Events

Qalam: The Art of Beautiful Writing

When: 2nd November 2013 – 26th January 2014
Where: Birmingham Museum

Qalam: The Art of Beautiful Writing

When: 2nd November 2013 – 26th January 2014
Where: Birmingham Museum

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery presents a fascinating exhibition exploring the art of Islamic calligraphy, including work by Soraya Syed not seen in public before. Enjoy the beauty and harmony of Islamic penmanship and learn how its aesthetic appeal crosses borders of time, space, language and culture.

Events accompanying the exhibition:

Afternoon Talk
Sat 9 Nov 2013, 2pm - 4.30pm, AV Room
Join us for an afternoon of talks on the history and practice of beautiful writing with historian Dr Alain George, curator Dr. Venetia Porter and calligrapher Soraya Syed.

Calligraphy workshop for families
Sat 18 Jan 2014, 2pm - 4pm, Activity Area. Age 7+
Soraya Syed, practitioner of the art of Islamic penmanship leads this session.

Calligraphy workshop for adults
Sat 18 Jan 2014, 11am - 1pm, The Learning Zone
With Soraya Syed.
£10.25. Please book in advance