Indian Troops marching through Birmingham

Exhibition Islam In The Spotlight

21st January 2011

Watford Borough Council is hosting an exhibition of Islamic culture and history in the town this weekend for visitors from all backgrounds and faiths to learn about Islam in a relaxed environment.

The show has been devised and prepared by historian Jahan Mahmood, a Birmingham University lecturer who runs workshops tackling radicalism and aiding the construction of a British Muslim identity, and also has a particular interest in British Indian military history.

This groundbreaking touring exhibition is part of a Shared War Project, and presents nearly 100 pictures, celebrating the contribution of more than four million volunteers from undivided India during the two major conflicts of the last century. It’s co-presented by Exhibition Islam, an independent, non-profit making charitable organisation that specialises in promoting a greater understanding of Islam in both the domestic and international arena.

Exhibition Islam takes place on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 January, 10am - 6pm, at Watford Central Leisure Centre, Peace Prospect, Watford. Open to all; entry free.

Visitors are advised to allow a few hours to explore it fully. The Central café will be open for the duration, serving hot and cold food and drinks.

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