02 Saturday

Opening Ceremony : Food, Poetry, Art, Music, Culture, & Turkish Folk Dance

Sat, March 2, 2024 (11:30 am - 1:00 pm)
Whitworth Art Gallery
Whitworth Art Gallery, Oxford Road, Manchester, UK


Join for our MACFEST 2024 Opening Ceremony with a celebration of Art, Culture and Performance at Whitworth Art Gallery.

About this event

Join in celebrating the opening of MACFEST 2024 and the launch of a new initiative, MACFEST Arts Awards!

There is something for everyone:

• Welcome speeches; greetings from partners and Muslim women in

different languages.

• Poetry by the Lydia Merrill, Aysha Yilmaz and Amir Arshad.

• Singing by: Gnawa Moroccan Music Maestro Zakaryae

• Performance by: Turkish Folk Dance group.

• Performance by: Nile Arabic School.

• Nasheed by: Whalley Range 11-18 High School.

• Tilavat by: Daniya Nourein, Manchester Sudanese School.

• Art exhibitions and cake cutting.

Hosted by: Sandra Wong, Solicitor.

Welcome address by: Qaisra Shahraz MBE and Ed Watts, Head of

Learning and Engagement, the Whitworth Art Gallery.

Chief Guest: Mrs D Hawkins JP LLB, His Majesty’s Lord- Lieutenant of

Greater Manchester

Chief Guest: Councillor Yasmin Dar, The Lord Mayor of Manchester

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Saturday, March 2, 2024

11:30 am - 1:00 pm  

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