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March 2021

The Unknown Fallen – Luc Ferrier

Thu 25 March @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

We will be hosting a presentation by Luc Ferrier from the Forgotten Heroes Foundation, via Zoom on March 25th at 7.30pm. Luc has written a wonderful book called "The Unknown Fallen" which is about the vast contribution and sacrifices made by Moroccans and other Muslims towards the Allied forces during the First World War. More than 2.5 million Muslims fought on the battlefields for the allies and yet their efforts have often been ignored and overlooked. The talk will include…

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February 2021

Online Talk – Our Morocco by Lucas Peters

Wed 24 February @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The next BMS event will be at 7.30pm on Wednesday 24th February Lucas Peters is a very engaging American travel writer and tour organiser who lives in Tangier. He has compiled an anthology of writing by Moroccans and ex-pats describing their experiences of living in the country. It's called, “Our Morocco” and it is a fantastic book. All the proceeds are going to the Morocco Library Project, which aims to promote literacy among young children. He will be talking about…

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January 2021

Online Talk – Living Tangier by Abdelmajid Hannoum

Thu 14 January @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

On Thursday 14th January Abdelmajid Hannoum, Professor of Anthropology at the University of Kansas, will be speaking to BMS members about his fascinating book “Living Tangier” which documents the lives of migrants at this historic cultural crossroads. The event will start at 19.30 via Zoom and we will send a link nearer the time.

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December 2020

Annual General Meeting

Mon 21st December 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Microsoft Teams

Our Annual General Meeting will take place on 21 December at 6pm (BST) It will be conducted virtually. If you would like to attend, please email bms@britishmoroccansociety.org and we will send you a link through Microsoft Teams. The Agenda, 2019 Minutes and Accounts will be forwarded to those attending with the meeting details. We look forward to seeing you at the virtual AGM.

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Online Talk with Henna Café Marrakesh

Tue 1st December 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

BMS members are kindly invited to an online presentation by BMS members Mike and Lucie Wood on Tuesday 1st December at 7.30 pm about their project at the Henna Cafe in Marrakech. During lockdown they have turned the Cafe into a soup kitchen and have already distributed more than 5,000 free meals to those in need. They are very keen to spread the word about the project as it offers support to vulnerable and marginalised people in a very practical…

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November 2020

Prohibited Love: Myth and Reality in Imilchil hosted by Culture Vultures

Mon 23rd November 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Culture Vultures is an art and cultural organisation based in the Northern Moroccan market town of Sefrou, with a focus on celebrating and facilitating local, national and international arts and offer immersive cross-cultural experiences. They are hosting a series of online talks, the next of which is taking place on Monday 23rd November at 4pm. Dr Sadik Rddad presents his lecture titled Prohibited Love: Myth and Reality in Imilchil. Tickets can be purchased online.

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October 2020

One Hundred Summers: A Family Story by Vanessa Branson

Wed 14th October 2020 @ 7:30 pm
National Liberal Club, 1 Whitehall Place
Westminster, SW1A 2HE
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One Hundred Summers: A Family Story by Vanessa Branson Book Talk at the National Liberal Club (1 Whitehall Pl, Westminster, London SW1A 2HE) Wednesday 14th October at 7.30pm BMS members are invited to hear Vanessa Branson talk about her newly published memoir, "One Hundred Summers: A Family Story," at the National Liberal Club on Wednesday 14th October from 7.30pm. Vanessa is a committed and long-time member of the BMS and a passionate supporter of all things Moroccan, having founded the Marrakech…

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Leila Alaoui: Rite of Passage

Thu 8th October 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Somerset House, Strand
London, WC2R 1LA United Kingdom
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Leila Alaoui: Rite of Passage The Charles Russell Speechlys Terrace Room Series Exhibition presented by Somerset House and 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair (Strand, London WC2R 1LA) Thursday 8th October 6pm - 8pm Image: Leila Alaoui, No Pasara, 2008. Courtesy Fondation Leila Alaoui & Galleria Continua. Message from Somerset House: This October, Somerset House is proud to present Leila Alaoui: Rite of Passage, the first major UK retrospective of works from the celebrated French-Moroccan photographer, video artist and activist Leila…

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September 2020

Moroccan Children’s Trust Virtual Gala

Sat 19th September 2020 @ 7:00 pm

Moroccan Children's Trust Annual Gala: Celebrating 10 Years of Centre Amane Featuring: Traditional Moroccan Music Live Team Updates from Morocco Auction Prizes Project Spotlights Former volunteers, and much more! Register here

