Festival of Ideas: Don't Panic, I'm Islamic

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Waterstones Bristol Galleries, use Union Street entrance

11A Union Galleries

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Don’t Panic, I’m Islamic
Mon 26 February 2018, 19:00-20:00
Waterstones (Union Street entrance)
£8 / £6 / £4.50

£4.50 PARTNER RATE is for staff, students or members at the following organisation: Arts Council England, Bristol City Council, Business West, University of Bristol and UWE.

How can you tell if your neighbour is speaking Muslim? Is a mosque a kind of hedgehog? Can I get fries with that burka? You can’t trust the media any longer, but there’s no need to fret: this comedy extravaganza will attempt to answer all your questions.

Join critically acclaimed, prize-winning comedians Omar Hamdi, Esther Manito and Amrou Al-Kadhi for some stand-up comedy and a chance to ask questions of your own. The event will take a lively look at what the arts and comedy can do to combat stereotypes and regressive identity politics.

It will feature outtakes from Don’t Panic I’m Islamic: Words and Pictures on How to Stop Worrying and Learn to Love the Alien Next Door. The book is published by Saqi Books (in partnership with Arts Council England and the Arab British Centre) and is a response to President Trump’s ‘Muslim ban'

UPDATE: Due to a change in travel plans Amrou Al-Kadhi will be replaced by Hassan Adulrazzak. The journalist, broadcast and film maker Bidisha (who also contributed to the book) will chair the evening.

Biographies:
Omar Hamdi is a Welsh-Egyptian TV presenter, comedian and writer. He has performed at festivals and events around the world and won a BAFTA among other awards.

Esther Manito is an up and coming Lebanese-British comedian. She has been listed as ‘One to watch’ 2016 by Funny Women and has performed stand-up at Edinburgh Fringe.

Amrou Al-Kadhi is a British-Iraqi writer, performer, filmmaker and drag queen. He performs with musical comedy drag troupe Denim, and is currently working on a comedy TV series and a feature film which are in development with Channel 4 and the BBC.

Please note that you will be asked of proof for your eligibility of a concession ticket. Concessions apply to Full Time Students, Job Seekers Allowance, Incapacity Benefit claimants, over 60s and disabled people. The Partner Rate applies to those working at the following organisations: Arts Council, Bristol City Council, Businesswest, University of Bristol and UWE. Please note that no refunds/exchanges are possible for tickets already purchased at the higher price.

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Please note we only refund tickets if the event is cancelled. Events start punctually and, out of consideration to other audience members and speakers, our policy is not to admit or issue refunds to latecomers.

Audience data will be shared with Waterstones. You may receive details of other events run by them.

The Festival of Ideas endeavours to hold its events in venues that are accessible to all, but if you have specific access concerns it is advisable to contact the venue direct. There is no loop system at Waterstones. There are toilet facilities in store.

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Waterstones Bristol Galleries, use Union Street entrance

11A Union Galleries

Broadmead

Bristol

BS1 3XD

United Kingdom

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Refund Policy

Contact the organiser to request a refund.

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