Activities calendar (In-person activities)

The calendar below shows activity information linked to Inter Faith Week 2021. Many activities this year will take place virtually, and an icon identifies these on the list below. You can also filter online/ socially distanced in-person activities using the controls above.

  • Thursday 21 October

    Inter Faith Photo Competition

    SA1 8EN. 0.00 – Thursday 11 November 17.00
    In preparation for Interfaith week Swansea Council together with Swansea University, CampusLife and the Swansea Interfaith Forum are running a Photo Competition.

    Rules:
    - Take a picture of a place where you feel most connected…

  • Monday 1 November

    Art competition for Inter Faith Week

    Watford Boys Grammar School, Rickmansworth Road, Watford, WD18 7JF. 0.00 – Friday 19 November 0.00
    Years 7-9 art competition.…

    Diwali workshop

    Southam College, Welsh Road West, CV47 0JW
    Students learn about Diwali and the Sikh story behind Diwali. Students create models of the golden temple

  • Wednesday 3 November

    Inter Faith Week Photo Challenge 2021

    Trinity Church of England School, Taunton Road, Lee, London, SE12 8PD. 9.00 – Friday 19 November 15.00
    Send in a photo of you doing an activity related to your faith to be in with a chance of winning a prize.…

  • Thursday 4 November

    Knife Angel exhibition

    Blackburn Cathedral, BB1 5AA
    The Knife Angel sculpture will be outside Blackburn Cathedral from 4th - 29th November, as a catalyst for dialogue, education, and reflection about knife crime.
    On the morning of November 17th there will be a faith leaders workshop on…

  • Sunday 7 November

    Week of Prayers and devotion on Hope for the Environment.

    Deiniol cafe, Deiniol center, Bangor, LL57 1NW.. 11.00 – Sunday 14 November 16.00
    Bangor Interfaith group will run a week of Prayer and Devotion on the theme of Hope for the Environment. Christian, Unitarian and Bahai representatives will be running their own style of service on three of the weekdays plus an Opening…

  • Monday 8 November

    Art competition

    Nottingham Trent University, 50 Shakespeare St, Nottingham NG1 4FQ, . 0.00 – Thursday 18 November 0.00
    As part of Interfaith Week, the Chaplaincy and Faith Support team are running an art competition. Submissions can be any form of art using any medium. Including photographs, images, drawings, paintings, sculptures, poetry, text or calligraphy. Entries should depict religion…

  • Wednesday 10 November

    Poetry activity for Inter Faith Week

    John Scurr Primary School, Cephas Street, London, E1 4AX. 0.00 – 0.00
    A Year 6 classroom activity using poetry to explore faith.…

  • Saturday 13 November

    Community exhibition of children’s artwork and of responses on faith and the environment

    Birkenhead Central Library, Borough Rd, Birkenhead CH41 2XB
    An exhibition of local school children's work and the three Abrahamic faiths' responses to the natural world during Inter Faith Week. There will also be an opportunity to make a pledge and attach it to our new 'Interfaith Tree'. Tree…

  • Sunday 14 November

    Interfaith Sculpture Park

    All Saints Farm, Ashford Road, Romney Marsh TN28 8TH
    Guided Tours of the Interfaith Sculpture Park on Romney Marsh. Telephone the IMOS Foundation to arrange date and time 01797 363099. Individuals and groups welcome. Takes about an hour. The sculpture park surrounds the ruined 12th century church of Hope…

    Art and Poetry Inter Faith Competition

    Strabane Academy, 61 Derry Rd, Strabane BT82 8LD
    Write a poem or create an artwork that celebrates Inter Faith Week. The piece should illustrate the importance of mutual respect and dialogue, and celebrate diversity of faith in communities.…

    Inter Faith Week exhibition

    Milton Keynes University Hospital, Standing Way, Eaglestone, Milton Keynes, MK6 5LD. 0.00 – Sunday 21 November 0.00
    An exhibition of work by school pupils reflecting the different world views held across Milton Keynes. Students have been invited to produce a poster, poem, piece of artwork or written piece, reflecting on their beliefs or worldview, whether they have…

