Art | Bradford Literature Festival | Talk

Plants of The Qur’an

29 Jun 2024

16:30 - 17:30

The Alhambra Theatre

Join Shahina A. Ghazanfar, author and botanist at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and renowned scientific illustrator, Sue Wickison, in conversation, as they discuss their award winning book, Plants of the Qur’an.  

As the first book ever to investigate the etymology and history of the plants mentioned in the Qur’an, it gives descriptions and beautiful, detailed illustrations showing the plants’ habitats, leaves, flowers, fruits and dissections.  It is the winner of the Garden Media Guild Award Book of the Year, and the 2024 Award of Excellence in Botanical Art and Illustration from The Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries.

In this captivating talk, Ghazanfar and Wickison will present their insightful research and observations. Whether you are a follower of the Qur’an, green-fingered or just curious, this event is unmissable. 

An exhibition of 31 paintings from the book is available at Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, 22 June – 8 September. 

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Venue Details

The Alhambra Theatre

Morley Street, Bradford

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