Book launch and Mushaira

Over 160 Urdu poetry enthusiasts gathered at the prestigious Civic Centre, Wembley to join Aqueel Danish and friends to launch his book: Pairaya – e – izhaar”  a collection of poems on Friday 17th October 2014. An excellent evening was had by all, starting with delicious refreshments in Wembley Library where attendees and guests were given the opportunity to join Brent Libraries and also borrow loan copies of the book.

Gulshan Iqbal, Chair of ALAG opened the event with a welcome and introduction to  Aqueel Danish’s enormous contribution to the field of Urdu literature.

 

ALAG members enjoy an evening of poetry

ALAG members enjoy an evening of poetry

Aqueel Danish and friends recite poetry from his book

Aqueel Danish and friends recite poetry from his book

ALAG members would like to thank Mrs Tasneem Danish for her contribution to the success of the evening and for the extensive support received from Brent Libraries’ staff, Development Managers Sarah Smith  throughout the planning process and Stephanie Wilson on the event evening itself as well as members of the Events Team.

Copies of the book were sold out and many attendees gave positive verbal feedback, asking for more events in Urdu and acknowledging the support from Brent Libraries.

Members of the press were also in attendance to record the event and take it to the wider community

 

 

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