  • Monday 15 November

    Inter Faith Week

    Little Aston Primary Academy, 36 Forge Lane, Little Aston, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B74 3BE. 0.00 – Thursday 18 November 0.00
    Raising awareness of Inter Faith Week in a primary school setting. …

    Inter Faith Week Art Competition

    Avenue Junior School, Avenue Road, Norwich NR2 3HP. 0.00 – Thursday 18 November 0.00
    An art competition on the theme of Friendship for Inter Faith Week.…

    Epping Forest District Museum- Faiths in the Forest Display

    Epping Forest District Museum, 39-41 Sun Street, Waltham Abbey, EN9 1EL
    Epping Forest District Museum, based in Waltham Abbey, Essex, is putting on a three-month display of objects selected by religious denominations in the district, which groups feel reflect key attributes of their religious practice and community.

    Exhibition of pupil artwork for Inter Faith Week

    Botwell Green Library, East Avenue, Hayes, UB3 2HW. 0.00 – Friday 19 November 0.00
    Display of artwork from pupils at Minet Junior, Hayes Park and Yeading Junior schools for Inter Faith Week in LB Hillingdon.…

    Bollywood Dancing

    The Grange School, Bradburns Lane, Hartford, Norwich, CW8 1LU. 0.00 – 0.00
    A Bollywood dancing workshop.…

    Designing Prayer Mats

    Whiston Willis Primary Academy, Milton Avenue, Whiston, Prescot, L35 2XY. 0.00 – 0.00
    Pupils designing their own prayer mat as part of Inter Faith Week.…

    Photography Competition

    Laurus Ryecroft, Lumb Lane, Droylsden, Manchester, M43 7LJ. 0.00 – Friday 19 November 0.00
    Inter Faith photography competition for students at Laurus Ryecroft.…

    Diwali Workshop

    St Aidan's Church of England Primary School, Derwentwater Road, Gateshead, NE8 2HQ. 0.00 – Friday 19 November 0.00
    This week in Year 1 we have been celebrating Inter Faith week. Year 1 have been learning about Hinduism, specifically Diwali. We took part in a workshop explaining all about the 5 day Festival of Light called Diwali. We looked…

    Art and Poetry Competition

    Polegate Primary School, BN26 6PT. 8.00 – Monday 22 November 8.00
    We will be promoting a curriculum link between R.E., art and Literacy by holding and art and poetry competition. Children will have a week to submit a piece of art or poetry representing inter faith beliefs or of a religion…

    Interfaith Week Arts Competiton

    Salisbury Primary School, Salisbury Street, Walsall, WS10 8BQ
    Across the Week children will produce a piece of art that combines all of the religions to show that we are all united regardless of our beliefs. …

    An interfaith week culminating with an exhibition for parents and visitors.

    Breamore Primary School SP6 2EF
    An Interfaith week across 3 small primary schools (Forest Edge Learning Federation) involving visits to places of worship, visitors and speakers from Sikhism, Judaism, Humanism and Christianity, with a Hinduism activity day, culminating in an exhibition of work for parents/…

    Interfaith Commonalities

    Our Lady and St John RC School, North Road, Blackburn, BB1 1PY
    Students will spend time reflecting on what is similar between the world's major world religions before creating artwork based on the findings. The artwork will then be showcased in our school garden.…

    Interfaith Assembly

    Preston Primary School, The Toose, Abbey Manor Park, Yeovil, Somerset, BA21 3SN
    Assemblies for children to celebrate the different faiths we have in school. …

    Inter Faith Week Craft

    Moss Bank Community Library, Bowness Ave, St Helens, WA11 7EQ. 15.30 – 16.30
    Make a paper candle to take home, and look at our display of faith books.…

    Image Competition - ‘Religious Buildings’

    Madni Academy, 40-42 Scarborough Street, Savile Town, Dewsbury, WF12 9AY. 16.33 – 23.59
    A competition for pupils to upload images on the theme of 'religious buildings'.…

