Urdu Calligraphy of the Subcontinent

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The Peace Museum

10 Piece Hall Yard

Bradford

BD1 1PJ

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The Nastaliq Script is one of the major six Arabic scripts. The flowing harmonies of the script are instantly recognisable and it’s use surpassed the Arabic language, becoming the favoured calligraphic form for Farsi and Urdu. In this fascinating afternoon, hear about the script’s history and have an introductory session at using traditional pens to write Urdu in the Nastaliq script. To register, please email samayya.afzal@peacemuseum.org.uk.

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Razwan Ul-Haq’s interest in calligraphy was sparked through his Uncle, the Katib Fazal-Azeem. He was initially taught by his father and after travelling the Middle East, he has gone on to draw from the minimalist tradition in Islamic Art. He is also a writer; two Art novels are in print, Black Taj Mahal and Sultan Vs. Dracula. According to Hollywood Actor Sean Stone, (son of multi-Oscar winning Director Oliver Stone), “Sultan Vs Dracula is an important reimagination of the encounter between Islam and the West around the fall of the Byzantine Empire.” His work has appeared on Channel 4, ITV and the BBC. Razwan has been widely exhibited in galleries and museums. Website: www.ulhaq.com

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10 Piece Hall Yard

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BD1 1PJ

United Kingdom

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