MACFEST 2024: Eid Celebration and Multilingual Mushaira and Poetry

  • DATE

    21 April 2024

  • TIME

    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

  • AGES

    All ages welcome



Join us for an entertaining multilingual poetry and Mushaira feast, as we celebrate the written and spoken word with Muslim poets from around the UK and abroad!

We present to you an enchanting poetry recital in different languages. They include:

  • Ibraheem Iqbal Poet from Birmingham.
  • Leyla Colpan, Turkish poet.
  • In Farsi with: Shahireh Sharif and Syed Rizvi Hasan from USA.
  • We will also be joined by some poets from Circle of Literary Friends for a Mushaira in South Asian languages.

Hosted by: Rubina Khan, Poet and BBC Radio Presenter and Becky Swain, Director of Poetry Library, Manchester Metropolitan University.

Chief Guest: Prof Jess Edwards, Head of the Department of English Manchester Metropolitan University