Events/Information

The Academy aims to provide and circulate information about a selection of events taking place in the UK, including seminars, conferences, social, cultural and educational events, as well as courses and training provided by other organisations for the benefit of the individuals in the community. We also provide information and links to available services.

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Storytelling with Richard Neville

Free Event @ Acton Library - suitable for children age 6 years plus

Saturday 14th March 2020 @ 1.30pm-3.30pm

World Health Day Talk - Dr Aysha Raza

Free Event @ Greenford Library

Tuesday 7th April 2020 @ 3:00pm

The Orphanage + Introduction by curator Elhum Shakerifar

A young boy in 1980s Afghanistan is sent to a Soviet orphanage and finds himself in a complex social hierarchy with the other boys in Shahrbanoo Sadat’s tender drama. When young Qodrat is caught selling black market cinema tickets on the streets of Kabul, he is sent to a Soviet orphanage where he enters a male social hierarchy, with an as yet unchallenged bully at the top of the pack. As the politics of Afghanistan change immeasurably around them, we see how the last days of the conflict affect the lives of the boys and their home. While there are tensions within the boys’ relationships, Sadat expertly portrays the solidarity and camaraderie of the orphaned kids. Film fanatic Qodrat’s frequent daydreams, where he imagines himself in a series of elaborate Bollywood numbers, are a highlight of a moving and inventive coming-of-age tale.

Tuesday 10th March 2020, 18:30, Barbican Cinema 3

International Interfaith Conference Commemorating 550th Birth Anniversary of Shri Guru Nanak Sahib Ji

organised by Khalsa Diwan Afghanistan, UK

Saturday 22nd February 2020 from 2:30pm-5:30pm

The Forbidden Reel

Under threat of execution by the Taliban, who were destroying countless aspects of Afghanistan’s culture, Afghan Film workers hid hundreds of film reels behind a secret wall. The rescued archive, which still lies in a vulnerable state in their office in Kabul, reveals an incredibly rich cinematic history.

Friday 21st February 2020 @ The Bertha DocHouse

Midnight Traveller – Official UK Trailer

In 2015, after Hassan Fazili’s documentary Peace aired on Afghan national television, the Taliban assassinated the film’s main subject and put a price on Hassan’s head. Hassan looked at his wife and his daughters, and he knew they had to flee their home. Over the course of their multi-year saga in search of safety, the family grasped onto the only means they had to assert control over their situation: their camera-phones. Midnight Traveller is a gripping vérité story made by a family on the run. Their unique access and artistic vision provide an intimate portrait of a loving family and the myriad fellow travellers they meet on their odyssey.

In Cinemas & On Demand - 17th January 2020

A day in the life at Cambridge University: Humaira Rahbin #GoingToCambridge

Khayri Events presents Golden Night

Afghan Music Concert in London

Wednesday 25th December 2019

Afghan Professionals Network

Meet and learn from Afghan Industry Experts to gain impactful insights on preparing yourself for Career Success.

Wednesday 4th December 2019 @ 6:00pm-9:00pm

Afghan Boxer Kaisy Khademi Vs Pedro Matos

Edge of Glory

Saturday 14th December 2019 @ 4:00pm

An evening with Margaret Busby, Angela Barry, Jane Grell, & Zita Holbourne

Ealing Central Library

Tuesday 12 November @ 6.00pm

Zakhem | Wounds: When War Comes Home

A Photographic Exhibition by Giulio Piscitelli

5th - 10th November 2019

Free specialist legal advice and support if you qualify

Ealing Law Centre

Legal Advice and Support

Free Support for EU Settlement to stay in the UK after Brexit

All Afghan families with EU passports, permanent residence cards or family members of EU citizens must register for EU Settlement to stay in the UK after Brexit.

Support available until 31st March 2020

Dementia Awareness - Free Event

Expert talk about dementia by Consultant Psychiatrist Dr. Sujoy Mukherjee

22nd May 2019

Calling all Afghan performers to welcome the Afghan Cricket Team in England

Afghanistan is playing this year in 9 matches over 6 cricket grounds in Bristol, Cardiff, Taunton, Manchester, Southampton and Leeds. For further information and how you can be part of this unique opportunity, please contact us or click on the link to contact Red Sky At Night directly.

30th May - 14th July 2019

A Collaboration with Asia House - Free for Students!

Explore with Professor Hamid Naweed the story of the oldest commercial gemstone; its meaning for our ancestors, and how it made its way to the most prestigious buildings in the world, from mosques in Herat to the Sistine Chapel, the Blue Mosque in Mazar, the Ishtar gate, the walls of Babylon and the temple of Karnak—mankind’s shrines of power. A discussion and audience Q&A will follow the lecture, moderated by award-winning jewellery designer Sima Vaziry.

22nd January 2019

Join the Afghanaid London Marathon Team!

28th April 2019

Annual Celebration of Afghan Arts, Culture and Storytelling 2018

24th March 2018

Shaping Identities through the Arts 2017

2nd December 2017

Afghan New Year 2016 - Storytelling Event

26th March 2016

Annual Celebration of Afghan Arts, Culture and Storytelling 2017

1st April 2017

The Story So Far - An Art Project

31st January 2015

Reviewer meets Reviewed - 21st January 2016

Discussion between Prof John Baily, author of ‘War, Exile and the Music of Afghanistan: the Ethnographer’s Tale’, and Dr Nichola Khan, who reviewed the book for the Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute.

21st January 2016

Dementia Awareness Talk

24th May 2016

Afghan New Year 2015 - Storytelling Event

28th March 2015

Free Bikes for Refugees