• Layla & Majnun at Bradford Literature Festival

  • Sat, 29-06-2019 at 19:00
  • Bradford Literature Festival
    University of Bradford
    BD7 1DP City of Bradford
Layla & Majnun at Bradford Literature Festival - Bradford Literature Festival - Bradford

The epic love story of Layla & Majnun dubbed the 'Romeo & Juliet' of the East, has been adapted by different cultures, languages and artistic formats worldwide and will be celebrated at Bradford Literature Festival in film, theatre and musically in our trio of events. EVENTS | SATURDAY 29TH JUNE, FRIDAY 5TH JULY & SATURDAY 6TH JULY | £7 per event, concession tickets are availableCrazy in Love: Layla & Majnun Saturday 29th June 2019 | 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm| Theatre in the Mill Join us as Jumana Moon adapts this tale by fusing music, dance, and storytelling into a multi-arts performance, breathing new life into a centuries-old narrative with singer Julia A Katarina. This two-hour performance will include a short intermission.https://www.bradfordlitfest.co.uk/event/crazy-love-layla-majnun/Chronicles of Majnun Layla | Friday 5th July 2019 | 7:30pm - 10pm | Theatre in the MillA classic love story re-told by Amer Hlehel in a contemporary bilingual rendering with live music. The actor and writer of five-star Taha (Shubbak 2017, Young Vic) transforms poet Qassim Haddad’s powerful rendering of the classic tale of Majnun Layla into a live experience.The story is reinterpreted with an original soundscore and accompaniment from Rihab Azar and Kareem Samara on electronic and acoustic oud. Staying true to the sequence and emotional life of the poems, Hlehel moves between Arabic and English using Ferial Ghazoul and John Verlenden’s much-lauded translation. Shubbak co-commission, presented in partnership with the Bagri Foundation with additional support from Amal.https://www.bradfordlitfest.co.uk/event/chronicles-majnun-layla/Crossing Continents: The Journey of Layla and Majnun | Saturday, 6th July 2019 | 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm | The Light Cinema In this panel dedicated to this landmark work of literature, join visiting Shubbak Festival artist Amer Hlehel, who has re-told Qassim Haddad’s rendering of the tale, and Soraya Syed, who has recently created a short film on the subject, to discuss the history and legacy of the poem, looking at its influence on other works of art and its relationship to Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.https://www.bradfordlitfest.co.uk/event/crossing-continents-journey-layla-majnun/Concession tickets:FREE via the website - Anyone on benefits or living in social housing, refugees, asylum seekers, those living on a state pension.FREE via the box office only - Anyone caring for a disabled audience member (call 01274 238525, 9am-5pm, Mon- Friday)DISCOUNTED via the website - students, senior citizens, the disabled.