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Date: September 25, 2021
Venue: Chrysalis Theatre
Address: Japonica Ln, Milton Keynes MK15 9JY
Time: 13:00
Ages: All Ages
Organized by: MKIAC
Accessibility: This venue is wheelchair accessible
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A day of entertainment for all whole community, packed with live music, food, spoken word, story-telling and film

Milton Keynes Islamic Arts and Culture (MKIAC) presents Mashallah MK, an event that symbolises the joy, appreciation and thankfulness we hold for the community’s support over the last year, and a celebration of MK’s rich cultural diversity. Building on MKIAC’s renowned ‘Art in the Park’ festival, this year we have a special programme; a day of entertainment for all the family, packed with live music, food, spoken word, story-telling and film at Chrysalis Theatre.

Everyone is welcome! Bring your family, friends and neighbours!

Please book your tickets in advance. Full ticket and programme details are below.

This event will adhere to the government’s most recent health and safety regulations for Covid.

EVENT & TICKET INFOS

1-4 pm: Family and children’s activities and entertainment (Afternoon Pass)

4-6 pm: Food: a culinary journey to Syria! (Dinner is included in the price of an evening pass. Please note, food is not included with the afternoon pass.)

6-10.30 pm: Live music concerts and performances (Evening Pass)

Please book your tickets in advance!

There are two categories of tickets available, an afternoon pass for the family events, and an evening pass for the evening performance. The food will be available from 4-6 pm, and will only be available with advance purchase of an evening pass.

LIVE MUSIC CONCERTS (EVENING PASS) (6-11pm)

Khan Brothers Qawwali Group
Led by Ustad Haji Ameer Khan, the renowned ensemble has been performing in the UK for over 30 years and with it, sharing the mesmerising heritage of Sufi Qawwali.

Damascus Stories
A storytelling and music performance based on a collection of stories from Syria adapted for the stage by Alia Alzougbi and Louai Alhenawi in a newly devised script and original music.

Saied Silbak Presents: Songs from Palestine
Renowned Palestinian composer and Oud player Saied Silbak pays homage to the landscape and trajectory of Palestine’s rich music history, from journeying through the region’s folklore classics, to the soundtracks of the 80s and 90s, as well as showcasing contemporary pieces and sounds.

Follow us on social media for more announcements on the performers, soon!

FAMILY AND CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES (DAY PASS) (1-4pm)

With films, storytelling and art activities, this session has been designed for families and with children and young adolescents. Events will take place in a separate area designed with bean bags, pillows and a comfortable setting.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Q: What are the COVID regulations for this event?

A: We will be following the latest government guidelines for concerts.

Q: Is there parking?

A: There is free parking at Camphill Community.

Q: Are children allowed?

A: Absolutely! The programme from 1 pm – 4 pm is specially curated for children. For the evening concert, children are welcome but you will need to purchase evening passes.

Q: Are drinks and snacks available?

A: Soft drinks, tea and coffee and crisps will be available to buy on the night. Dinner will only be available if you have bought an evening pass.

Q: Allergens and intolerances + is there vegetarian food?

All food will be individually labelled on the buffet with the allergen information but we cannot guarantee that dishes will not come into contact with common allergens.

Vegetarian options are available as part of the dinner offering.

Please do get in contact with us at mkiac@mkcollege.ac.uk if you have any concerns.

About Milton Keynes Islamic Arts and Culture:

Milton Keynes Islamic Arts and Culture is a national award-winning charity, established as a response to the 9/11 Attacks in 2002. We are delighted to be the Mayor of MK’s charity of the year, 2021-22. We enable our diverse communities to engage in creative activities, working alongside people of all faiths to promote integration. We work closely with MK College and local schools, to offer young people opportunities to share high quality, inclusive experiences through the arts, which are often inspired by traditional Islamic themes and cultural practices.