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February 2020

Gala Dinner in Marrakech

Tue 11th February 2020 @ 7:30 pm
Es Saadi Palace, Rue Ibrahim El Mazini, Hivernage Morocco

Tuesday 11 February 2020 Es Saadi Palace Rue Ibrahim El Mazini, Hivernage Programme 7:30pm Drinks in Lounge Bar - pay at the bar 8:30pm Dinner in La Cour Des Lions restaurant (Moroccan Cuisine) - 3 course meal - soft drinks included in the price. Wine purchased by table or individually Short speeches between courses Live music & special guests Dress code: Smart - jacket & tie for men £40 per person If you can only pay in dirhams, the price…

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BMS Excursion to Marrakech & region

Sat 8th February 2020 - Wed 12th February 2020

Overview Sat 8 Feb 2020 Welcome Dinner for BMS group Sun 9 Feb Day in Marrakech seeing places and meeting people most tourists haven’t experienced and enjoying especially unique visits to Henna Café Association (founded by BMS members) and Riad Gharnit (a private historical home) Mon 10 Feb Trip (by 4 wheel drive) to Talataste village in the Atlas mountains and visit the Education Centre supported/funded by BMS. There will also be a Dental Camp on this day at Talataste with dentists from…

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December 2019

AGM & Festive Drinks

Thu 12th December 2019 @ 7:00 pm
The Travellers Club, 106 Pall Mall
London, SW1Y 5EP United Kingdom
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THIS EVENT IS FULL. SORRY FOR DISAPPOINTMENT. The AGM is for BMS members only. The agenda includes reports from members of the Committee on the activities of the Society in 2019 (including audited accounts and support to charitable causes), plans for the future and election of the Committee. Members have an opportunity to propose and discuss new ideas for the Society. The AGM is followed by Festive drinks.

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November 2019

Gala Dinner

Wed 6th November 2019 @ 7:30 pm
St. James’ Court, A Taj Hotel, 54 Buckingham Gate SW1E 6AF United Kingdom + Google Map

Programme: Welcome Drinks 3 course Dinner Auction and Raffle prizes Music & animation by DJ Naima Bouanani Dress: National or evening dress, black tie or lounge suit £65 per person SOLD OUT

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September 2019

Talk by Richard Hamilton

Thu 12th September 2019 @ 7:00 pm
National Liberal Club, 1 Whitehall Place
Westminster, SW1A 2HE
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National Liberal Club Lady Violet Room   Tea & Coffee on arrival    

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July 2019

Half-day Conference: Morocco on the Move

Tue 9th July 2019

Venue: Arab British Chamber of Commerce
This Event requires Participants to register. If you are directly involved in developing trade, education or cultural relations between UK & Morocco, please email bms@britishmoroccansociety.org and include your organisation and position.

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May 2019

Ramadan Iftar

Thu 30th May 2019 @ 8:45 pm
Dar Marrakesh, 422 Edgware Road W2 1EG United Kingdom + Google Map
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April 2019

Rally Marrakech Sahara

Sat 27th April 2019 - Fri 3rd May 2019

For full details, follow this link: http://www.rallymarrakechsahara.com

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Les Inqualifiables, Moroccan Stand-Up Comedy

Thu 25th April 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
229 The Venue, 229 Great Portland St
London, W1W 5PN United Kingdom
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(Not a BMS event but Organisers welcome BMS members – see below for details and tickets) The Moroccan Stand-Up Comedy duo Les Inqualifiables are performing their stand up show in Arabic (Darija) and some in English and French! They are on an international tour, have performed at the Marrakech du Rire and have had many of their own shows in Morocco. Tickets available here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/les-inqualifiables-in-london-sia-moi-ya-toi-tickets-54775999489

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Talk by Sarah Corbett and Michael Backman

Tue 9th April 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Michael Backman Gallery, 20 Hanover Street
Mayfair, W1S 2YR United Kingdom
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The identity, culture and traditions of Moroccan women living in different regions

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March 2019

Moroccan Evening

Sat 30th March 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Danny Lane Studio, 19 Hythe Rd, White City
London, NW10 6RT United Kingdom
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Three course dinner cooked by a Moroccan Chef; Moroccan music and dancing; Taking place in Danny Lane's studio with some of his sculptures on display

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