Letters! Calligraphy Workshop with Abdullah Al-Anezi

As part of ‘Celebrating Syria' Festival 2018, on 13 October, Syrian calligraphist Abdullah Al-Anezi led a workshop on the art of Arabic calligraphy in Longsight Library, Manchester. Participants explored the beauty of Arabic writing and had a go at writing their own name with ink and a real Qalam (reed pen). Abdullah’s workshop at last year’s Celebrating Syria Festival was very positively received by Arabic and non-Arabic participants alike, and was over-subscribed (pun intended!).

Abdullah Al-Anezi

A self-taught artist, Abdullah has been practicing Arabic calligraphy since 2012. He has presented many calligraphy workshops & courses & demonstrated live calligraphy for visitors at events both in Manchester, where he is based, & across the UK. Abdullah is a member of the Society of Scribes & Illuminators & also of the North West Calligraphers Association.

Rethink Rebuild Society (RR) is a Manchester-based charity that works towards improving the lives of refugees, asylum seekers, and immigrants in the UK, in particular but not exclusively Syrians, helping them become positively established within British society.

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