Kitaab’s founder-editor and filmmaker Zafar Anjum has been invited to be a part of a global panel on Creativity and life during the Pandemic in the UK’s MACFEST 2021, an annual Muslim Arts and Culture Festival held in various cities internationally.
He joins this exciting panel with an artist, two writers, an academic and an actress, all from six countries.
MACFEST was founded by prize-winning novelist and scriptwriter Qaisra Shahraz. Each year, the festival hosts over 50 events connecting communities for all around the world! The festival has been recognised by the British Muslim Awards, The University of Manchester, The Guardian, Asian Leader, Manchester Evening News and many more!
The schedule of this online event titled, Creativity and life during the Pandemic, is as follows:
Sun, 28 March 2021
21:00 – 23:00 +08 (9pm Singapore time)
According to the festival website, the panelists will share what life has been like during the pandemic in their countries: Australia, Pakistan, Singapore, Turkey, Uzbekistan and the USA. They will discuss how it has affected their creative lives and work modes: the joys – and the challenges.
The panel consists of the following participants:
Zehra Aygul, Children’s author, of Ottoman history, Turkey
Zafar Anjum, writer, publisher and filmmaker, Singapore
Lubna Zahid, Fine Artist, Educator, Washington DC, USA
Bushra Ansari- Actress, singer and playwright, Pakistan
Asror Alayarov, writer and publisher Uzbekistan
Moderated by Dr Adele Jones, International development cooperation – academic
Arnold Bergstraesser Institute at Freiburg University, Germany.
Chief guest: Dr. Eamonn O’Neal DL, High Sheriff of Greater Manchester