  • Tuesday 16 November

    Inter Faith Arts and Crafts

    Llansannor Primary School, Ystradowen, Cowbridge, CF71 7SZ. 0.00 – 0.00
    Pupils from the nursery and primary school learning about different faiths through arts and crafts activities.…

    Documentary Showing - Strictly Kosher

    Laurus Ryecroft, Lumb Lane, Droylsden, Manchester, M43 7LJ. 0.00 – 0.00
    Pupils at Laurus Ryecroft attended a documentary showing what it means to be Jewish and the Kosher lifestyle.…

    Inter Faith Coffee Morning

    Lighthouse Bethel, Caldmore Road, Walsall, WS1 3NQ. 10.00 – 12.00
    A coffee morning for women, with food, activities, henna art, stalls, and more.…

    Inter Faith in the Square - Islam

    St Mary's University, Waldegrave Road, Twickenham, TW1 4SX. 14.00 – 17.00
    Celebrating and discovering within faith, join us and our students leading on Henna art and Hijab trying.…

    Lantern Crafts

    Eccleston Library, The Carrington Centre, 230 The Green, Eccleston, Chorley, Lancashire, PR7 5TE. 15.30 – 17.00
    Make lanterns to celebrate Inter Faith Week.…

    Film Night

    The Haven, Swansea University, Fabian Way, Crymlyn Burrows, Skewen, Swansea, SA1 8EN. 18.00 – 20.00
    Come along to watch an episode of BBC’s ‘Being…’ series. In this session we look at ‘Being Hindu’ followed by a discussion with our Hindu representatives.…

    Inter Faith Week Movie Night

    Leeds Trinity Students' Union, Brownberrie Lane, Horsforth, Leeds, LS18 5HD. 18.00 – 21.00
    An inter faith movie night.…

  • Wednesday 17 November

    Mandala Art and Meditation

    The Grange School, Bradburns Lane, Hartford, Chesire, CW8 1LU. 0.00 – 0.00
    A mandala workshop and meditation session.

    Two sessions: Wednesday 17th; Friday 19th

    Inter Faith Fair

    Liverpool John Moores University Students' Union, 80-98 Mount Pleasant, Liverpool, L3 5UZ. 0.00 – 0.00
    An inter faith fair featuring JMSU's different faith societies, where students will have the opportunity to meet the faith society committee members and enjoy a choir performance.…

    Inter Faith Staff Network Launch

    St Bartholomew's Hospital, W Smithfield, London, EC1A 7BE. 0.00 – 0.00
    A launch of the inter faith staff network for Barts Health NHS Trust. With speeches, music performances, and food.…

    Book launch

    NIFF C/O, JP Law, 110 Whitworth Road, Northampton NN1 4HJ. 0.00 – 0.00
    For Interfaith week we launch our book 'I am Human' and release our video to share https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hVSA8Ta6e0 (Film is of children talking about learning about faith and about friendship.). …

    Ramayana Puppet Show

    Sandringham (Jewish Care), Common Road, Stanmore, HA7 3FT. 0.00 – 0.00
    StoryHour Uk (part of Puranas Ltd) screened their 15 minute Ramayana puppet show to residents and Sandringham Jewish Care, to share the story of Diwali.…

    Weaving Women’s Wisdom Exhibition

    Englesea Brook Chapel and Museum, Englesea Brook Lane, Crewe, CW2 5QW. 14.00 – 16.00
    Come and see a collection of uniquely designed and woven rugs, and read the stories of the groups of inter faith women who created them. …

    Book Launch of ‘Southampton’s Migrant Past and Present’ by Tony Kushner

    Southampton City Art Gallery, Commercial Road, Southampton, SO14 7LP. 15.30 – 17.00
    This afternoon event, launching the publication of Tony Kushner's new book 'Southampton's Migrant Past and Present', will be accompanied by artistic reflections on migration. We will hear poetry from Joan McGavin, Nazneen Ahmed's poetry and film on Lascars from Mayflower400,…

    Film Premiere - Stranger/Sister

    London, UK. 17.00 – Thursday 18 November 21.30
    The premiere of the film 'Stranger/Sister', with discussion attended by Atiya Aftab, co-founder of the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom and Kirsten Kelly, filmmaker and Rev. Dr. Katie Givens Kime, both of Odyssey Impact.

