“An exploding horizon of Wings.
We cascade down sheering radiance, our faces burnt from the limitless sun, to receive a boy of ten in oversized Rambo T-shirt playing with other hazel-eyed children outside a white-walled house, and together dance with him to death.”
From ‘The Book of Naseeb’
This event features a specially curated performance from ‘The Book of Naseeb’. Musicians and reader, Michael McLellan and Khaled Hakim (electric violin and loops, frame-drums and voice) weave excerpts from a poetic text which imagines the life of a petty criminal as written by his Recording Angels. This work-in-progress which draws on both modernist and Quranic language forms the centre of our evening.
We have two more guest readings of spiritual writing-in-progress: Jane Silk’s open meditations draw on initial studies in Islamic and Sufi thought and then spiritual awakening in Isfahan; Michael McLellan has been distilling spiritual experience and practice into a writing seeking its own form.
As always we keep our floor open to contributions of original poetry or music from our audience.
Ending with a Sufi zikr- a traditional meditation of remembrance with chanting, movement, breathing, and music, which closes with prayers for humanity and the planet.
Saturday, 2nd April 2016
22 Betterton St, Covent Garden, London, WCH2 9BX
7pm to 9:45pm
Please note: the Sufi zikr at approximately 8.45pm is FREE and you are welcome to come only for the zikr.
£8 on the door (includes copy of opening chapter of ‘The Book of Naseeb’)