul by the Turkish Master Calligrapher Hasan Celebi.

Saturday 15th August - Sunday 16th August
11am - 5pm
LinkBridge Centre
1 Swinless Street
Burnley, Lancashire
BB10 3BN

TXT. 07870 100 590
EMAIL. booking@loveetiquette.com

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Only 15 places available.


Mehfil and Mushaira The final installation of Mehfil & Mushaira sees two giants of string instruments perform as part of a regional Eid program.

Free Admission

Virtuoso Syrian Kanun player Maya Youssef comes from a family of artists. Her unique innovative approach to playing the kanun, originally a traditional instrument, expanded her audiences to international platforms. She is currently working on her first debut album, 'Music Healing for Syrian Refugee Children'.

Sura Susso is a Kora player, percussionist and singersongwriter from Gambia. His debut album Sila Kang has received critical acclaim in national publications. He has prided himself on promoting his traditional music from his cultural roots as well as absorbing new genres into his own style.

"Let the music do the talking" - ARTiculate
"Exquisite kora playing" - Cerys Matthews

Harris Museum & Art Gallery
WORKSHOP 12:00pm - 3:00pm
PERFORMANCE 5:30pm - 7:00pm

TXT. 07870 100590
EMAIL. admin@loveetiquette.com

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Eid Events 2015 Experience a celebration of the Islamic Festival of Eid al-Fitr through Art, Film and Music.

Love & Etiquette brings together a selection of exciting artists, thought-provoking films, insightful conversations and musical performance. The 2 days promise to inspire local communities to understand the aesthetic beauty of traditional and contemporary modes of Islamic art. Focusing on pen, pattern, print and poetry, we aim to combine methods of skill and craft to illustrate, and share knowledge of Islamic art.

You can reveal your creativity at one of our hands-on workshops or get a unique insight into the artists through exhibition, conversation and film.

Samir Mallik
Tasleema Alam
Shaheen Kasmani Ayubi
Maryam Golubeva
Sura Susso
Maya Youssef
Yahz Camara
Al Firdaus Ensemble
Hafsa Siddiq

The Art of the Pen
The Art of Integration

£15 per day
£25 full access - inc workshops/lunch/conversations/films
(Excluding live music events listed)

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Email - admin@loveEtiquette.com
Tel - 01282 686 650 / 07870 100 590
Limited spaces available for both days


Sufi Sounds from Granada Songs of praise, LIVE classical music

Fusing different traditions from Celtic to Flamenco, Arabic to Andalusi in one spirit, Al Firdaus through their music aspire to connect you with the timeless.

We are delighted to host such a rich a variety of internationally recognised artists that demonstrate the transformative power of arts and culture. We address the link between creativity, faith and culture through classical music. Don't miss this amazing chance to see Al Firdaus in Lancashire as part of their UK tour.
Accompanied by Whirling Dervish performance

Sunday 26 July 2015
Start: 6:00pm

Burnley Mechanics
Manchester Road, BB11 1BH

£15 Front row stalls
£10 Tiered seats
£5 Concession (under 18s and over 50s only)
£20 Family ticket for 2 adults and 2 children
All prices contribute towards artist costs and venue hire

For more information on tickets and group bookings please email

Opening with Qur'an recitation and songs of praise

Mediteranean snacks will be provided.
Arabian coffee and mint tea will be served with baklava and traditional sweets

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Further enquiries call 01282 686650 / 07870 100 590
Email admin@loveetiquette.com


Traditional Arabic Scripture by Ismail Hussayn

Sat 27th June
Sat 4th July
Sat 11th July

Learn how to write selected verses and prayers from the Qur'an in the style of Naskh calligraphy.

