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Flying Carpets is an exciting family-friendly performance created and performed by refugee creatives at Manchester Museum.

Flying Carpets


Craft workshops: 11am – 4pm

Performances: 11.30am / 1pm / 3pm

Manchester Museum

Suitable for all ages

Flying Carpets will lead audiences on a journey into the hidden stories behind some of Manchester Museum’s unique collections. Prepare to be transported across centuries, civilisations and continents through music, dance and storytelling.

Experience Saturday night out in a Congolese village, and the ramblings of Ishtar, Mesopotamian Goddess of love, beauty, war, and political power. Explore historical links to Manchester’s refugee communities and experience the museum in a whole new light.

Come along early to hear magical music from Egypt, the Gambia and beyond; or make your own object to take on the Flying Carpets journey.

Flying Carpets is a family-friendly performance created and performed by artists new to the region, and is part of a day-long programme of free activities at Manchester Museum, part of Journeys Festival International.

Created by Community Arts North West with Abas El Janabi, Amani Creatives, Arian Sadr, Fereshteh Mozaffari and Mahboobeh Rajabi.

Directed by Cheryl Martin

In collaboration with Journeys Festival International, Manchester Museum and Rethink Rebuild Society

Flying Carpets is a new Journeys Festival International commission that will take place at the JFI Manchester Museum Takeover on Saturday 7 October. This event is part of the wider Journeys Festival International programme, which will take place in various locations across the city between 2-15 October 2017.

To download the full JFI programme please click here:
JFI Manchester 2017
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