Tag: #WeStandTogether

Launching the Chinese Holy Woman at the Manchester Museum

  I was hosted by the Confucius Institute, University of Manchester by Karen Wang and Tabea in the Manchester Museum, Kanaris Theatre. With my Chinese readers reading extracts from my Chinese The Holy Woman. Reading from my novel “Typhoon” and talked about my Chinese tour. The process of getting my book published, the cover and…




Celebrating International Women’s Week – ‘WONDER WOMEN’ – People’s History Museum

On 4th March 2016, 6pm at the People’s History Museum it was a real pleasure to take part in a diverse panel with a group of women of all backgrounds in an event part of ‘Wonder Women’ festival. Our topic for discussion was “What are we chaining ourselves to the railings for today ?”. Different reasons were…




Celebrating Sikhism at Guru Nanak Devji Gurdawara – Manchester

On 28th February the management of the temple Guru Nanak Devji Gurdwara in Monton St in Manchester, partnership with #We Stand Together – hosted a marvelous event. What a marvelous time we had we learnt so much and tasted marvelous hospitality through Langar – a meal. Tour It was an interfaith evening for the people of…




Wonder Women: What are we chaining ourselves to the railings for today ?

Event: What are we chaining ourselves to the railings for today ? A discussion on modern feminism Link: http://www.phm.org.uk/whatson/what-are-we-chaining-ourselves-to-the-railings-for-today/ Date: 4th March 2016 Time: 18:00 – 20:00 Venue: People’s History Museum Left Bank Spinningfields Manchester M3 3ER United Kingdom




Celebrating Chinese New Year with the Chinese Community at Manchester Grammar School

Activities I was delighted to celebrate the Chinese new year activities with my wonderful friend, Jenny Wang, Director of the Chinese center in Manchester who invited me. As always she hosted a brilliant event. It was great to visit my sons’ former school – Manchester Grammar – who were hosting the event. Bob Day (…




Celebrating Chinese New Year with the Buddhist Community at Fo Guang Shan Temple

It was a pleasure and privilege to join the Buddhist community in their celebration of the Chinese new year, the Year of the Monkey at the Fo Guang Shan Temple. I was invited by the delightful venerable Miao Dao from Taiwan, who heads the temple. A good friend, it was marvelous to spend time with her and…




Interfaith Twinning Event at Withington Girls’ School – Spreading Peace & Hummus

It was a pleasure visiting Withington Girls’ School in Manchester for our season of twinning event. Over 100 Muslim and Jewish girls with their teachers and sixth form prefects attended a session led by myself and Jonny Wineberg. This was one of the five schools who benefited from the celebratory #SpreadHummusNotHate initiative to promote messages of peace,…




UNIVERSITY OF GUJRAT

It was memory lane for me when I visited Gujrat, the city of my birth, and passed my former primary school  before visiting the university. Located right in the heart of the city, there is now a new school in its place, but I attended school here for three years before leaving for England. Unfortunately, I had no time to go inside…





MANCHESTER: #WeStandTogether

The marvellous ‪#‎WeStandTogether event, held at Manchester Cathedral, celebrated diversity, tackling hatred, and promoting community cohesion. There were great speeches by Chief Police Commissioner, Sir Peter Fahy, and Dean of Manchester, Reverend Roger Govender. Proud to have had our FN4M (Faith Network for Manchester) stand at the event.