£15 per workshop/£35 full course
All materials will be provided

Burnley Faith Centre
Barden Lane
Burnley, BB10 1JD

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For more information or to register:
PHONE. 07870 100 590
EMAIL. booking@loveEtiquette.com



TUES 16 JUNE 2015

LIVE Old School Hip-Hop Music and Conversation - 5:00pm
Film Screening with Q&A - 7:00pm

Hustlers Convention tells the story of the 1973 album of the same name. While largely forgotten by history, it is regarded as a cornerstone in the evolution of Hip Hop. Its creator, Lightnin’ Rod, aka Jalal Nuriddin of The Last Poets, is affectionately known in some circles as ‘The Grandfather of Rap’ for his contribution to the genre.

The album is an epic rhymed story of a fast-talking hustler by the name of Sport. The music is provided by Kool & the Gang and Buddy Miles among many others. It is a street tale of card sharks, gamblers, dope peddlers and thieves. The likes of Melle Mel and Fab 5 Freddy can still recite it word for word. Wu Tang, the Beastie Boys and Jungle Brothers have all paid homage to it.

The documentary, is conceived as a way to tell the story, perhaps for the first time, of the true roots of rap.

By exploring the life and times of Jalal, we gain an insight into how when his street rhyming style, based on the African American jail toast tradition, met the black power politics of the post-Malcolm X era, the art of rap as we know it today was born.

Join Jalal and Malik and other special guests for a live pre-screening hip hop music demo, film screening and Q&A with Jalal and Malik.


University of Central Lancashire
Mitchell & Kenyon Cinema, Foster Building
Address: Fylde Road, Preston, Lancashire PR1 2HE
Phone - 01282 686 651 / 07870 100 590

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Featuring Arfa Butt, Music and Talent Director-MTV,
& Amerah Saleh, Spoken Word Poetry.

27th May, 12pm - 4pm
28th May, 12pm - 4pm

Female artists who are Muslim can face enormous challenges in bringing their work to the public space.

The first set of master-classes aims to highlight positive paths, stories and works of Muslim women that don’t feel they need to compromise their faith or identity in order to achieve a strong identity, successful career and modest lifestyle.

If you are a GIRL aged between 11 - 16 then attend these special workshops which will explore positive careers in broadcasting, production and performance based art.

Join two inspirational women who will share their experience and educate aspiring young girls.

ARFA BUTT - Wednesday 27 May, 12pm - 4pm
Marsden Heights Community College, Edge Lane, Nelson BB9 0PR

AMERAH SALEH - Thursday 28 May, 12pm - 4pm
Corner Cafe (BAIC), 1-3 Colne Road, Brierfield BB9 5HW

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For more information or to register:
TXT. 07870 100590 / 01282 686650
EMAIL. admin@loveEtiquette.com


28th Feb, 7th March, 14th March,
Hijab Styling 28th March, 4th April, 11th April

Whether you are a full time hijab wearer, a part time hijab fashionista, or simply interested in the art of hijab styling, come and enrol on our hijab styling course, suitable for beginners, and build your confidence for daytime looks through to evening chic.

Hands-on practical workshop. Course fee £50


Graffiti and Music Exhibition
URBN24 February 2015
Preston Minster Church 12:45pm

Inviting you to an inspiring project involving adult offenders working with Cumbria and Lancashire CRC, Lancashire Partnership Against Crime and The Love Etiquette Foundation.

The URBN (urban) Project is an untold story of five adult offenders connecting with street art in the form of music and graffiti.

During the four days these men explored their identity, story and future in Preston. Working with international scratch champion, DJ Woody, and graffiti artist, Bodie Doyle, they created graffiti art and mix tapes to reflect their learning and experience under the guidance of the two artists.

'This project is an outstanding example of what can be achieved when we assist individuals to demonstrate their talent and ability rather than just on what they have done wrong.' Phil O'Donnell, Assistant Chief Executice Cumbria and Lancashire CRC.

Lunch will be provided on arrival at 12.45pm with an opportunity to view the art exhibition. You'll then hear first hand how the Urban project has given support to all those involved. A short film which captures the essence of the project will follow and the event is expected to close at 2pm.

To get a taste of what this story is about, click on this link

Please reply by email to admin@loveetiquette.com to confirm your attendance.


