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Saturday 25th November 2017

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Persian Calligraphy, Nasta'liq Script
25/09/2017 6:30pm - 27/11/2017 8:30pm
LMEI, SOAS
This ten-week course is suitable for all levels, from beginners to advanced. Although, previous knowledge of Persian language is not necessary for beginners, familiarity with the alphabet is an advantage. This is an exercise-based course on the writing techniques of the Nasta'liq script which is constantly engaged with Persian language and literature. You will also learn about the theory and history of Islamic calligraphy. The course will start with a general introduction to most Islamic calligraphy styles and traditional tools and materials.
The Nomads Tent - Christmas Bazaar 2017
24/11/2017 10:00am - 24/12/2017 4:00pm
The Nomads Tent
Maya Youssef presents music from Syria
25/11/2017 12:00pm - 26/11/2017 1:45pm
The British Museum
Saturday 25 November 2017, 13.00–13.45 & 15.00–15.45 Sunday 26 November 2017, 13.00–13.45 & 15.00–15.45 Room 34 Free, just drop in, limited seating Organised with the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden and made possible by the Federal Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany.
Heavenly horses, shimmering silks and pampered princesses: Silk Road commodities
25/11/2017 1:15pm
The British Museum
A gallery talk by Diana Driscoll, independent speaker. Gallery talks last 45 minutes. They are given by Museum staff or guest speakers and are suitable for all levels of knowledge.
The Worlds of Mandaean Priests Documenting an Endangered Religion
19/10/2017 9:00am - 22/12/2017 3:00pm
Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter
Mandaeans, sometimes called Sabians, practise an ancient and endangered religion. Conflict in the Middle East has forced them out of their homelands in Iraq and Iran in ever greater numbers. Although Mandaeans depend on their priests for preserving religious knowledge and performing complex rituals, fewer than 50 priests now remain worldwide. We have interviewed priests, recorded the key rituals and shot documentary films in the largest communities of Australia and Sweden.
Memory Metamorphosis
25/10/2017 9:00am - 30/11/2017 11:30am
NYU-London and the Centre for Palestine Studies, SOAS
When a people's history, culture and existence are being altered or erased, holding onto memories and passing them down can be an act of resistance. This exhibition explores and preserves Palestinian diasporic memory through art.