Thursday, December 06, 2007

On the UK National Baha'i Festival: We're writing the future

Baha'i friends all over the world have gotten their pens out and are writing the future. -gw

Programme
Other attractions
Special Guests
The UK National Bahá'í Festival at the University of Warwick 2nd- 4th January, 2008

A National Bahá'í Festival to surpass all others in diversity of activities and programme, featuring:
· An international line-up of speakers and world-class musicians
· Specially commissioned drama and dance performances
· Full programmes for children, junior youth and youth
· Workshops, discussions and lectures
· The Festival of Film
· The 2nd Christopher Goharriz Jr Bahá'í Song-Writing Contest
· Conference of the Association of Bahá'í Studies, UK
· Persian-language programme
· Bookshop, crafts and Divine Notes music centre

The festival is open to all and is the perfect occasion to bring friends, family, neighbours and colleagues.
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Among the special guests. -gw

Suheil Bushrui
Professor Bushrui is a distinguished author, poet, critic and translator, well-known in the United States, the Middle East, India, Africa, and the Arab world. From 1992-2005, he was the first holder of the Bahá'í Chair for World Peace at the University of Maryland's Centre for International Development and Conflict Management. He is the founder and current director of the university's Kahlil Gibran Research and Studies Project. Professor Bushrui is well-known for his seminal studies on the works of Gibran and W.B.Yeats, and for his translations of Yeats's poetry into Arabic. He has taught at Oxford University and was the first Arab national to be appointed to the Chair of English at the American University of Beirut.

KC Porter
Grammy Award-winning producer and composer, KC Porter has written and produced chart-topping work with superstars including Carlos Santana, Ricky Martin, Bon Jovi, Janet Jackson, Chaka Khan, and Boyz II Men. He recently produced and wrote songs for Ozomatli's 2005 Grammy-winner Street Signs. Mr Porter is deeply involved in Oneness (www.oneness.org), the charity he co-founded in 1999 with a mission of promoting racial unity through the healing power of music and the arts. Since its launch, Santana, BB King, Macy Gray and Sarah McLachlan are among the artists who have contributed their time and talents
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http://www.nationalfestival.bahai.org.uk/guests.htm

1 comment:

Lady_Labyrinthine said...

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