Opening Evening

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6:00 PM Opening Evening is FREE, however, registration is required

At One Hoe Street, Walthamstow, London E17 4SD

Opportunity for networking, canapes, tours of the exhibitions, meet the artists and participants of the newly curated New Faces New Place - Converts to Islam Exhibition. Spoken Word and Panel Discussion.


Join the Farah Sooban on a tour of the Islamic Pop Art Exhibition

See the EverydayMuslim Exhibition

Spoken Word with AbdulKarim Poetik, JameelaEl, and Chifa L

Join the conversations in Panel Discussion 1 about Art and Heritage Muslim inclusion v participation
With Ian Garrett, Tharik Hussain and Rana Ibrahim


Ian Garrett
Working from London in the United Kingdom, Ian Garrett is an artist and designer who splits his time between working as a full-time Design & Technology Technician in a high school with his passion for art. He specialises in high-quality digital art, Jewellery and sculpture that explore the harmony and similarities in both Western and Middle Eastern cultures.
Featured Artist at the Scottish Islamic Art Festival and on the "Orient in their Arts" Documentary. Instagram. @igarrettdesign

Tharik Hussain
Waltham Forest resident, Tharik Hussain is a travel writer, journalist and author specialising in Muslim travel and Islamic heritage, whose work has been published by the BBC, Al Jazeera and Arab News. Tharik has developed self-guided trails all over the world for leading travel publisher, Lonely Planet, and authored several of their forthcoming guidebooks, including Oman, UAE, and Arabian Peninsula, Southeast Asia, Thailand and Pocket Ko Samui. Tharik has also developed British Muslim heritage self-guided trails in and around the town of Woking in Surrey - home of Britain’s first Muslim cemetery and purpose-built mosque, the Shahjahan Mosque. 'World's Best Religious Program' - New York Festivals 2016 Radio Awards

Rana Ibrahim
Rana Ibrahim is working at History of Science Museum, the University of Oxford as a Collection Project Officer and part of a project team called Multaka Oxford the Museum + Heritage Fund award-winning 2019 the project aim is to help refugee and forced migrant communities to integrate with Museum collections primarily through Scientific Islamic objects.
Rana also has B.A. Archaeology (Baghdad University) and M.A. in Museum Studies (Newcastle University) and besides of ongoing paper researching the relationship between Islamic collection and its audience at the University of Birmingham as a postgraduate researcher.
Rana is a founder/ leader of Iraqi Women Art and War (IWAW) project as a freelance Education and Outreach officer, working with Iraqi women based in Oxfordshire to capture their war surviving oral stories through art.
Open Mic.
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  • Launch of NEW FACES NEW PLACES EXHIBITION - Meet the participants
  • Spoken Word
  • Panel Discussion
  • Open Mic
  • Exhibition Tour