12 Dec 2018

Congratulations to Qaisra Shahraz, Arcadia author of The Holy Woman, Revolt, and Typhoon, who hosted the UK's first ever Muslim Arts & Culture Festival earlier this year.

MACFEST was a resounding success, with nearly 3,000 attendees over its 9 days. The festival was celebrating the diversity and richness of Muslim culture and heritage in the UK, with 50 organised events involving local school, colleges and community centres.

Qaisra Shahraz said:

"Through this unique festival, we managed to break down barriers, celebrate arts and bring both Muslim and non-Muslim communities together under one roof. We are incredibly proud of what the festival has achieved in the city of Manchester and hope to continue the work we are doing."

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