• Khidr Collective

Khidr Zine 1 Launch Party

Updated: Feb 21, 2019

Khidr Collective officially launched on 7th June 2017 at the Rich Mix in Bethnal Green. We launched with our very first issue, an introductory issue which featured a whole range of artists, writers and activists. The launch featured an amazing line-up of artists who’ve inspired us over the years.

Khidr members, Raeesah and Zain hosted the first ever launch and introduced the poetry of Tasnima Ahmed, Momtaza Mehri, Jamal Mehmood and Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan. They were followed by a short panel on navigating the arts as a young Muslim featuring film-maker Fahim Alam, playwright, Fatuma Khaireh, actress and screen-writer, Ambreen Khan and chaired by Khidr members, Zainab Rahim and Warda Khokhar.

We were then blessed by the presence of writer and facilitator, Farzana Khan who spoke about the intersection between arts & activism. We had an incredible day of speakers and performers who made it a great evening.

You can watch a video review of issue 1 here:

You can watch a video of Jamal Mehmood’s performance here:

You can watch a video of Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan’s performance here:

Thank you to everyone who helped us make issue one happen.