This workshop is a fantastic opportunity to learn the amazing art form of Islamic calligraphy.

Suitable for budding calligraphers of all abilities, in this introductory workshop you will:

  • Learn about the history and techniques of Islamic calligraphy.

  • Have a go at creating Islamic script yourself.

  • Learn from internationally renowned calligrapher, Soraya Syed Sanders.

About Soraya

Soraya Syed Sanders is a classically trained calligrapher and artist of growing international renown.

Born in London, Syed studied at Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design before going on to read Arabic and History of Art & Archaeology at SOAS. It was during her year abroad in Egypt that she discovered the art of Islamic calligraphy.

Her work has been exhibited and collected all over the world and she is the first Briton to receive the rarely bestowed icazetname or calligrapher’s license from Istanbul, Turkey.

She pushes the boundaries of this traditional art form and has received commissions from the likes of Google, the British Museum and the Royal Shakespeare Company.


Bury Park at KCL

2-3 Bury Park Estate

Bury Park Road



How to book

This is an introductory workshop and is open to all abilities aged 16 years plus.

Suggested minimum donation of £1 per ticket.

Book your ticket on Eventbrite now to reserve your place.



  • Saturday, June 15, 2019

Bury Park at KCL

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