An Evening Of Sufi Stories
With Chirine El Ansary
Friday 4th December, 7:30pm
10-16 Boyd St
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
Who knows that a woman, an 8th century poet, is at the source of sufism? Who remembers the 9th century muslim mystic who was executed for declaring that God was within each and every being? Who is Shams El Tabrizi, what is the essence of his relationship to Mawlana Jalal Al Din Rumi? How did the dervishes started whirling? and why? Why was the mule so fond of the camel? Why did the parrot lose his feathers? Was the lovely handmaiden truly in love with the goldsmiths?
An unexpected journey to the other side of the mirror, straight to ignored worlds of muslim cultures : poetry, humour, sensual love, subversion, rebellion, wit, philosophy. Ancient yet truly groundbreaking multifaceted stories to be discovered and rediscovered.
‘Captivating, enchanting, a joy to witness’ Everything Theatre
‘like all good storytellers, she lives between reality and the world of the story’ Cairo Times
‘…the storyteller of our hearts…’ Our Word Magazine, Cairo
£8 / £5 Concessions