    Three separate screening events…

    Healing Arc for Inter Faith Week

    Milton Keynes College, Chaffron Way Campus, Chaffron Way, Leadenhall, MK6 5LP. 18.00 – 21.00
    MKIAC and Interfaith MK hosted an event which featuring music and performance from MK’s diverse communities as well as offering a platform for reflection to many of MK’s faith and non-faith leaders. We had four counties represented by High Sheriffs,…

    The Shape of Things to Come

    University of Gloucestershire, Park Campus, The Park, Cheltenham, GL50 2RH. 18.30 – 21.00
    Different faith communities will come together once again on Wednesday 17 November to mark national Inter Faith week.
    About this event
    2021's theme: ‘The Shape of Things to Come?’, will look at where communities and individuals find themselves…

    World Faiths film night

    Seagull Theatre, Morton Rd, Pakefield, Lowestoft NR33 0JH. 19.30 – 21.30
    Four films made by local film maker Tom Fox, introduced by him, with opportunity to discuss them and their content with him and with fellow watchers.…

  • Thursday 18 November

    Sanofi Interfaith Day

    Reading, UK
    An Inter Faith Day to promote awareness and understanding of different faiths across the organisation. The day will include 'Thought of the Day' from different employees from different faiths, Faith Podcasts and fact sheets about the different religions. Activities to…

    Inter Faith Exhibition

    University Campus North Lincolnshire (UCNL) Ashby Road Scunthorpe DN16 1BU. 11.30 – 14.30
    Inter faith exhibition, representation from Christians, Muslims Sikhs, Spiritualists, Quakers. Art display by children from Scunthorpe C of E Primary School. Free coffee and cake sale to raise money for North Lincolnshire Sanctuary group…

    Talk: 12th Century Monks in Leeds: A spirituality for today?

    Kirkstall Abbey, Abbey Walk, Kirkstall, Leeds, LS5 3EH
    Welcome to a special event organised by Concord Interfaith Fellowship, Leeds.
    The Right Honourable John Battle talks on "12th Century Monks in Leeds: A spirituality for today?"
    John is a former MP who was Faiths Adviser to Prime…

    Inter Faith in the Square - Hinduism

    St Mary's University, Waldegrave Road, Twickenham, TW1 4SX. 14.00 – 17.00
    Celebrate and discover the art of Turban tying, and its significance in the Sikh and Hindu faiths.…

    Reflecting together on COVID-19: Interfaith Week panel discussion

    Anglia Ruskin University, CM1 1SQ. 19.00 – 20.30
    We will be hearing from various faith and community leaders in this panel discussion covering both theological and sociological responses to their experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic. There will be opportunities for questions and audience discussion. …

  • Friday 19 November

    Making Diwa Lamps

    Clavering Primary School, Clavering Road, Hartlepool, TS27 3PN. 0.00 – 0.00
    Nursery children made diwa lamps to help them learn about Diwali and the Hindu faith.…

    School Inter Faith Exhibition

    Hyde CofE Primary School, Fordingbridge, SP6 2QL. 0.00 – 0.00
    An exhibition of the work created by pupils during Inter Faith Week, including art and crafts, and pieces of written work inspired by their lessons about different religious traditions.…

    Everything you wanted to know about Islam & Muslims

    Darrusalam Education Centre, 184 Whalley New Rd, Blackburn BB1 9TN. 12.00 – Monday 22 November 16.00
    General introduction to Muslim beliefs and practice, with a Q&A.


