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Kala Sangam: Breathing Calligraphy

Start date: 3 Sep 2016

End date: 3 Sep 2016

Time: 5pm-6pm workshop, 6:30pm-8:30pm Launch of Exhibition

Price: Free

Venue: Kala Sangam Arts House St Peter's House, Bradford BD1 4TY

Venue address: Kala Sangam Arts House St Peter's House, Bradford BD1 4TY

Website: kalasangam.org

Box office: 01274 303340/ info@kalasangam.org

Razwan Ul-Haq attempts to capture the spiritual significance of the Islamic calligraphic aesthetic. He is also a writer and his two art novels, Black Taj Mahal and Sultan Vs. Dracula border on a magical realism that Razwan terms “Islamic Science-Fiction.” The Indian Muslim Observer noted that Sultan Vs. Dracula could be “…one of the more challenging pieces of literature to come out of 2012 Britain.”

As an ex-teacher, Razwan is passionate about engaging the young people and has been running his Islamic Art for schools roadshow for over five years, writing for teacher magazines and regularly contributing to Education Conferences. After travelling to the Middle East, Razwan has gone on to pioneer a calligraphic form that draws from the minimalist tradition in Islamic Art. His art also draws from contemporary artists and near Eastern calligraphy. He is currently working on a series of paintings and writings for his “Islamopolis” project.

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