Millions of Muslims around the world begin fasting as the holy month of Ramadan starts. During this time, the spirit of community and togetherness is at the core of every Iftar, the opening of the fast, bringing blessings. In this spirit, Soul City Arts invited people from all communities whether they fast or not, to a special Soul City Arts Ramadan Iftar on Monday 3rd April 2023 in our creative warehouse space in Sparkbrook, Birmingham.

The evening will consisted of artistic performances, films and celebration of the work of Soul City Arts over the last 15 years as we become an Arts Council National Portfolio Organisation.

Dinner was provided by Chef Munayam Khan of Raja Monkey at sunset at the time of the opening of the fast.

There was also special viewing of the famous ancient Birmingham Qur’an reproduction which we was on display within an art installation of prayer mats that was featured during our recent ‘Waswasa’ theatrical production.

We are happy to inform you that we raised £1500.00 to support Islamic Relief’s Turkey and Syria Earthquake Appeal.

Hear what local and national radio had to say about Soul City Arts Ramadan Iftar event.

“Last night we gathered people of all background to sit & eat with strangers for an Iftar in an unconventional space. It was very special”.

– Mohammed Ali, Artistic Director, Soul City Arts