INCLUSIVE NOT EXCLUSIVE
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 with Gulnaz Fatima Mahboob
The final installation of Mehfil & Mushaira sees two giants of string instruments perform as part of a regional Eid program.
Experience a celebration of the Islamic Festival of Eid al-Fitr through Art, Film and Music.
Songs of praise, LIVE classical music
ARABIC CALLIGRAPHY COURSE
Sat 27th June
Learn how to write selected verses and prayers from the Qur'an in the style of Naskh calligraphy.
£15 per workshop/£35 full course
For more information or to register:
TUES 16 JUNE 2015
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.
MUSLIM MUSIC MATTERS
27th 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
28th Feb, 7th March, 14th March,
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
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.
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23 February 2015
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
Blackburn St Johns Church (THE BUREAU)
Drop in style workshops to explore traditional and contemporary Geometric Design, Calligraphy and Turkish Patterns with artists SABA RIFAT, MARYAM GOLUBEVA and NADEEM BAGHDADI.
FILMS - THE ART OF THE PEN and ART OF INTEGRATION.
Free Admission. A perfect family event in the half-term holidays. Book now to find out more
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
3 DAY WORKSHOP - 16, 17 and 18 February
Free Admission to all sessions and events.
Art & Crafts Shop
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 :
Register your interest now to avoid disappointment.
January - April 2015
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07870 100590
Salaam for Schools Art Program
Workshops for Children and Families with various artists.
Museum of Lancashire, Preston
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.
PAST EVENTS 2015
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