another event taking place in july for three days inshalah...proper family day out...
IslamExpo is a unique celebration of the dynamism, diversity and depth of Islamic culture, history, civilization and faith. This is the first event of its kind ever to take place in Britain. The event is expected to attract in excess of 40,000 attendees from across UK society. It will attract significant media coverage, through both Muslim and mainstream channels.
July 6-9 2006
IslamExpo aims to:
Introduce the British public, Muslim and non-Muslim, to Islam as a global culture and faith that spans continents, races and languages.
Shed light over the Islamic civilization’s great achievements in the various fields of knowledge; from science to technology and from art to literature.
Combat the myths, misconceptions, and misunderstandings of Islam.
Create stronger foundations for Muslims to understand their heritage and develop their identity as major pioneers of human civilisation, and an integral part of British society.
Encourage positive interaction between Muslims and the different races and cultures of British society, working towards a more open, tolerant and pluralistic Britain.
Promote multi-culturalism as an enrichment of British identity.
The Knowledge Zone: An interactive journey through Islamic culture, history, and civilization, encompassing art, botany, science, poetry, music and philosophy.
A trade show of major corporate business, and a public show of Muslim products for sale from around the Islamic world.
An international financial conference to encourage economic co-operation between Britain and the Islamic world attended by leading companies, businesses, and entrepreneurs from around the globe.
Conference on Islamic affairs and international politics; providing a forum for the discussion of the issues and challenges facing the Muslim world today.
A film festival. Screening some of the best films produced on Islamic culture, history and society from around the world.
Music from the Muslim world, ranging from the traditional to the modern, and performed by prominent artists and entertainers.
The Family Fun Zone: An exciting and diverse programme of games, amusing activities and live entertainment shows for families and children.
For more information see: www.islamexpo.com