Eid Fayre – re-enactment of ancient Asian life

Date: Mon 26 Aug 2019
Time: 11am - 4pm
Price: Entry by donation

Bank Holiday Monday 26 August, 11am – 4pm

To celebrate the end of the Muslim festival of Eid al Adha, the museum is hosting an exciting re-enactment of traditional Asian life 1200 years ago including displays of weaponry and archery and games. Learn to write Sogdian and handle original ancient coins, listen to storytelling performances of ‘The Tragedy of Siyavash’, ‘The Queen of Bukhara’ and about armouring up. Watch the performance of Hats of Faith and try on different head-coverings. Plus make a badge or get your face painted.

Programme for the day:

11am -11.30am – Speakers

11:30am to 11:50am – Eran ud Turan | Storytelling (The Tragedy of Siyavash)

12:15pm to 12:35pm – Eran ud Turan | Storytelling (The Queen of Bukhara)

1:15pm – Call to Dhur prayer (Prayer space in Learning Zone)

1:30pm to 2:20pm – Hats of Faith | Storytelling for children (Performance and sensory storytelling session about religious head coverings)

3:00pm to 3.15pm – Eran ud Turan | Talk (Armouring up)


Throughout 11:00am to 4:00pm

Activities will include:

•             Face painting

•             Arts & Crafts

•             Learn to write Sogdian

•             Dressing up

•             Coin handling

A family event for all ages

Entry by donation

In partnership with Aylesbury Town Council