Mushaira today (Saturday 19 September) at Preston, UK.

Preston Gujarat Muslim Welfare Society

MUSHAIRA

Saturday 19 September 2015

Unity Community Centre, Shepherd Street, Preston, PR1 3XP

Directions: From London Road, turn on to Queen Street, go straight at the roundabout on to Avenham Lane, then take the second right turn on to Syke Hill, which leads to Shepherd Street.

Parking: Pukar Disability Resource Centre, 3-5 Oakham Court, Preston, PR1 3XP

First Session:

5:00 – Welcome & Registration.
5:15 – The Mayor of Preston City, Cllr. Margaret McManus, arrives.
5:16 – Light Refreshments served.
5:30 – Welcome to the Right Worshipful Mayor of Preston City, Cllr. Margaret McManus, to Chair the Session. Distinguished guests invited to the stage by the host Chair, Mahmud Amirat.
5:40 – Prayer.
5:45 – Mayor invites Imtiaz Patel to speak on ‘Community Cohesion’.
5:55 – Mayor invites poet and journalist, Siraj Patel, to speak on ‘Gujarati-English and Gujarati-Urdu Poetry is a source of inspiration to all people of the world’.
6:05 – Mayor invites Yashmin Shakir to recite poetry.
6:07 – Mayor invites Rukaiya Sidat to recite poetry.
6:09 – Mayor invites Alice Thornhill.
6:10 – Mrs Z M Amirat presents a bouquet of flowers to the Mayor.
6:15 – Mayor’s comments, thanks and closes the session.

Second Session (Gujarati and Urdu poetry):

6:20 – Host Chair, Mahmud Amirat, and Secretary, Ibrahim Member, comments and invitations to the stage.
6:30 – Master of Ceremony, Adam Tankarvi, poets and distinguished guests invited to the stage by the Chair of the Session, Mohammed Munshi.

Invited poets:

From Preston City: Kadam Tankarvi, Balvant Shurma, Yusuf Bana.
From Bolton: Adam Tankarvi, Mahek Tankarvi, Siraj Patel, Sufi Manubari, Pathik Sitponvi, Haroon Patel, Aziz Zumla, Sadiq Ughradar.
From Batley: Ismail Daji, Shabbir Kazi, Sevak Alipuri.
From Blackburn: Babar Bambusari, Premi Dayadervi, Imtiaz Patel.

8:00 – Dinner and Close.

GMWS offer thanks to:

Lancashire County Council, Preston and Western Lancashire Racial Equality Council and donors for help to sponsor this event via Councillors: Frank De Molfetta and Yousuf Motala.

Mahmud Yusuf Amirat

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