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Hosted by the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts in association with Islamic Courses, Emerald Network and SoulCity Arts


Director of Education, Paul Marchant [Prince’s School of Traditional Arts],

Mohammed Ali [Soul City Arts] and others

About the open evening

Please join us for a fun and informative open evening on the traditional arts and crafts. The evening will begin with a warm introduction from our Director of Education, Paul Marchant followed by short presentations from students and alumni.

There will be lots of opportunities to ask questions and meet representatives of the School. Posters showing various elements of the School’s work will be exhibited and leaflets and brochures will be available to take away.

Light refreshments will be provided. All are welcome and entrance is free but pre-registration is required as spaces are limited!

About the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts

Many of the world’s sacred traditions and traditional art forms have already been destroyed. The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts was founded in 2004 by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales to work on a practical solution to reduce the threat of further extinction.

Accordingly, the Prince’s School offers practising artists the opportunity to undertake research at the highest level (MA, MPhil, PhD). The School is currently recruiting students to its Master of Arts (M.A.) programme, with the deadline for applications on 2nd March 2015. The M.A., which is validated and awarded by the University of Wales Trinity St Davids, is undertaken in London over two years of full-time study. The School also offers many short courses and lectures on Islamic Arts and more. Who to contact about the courses – Please see our website for more information:

To find out more about the M.A. email Ms Ririko Suzuki via

Mohammed Ali

[Soul City Arts] The Art of Mohammed Ali has been taken across the globe and described as challenging the oft-heard term ‘clash of civilisations.’ with his fusion of street-art and islamic script, along with his conscious messages. It was after his new-found passion and rediscovery of his faith in Islam, that he began to fuse his graffiti-art with the grace and eloquence of sacred and Islamic script and patterns. He describes his work as, ‘taking the best of both worlds.’ and bringing back to the forefront principles that are gradually fading away from our modern societies.

Mohammed Ali was drawn to the graffiti world from early 80’s inspired by the subway art movement, and like many kids living in the UK was involved with the street-painting scene. After studying Multimedia Design at university, he went onto working in the computer-games industry as a designer. Soon enough he became disillusioned with using his creative skills for commercial benefit and creating art for art’s sake, and began exploring with creating art for ‘mankind’s sake’.

Graffiti was often a self-glorification of one’s identity, the ‘tag’ being the focus. Mohammed began exploring simple messages which at the heart of were still – the words – but words which pointed to other than the ‘self’, with a deeper message, that was speaking to the public, and relevant to the wider society.

Mohammed Ali’s art is appreciated by people of all faith and cultures and he has exhibited his canvas-art as well as created his public spiritual murals in the streets of major cities, such as New York, Chicago, Toronto, Melbourne and Dubai to name but a few. International media ranging from CNN to Aljazeera, have reported his work as a ‘bridge of understanding’between faith communities and he has become a regular media figure. He delivers public lectures about the power of the arts to transform society and how the arts can tackle some of the difficult issues that we face in multi-cultural societies. – See more at:

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