23 February 2015
11am to 3pm Mehfil and Mushaira

After our successful launch and first instalment, the second event will see Shabnam Khan perform Ghazal, Geet, Punjabi folk and Sufiaana Kalaam. She will be supported by the talented Shahbaz Hussain on tabla and Waqas Choudhary on traditional flute.

Shabnam sings in many languages including Urdu, Punjabi, Hindi, Farsi, Swahili, Gujarati and English with her poet of choice being Mirza Ghalib.

Join her at the Guild Hall, Preston for an Urdu poetry workshop at 12pm to 3pm or LIVE performance at 5:30pm for what promises to be a cultural day to remember.


19 February 2015
Islamic Arts Workshops and Film Art Space

Blackburn St Johns Church (THE BUREAU)
Victoria Street BB1 6DW

Drop in style workshops to explore traditional and contemporary Geometric Design, Calligraphy and Turkish Patterns with artists SABA RIFAT, MARYAM GOLUBEVA and NADEEM BAGHDADI.


Free Admission. A perfect family event in the half-term holidays. Book now to find out more


Sculpting Stories
14 to 18 February 2015

Voicebox Relationships of Rivers in Pakistan and Britain. Workshops exploring the heritage of the River Jhelum and River Brun

Rivers are an integral part of our eco system and very much overlooked today.

Working with Ribble Rivers Trust, we will be supporting a treasure trail to inspire the local Asian communities to visit the River Brun and inspire a sense of place. Working with sculptor and artist Adam Williamson participants will share stories and create stone carvings to reflect memories of Jhelum, Gujarat and Mirpur.

WALK AND TREASURE TRAIL - 14 and 15 February
Join URES on a treasure trail through the River Brun and connect to the water scape of Burnley. Samosa and Chai will be provided.

3 DAY WORKSHOP - 16, 17 and 18 February
JAdam Wiliamson will be teaching traditional stone carving at Swinless Street Community Centre from 11am to 4pm teaching patterns that are inspired by visits to the River Brun and local conversations in community settings. Open to all ages. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Free Admission to all sessions and events.


Art & Crafts Shop
Black Cube POP UP Gallery3 Dec 2014 to 23 Jan 2015
51 King Willam St, Blackburn BB1 7HQ

We invite emerging or established artists and participants from across Blackburn and Lancashire to JOIN our NEW exciting pop up art project. We will be managing this space for approximately 7 weeks and aim to host artist residencies, creative workshops, films, exhibitions and performances of a cultural nature.

If you are interested in :
- an artist residency
- volunteering/work experience in the arts
- exhibiting art work
- selling art or handcraft
- delivering art workshops
...we would like to hear from you.

Register your interest now to avoid disappointment.

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January - April 2015
Voicebox Amazing poetry and music of spiritual expression from around the globe

The event is aims to highlight freedom of expression, to challenge prejudice and promote cultural understanding through talented vocals and classical music from the East.

We will be hosting a series of cultural poetry and music events in Preston between January and April inspired by artists from India, Pakistan, Africa and the Middle East.

'Mehfil and Mushaira' will begin with the first performance on Monday 26 January hosted by Vijay Rajput (vocals) and Saleel Thambe (tabla) at The Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston. 5:30pm Free Admission – Chai and samosas will be provided.

For more information email admin@loveetiquette.com or call 07870 100590

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Salaam for Schools Art Program
The HarbourNov 2014 - April 2015
Heasandford Primary School, Burnley

Workshops for Children and Families with various artists.


Museum of Lancashire, Preston
Sikh Fortress Turban29 Nov 2014 - 16 Feb 2015

To celebrate this touring British Museum exhibit in partnership with the museum, we will be hosting the legend King G Mall of Dhol Blasters, Rangoli arts workshop by Ranbir Kaur and photography essay by Jaskirit Bhoorat.

Sikhism is one of the youngest world religions, emerging in India some 500 years ago. Many Sikh men wrap cloth around their uncut hair, making a turban; this is an important symbol of their faith.

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