    Fusion Dance Class

    St Mary's University, Waldegrave Road, Twickenham, TW1 4SX. 15.00 – 16.00
    Take part in a dance class and discover the cultural significance of Bhangra.…

    St Helens Library - Inter Faith Craft Event

    St Helens Library, The World of Glass, Chalon Way E, St Helens, Saint Helens, WA10 1BX. 16.00 – 16.45
    Create your own mosaic art work and celebrate your faith.…

  • Saturday 20 November

    Interfaith Field Visit to Places of Worship

    St. Ethelburga's Centre for Reconciliation and Peace, 78 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AG. 10.00 – 17.30
    The UKIYN will carry out a field visit to St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace, and share a meal in their inter faith tent structure. As the Steering Committee have some members who can’t attend in person, some discussions…

    Sewing Session

    Leegomery Community Centre, Leegate Avenue, Telford TF1 6NA
    An Inter Faith Week theme sewing session with special breakfast provided by Telford and Wrekin Interfaith.…

    Inter Faith Week Poetry Session

    Batley Library & Art Gallery, Market Place, Batley, WF17 5DA. 14.00 – 16.00
    The annual Batley Poets Inter Faith Week poetry session will be taking place at Batley Library.

    Everyone's welcome to pop along regardless of faith, whether it's to listen or perform. As always, poetry on any topic…

    Poster competition for Inter Faith Week

    Cynon Valley Museum, Depot Road, Aberdare, CF44 8DL. 15.00 – 0.00
    Poster competition for local children showcasing their interpretation of faith and belief.
    On the 20th November between 10am and 3pm Cynon Valley Museum will be celebrating Interfaith Week. Alongside the final of the poster competition, the Community Safety…

    One Voice Community Choir in Croston

    St Michael's Church, Church Street, Croston, PR26 9HA. 17.00 – 19.00
    Performances by One Voice Community choir and the pupils of Bretherton Endowed CofE School, with a raffle and refreshments.…

    All Faiths Network Inter Faith Week Concert

    Central Gurdwara London (Khalsa Jatha), 62 Queensland Rd, London W11 4SG. 18.00 – 21.30
    Our event will gather music, prayer and short talks from different faiths – all representing how faiths can, and do, work together and enjoy each others’ cultures, religious practices and spiritual understanding. It will be followed by a vegetarian meal…

  • Sunday 21 November

    Sunday Assembly London presents “The Beauty of Struggle”

    Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL. 11.00 – 13.00
    Grace Marshall, award-winning writer and coach on productivity, will tell us how we can use our struggles as a force for good. As always, this Sunday Assembly London event will also feature rocking sing-alongs, poetry, and an opportunity to socialise…

    Light For Leeds: An Interfaith Week event

    Kirkstall Abbey, Abbey Walk, Kirkstall, Leeds, LS5 3EH. 12.00 – 16.00
    The day will include representations of many of the major, and some minor, faiths in Leeds, outside musical performances, and a chance to leave a message on our Tree of Hope. Stalls will address the theme of environmental action, and…

    Faith, Music & Community

    St John's Church, Albert Road, Colne, Lancashire, BB8, 0RY. 14.00 – 16.30
    Experience a taste of the different cultures through live music, entertainment and a shared 3 course community meal.…

    Inter Faith Service

    St. Nicolas Community Centre, The Burys, Guildford GU2 4AW. 15.00 – 17.30
    A multifaith Service with presentations from the Hindu, Jewish, Christian, Buddhist, Muslim, Sikh & Bahá'í communities. The theme will be “Humanity’s Awakening – rebuilding our World” .…

  • Saturday 27 November

    Being Real - Sufi: Wisdom, Music & Food

    Acorn House, Fountain Street North, Bury, BL9 7AN. 18.00 – 21.00
    "Evening with Islamic Spiritual reminder, Singing/Music & Food". Topic: “Spiritual Split Personalities” Imran Rahim. Live Middle Eastern Sufi music performance by: Uthman Hanif, Hasnain Rafique & Salamet Husayn. Food will be served.


  • Sunday 28 November

    Persian Concert (Traditional & Pop)

    Holly Lodge College, 140 Mill Ln, Liverpool L12 7LE. 17.00 – 20.00
    Cultural and Artistic Persian Exhibition. Rahav music band (live in concert) with the voice of the amazing Ghafoor Sheikh. Together with Persian traditional dancers (with dances of Sama).

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