'30 Faces of Islam for the 30 Days'

Our Founder and Executive Director, Qaisra Shahraz sharing her message and best wishes for the month of Ramadan as part of a special Foundation For Ethnic Understanding initiative '30 Faces of Islam, for 30 Days' with other renowned Muslim leaders from around the world.

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British Muslim Awards

Leading Light of the Year

Leading Light of the Year

Leading Light of the Year

The British Muslim Awards

Making a Difference Award

Making a Difference Award

Leading Light of the Year

Leading Light of the Year

In recognition of contribution to social responsibility at The University of Manchester


High Sheriff Award

Leading Light of the Year

High Sheriff Award

In recognition of the amazing work in celebrating arts and connecting communities in Greater Manchester

Tez Ilyas and MACFEST volunteers holding Spread Honey Not Hate Banner at MACFEST 2020

We are delighted to have successfully hosted over 50 MACFEST events in 18 days across the city of Manchester in our second year and are busy planning for Bolton and Oldham MACFEST...

Sir Warren Smith KCVO KStJ JP - Appointed Lord-Lieutenant of Greater Manchester in June 2007

Sir Warren Smith KCVO KStJ JP Lord-Lieutenant of Greater Manchester welcomed MACFEST 2020!

Al Firdaus Ensemble playing music on stage at MACFEST2020

We were thrilled to bring both a local and international line-up of musicians, speakers, performers and artists from countries including Morocco, Spain, Iran, Turkey and more!

Two MACFEST volunteers stood behind and Egyptian Heritage cultural table at MACFEST 2020 festival

MACFEST is all about bringing different cultures together! Our community creates cultural hubs so to introduce other to their culture!


MACFEST worked closely with local schools and several colleges, to explore Muslim arts and culture projects.

Women from around the world waving MACFEST flags on stage at MACFEST 2020

There is something for everyone at MACFEST with debates, panels, book launches, art & photography exhibitions, Nasheeds and workshops.

Opening ceremony, MACFEST cake.

We always provide food, because when hasn't food been the best way to bring people together?! Join our community and follow our MACFEST journey!

Our Mission

We aim to bring Muslim and non- Muslim communities together, promote social inclusion and overcome barriers.

Muslim Arts and Culture Festival will celebrate the diversity and richness of Muslim heritage. It will engage people of all ages and denominations, including school, college and university students and local communities.

Qaisra Shahraz FRSA
Founder, Director & Curator of MACFEST