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Event: “Fairgrounds Of The Faithful: Moulids-The Sufi Festivals Of Egypt

Brunei Gallery, SOAS


Title “Fairgrounds Of The Faithful: Moulids-The Sufi Festivals Of Egypt
Type of event Exhibition
Dates 12 October 2017 - 16 December 2017
Special dates Tue - Sat 10.30 - 17.00, Late night Thurs. 10.30 - 20.00, Closed: Sunday, Monday & Bank Holidays
Time 10:30
Description From Morocco to Indonesia there are hundreds of thousands of Sufis. One of their most vibrant expressions can be found in the Egyptian Sufi/Dervish festivals called ‘Moulids’ which celebrate the birth of Islamic saints who founded a particular Sufi order. (‘Moulid’ means to give birth in Arabic).

Tim Coleman first started photographing these celebrations in 1990 when he went to the ‘Moulid’ of Sayed el Badawi, in Tanta, the largest ‘Moulid’ in the world. He later made the documentary film – ‘Beyond the Pyramids Lie Fairgrounds of the Faithful’ - one of the few full-length documentaries on the subject and is included in the exhibition.

Brunei Gallery/SOAS
University of London
Thornhaugh Street
Russell Square
Tel: 020 7898 4046 (recorded information) Nearest Underground: Russell Square.

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Name Brunei Gallery, SOAS
Address Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square
Telephone 020 7898 4915
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