Ismaili Centres Archive
Dubai, 22 December 2016 — In collaboration with the Ismaili Centre Dubai, the Embassy and Consulate General of the Republic of Tajikistan to the United Arab Emirates celebrated the diversity of Tajik art and culture.
To mark International Education Week, the Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe hosted an education fair in November that was attended by dignitaries from the Ministry of Education and Science, as well as the United States Ambassador to Tajikistan.
The Aga Khan Music Initiative and the Ismaili Centre, London presented New Music from the Ends of the Silk Route on Saturday, 3 December.
Dushanbe, 1 December 2016 — The Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe hosted a screening of the award-winning film Mushkilkusho by acclaimed Tajik film maker Umedsho Mirzoshirinov. The film is unique for its use of Pamiri languages, which are listed as endangered by UNESCO.
The camera is well known for its power to capture, but over the course of a seven day workshop, a group of students in Lisbon learned firsthand of its power to transform.
Gianluca Parolin from the Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations at the Aga Khan University spoke at the Ismaili Centre, Toronto on Thursday, 24 November 2016.
Dubai, 20 November 2016 — A book launch was held for Into that Heaven of Freedom, written by Dr Mohamed Keshavjee, a renowned South African-born scholar and winner of the prestigious Gandhi King Ikeda Award for Peace.
Shamsh Kassim-Lakha, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the University of Central Asia and Diplomatic Representative of the AKDN in the Kyrgyz Republic will speak at the Ismaili Centre, Toronto on 22 November 2016. The event is due to begin at 7:00 PM EST (Toronto time) and will be webcast at TheIsmaili.org/live.
Dubai, 17 November 2016 — Her Excellency Merete Juhl, Ambassador of Denmark to the United Arab Emirates visited the Ismaili Centre, Dubai.
Burnaby, 17 November 2016 — Dr Ross Burns, a career diplomat who served with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs, lent his unique and authoritative perspective on the study of the Syrian city of Aleppo and its architecture.
Dubai, 16 November 2016 — His Excellency Masud Husain, Canadian Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates and His Excellency Emmanuel Kamarianakis, Consul General of Canada to Dubai and Northern Emirates visited the Ismaili Centre, Dubai.
Unfortunately, this webcast event has been cancelled. TheIsmaili.org regrets any inconvenience caused, and appreciates your interest in the event.
Dubai, 15 November 2016 — His Excellency Can Dizdar, Turkish Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, and His Excellency Erdem Ozan, Consul General of Turkey to Dubai visited the Ismaili Centre, Dubai.
On the evening of Saturday, 5 November, Mawlana Hazar Imam hosted a dinner and concert at the Ismaili Centre, Dubai for the international attendees of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture. The feature of the evening was a rare musical encounter between the talented and innovative artists from Afghanistan, China, Italy, and Syria.
Osvaldo Golijov’s Ayre, brilliantly performed by Miriam Khalil and an ensemble of 11 musicians, currently being presented at Toronto’s Ismaili Centre by Against the Grain Theatre, is a perfect and tremendously satisfying example of just that cultural transcendence, the antidote to the sad burden of reality that drums at us from our TVs, smartphones and newspapers every hour.
Professor Patrick Pietroni, director of the Darwin International Institute for the Study of Compassion and his colleague John Ballatt discuss The role of compassion in improving physical and mental health at the Ismaili Centre, London on 7 July 2016.
Burnaby, 6 October 2016 — The Ismaili Centre, Burnaby partnered with MaRS Discovery District, Canada’s largest entrepreneurial and innovations hub, for the national launch of the MaRS Financial Technology Canada series. The event attracted over 140 entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, innovators and policy leaders from Vancouver and across Canada.
Over the next several days, ordinary Londoners can step out of their busy work days and slip into the serenity of the Ismaili Centre, to be whisked away by the sounds of MUSIC@ONE — inspired by the Silk Road.
Long after the Closing Ceremony of the 2016 Jubilee Games, its rhythms and melodies resonate. Samira Noorali spoke with the musicians to get behind-the-scenes feel for how that musical magic was created.
Dancers perform a piece inspired by the colours, patterns and diversity of a kaleidoscope at the Closing Ceremony of the 2016 Jubilee Games, in Dubai.