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Peace by Piece (Rehan Jamil)

Photo of Muslim woman on Southwark Bridge

Peace by piece is the finale in our 'Think You Know Islam?' series of events aimed to help understanding against non Muslims of Islam, the religion, people and culture.

Hosted by Southwark Council in partnership with Southwark Muslim Forum and the Metropolitan Police, Peace by Piece at the Menier Chocolate Factory captures and celebrates the contribution of Muslims to Southwark's rich cultural diversity.

From April 22 to May 3 the exhibition consists of photographic and audiowork that confronts stereotypes and the misconceptions of Muslim communities.

The exhibition features photography by Rehan Jamil and interviews with 20 Southwark Muslims as they go about their lives in london.

Saima Mahmood, a final year medical student from Peckham, declares, "As a young Muslim woman I'm not prepared to be a doormat for the media or other Muslims".

Other storytellers include

  • 10 year old Rumana Chaudhury, chairperson of John Donne Primary School Council,
  • Professor Dawud Noibi, Chair Southwark Muslim Forum, who thinks Islam is "a lot like a sat nav system, except this one doesn't lead you down any dead ends"
  • Erbil Celebi, a London black taxi driver worshipping at Southwark's Turkish Mosque on Cobourg Road, who believes that Muslim extremists and people obsessed with wealth "have lost the plot in equal measure"

When and where?

From 10am to 6pm daily
The Menier Gallery
51 Southwark Street

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