Join our unmissable, open-to-all, special ‘Iftar’ celebration.
Wednesday 30th May ~ 8PM—11PM
Under West Handyside Canopy, King’s Cross
£10 charitable donation for a ticket
(Every penny of this is going to the charity Akshaya Patra)
WHAT IS IFTAR?
During the month of Ramadan, many Muslims around the world fast from dawn until sunset. At the time of breaking fast, families and communities come together for ‘Iftar’, the evening meal when the fast is broken with delicious and copious dishes.
In this spirit, on Wednesday 30th May, we’re inviting you to join us for a fantastic Iftar from 8pm under West Handyside Canopy (near Dishoom King’s Cross). It’ll be a brilliant, most memorable foodie experience in which all guests (whether fasting or of a different faith) will gather around a shared table to break fast together, share stories and celebrate differences.
As giving is very much at the heart of Ramadan, we will make a ‘zakat’ (charity donation) of the full ticket price (£10 pp) to Akshaya Patra, a charity working towards eradicating childhood hunger as a barrier to education in India. £10 is enough to feed a child in India school lunches for a whole year, thus by joining in this special evening, you’re donating a year’s worth of lunches to a child that would otherwise go hungry.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Starting at 8pm, guests will be welcomed with lovely live music from Rihab Azar, before seating themselves comfortably around long banquet tables. At sunset, the Call to Prayer – lead by the brilliant Hassen Rasool – will echo melodiously across the canopy before everyone opens their fast with a buffet of abundant traditional Iftar dishes. It’s going to be seriously good! (All guests are most welcome to observe prayers before or after breaking their fast – there will be dedicated space to do so.)
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
Tickets are available from here. Whilst we will be celebrating in a traditional way, we’re welcoming all walks of life, people young and old, across all faiths to come and break fast with us. It will be an absolutely brilliant evening and we are so excited to celebrate with you.
In the meantime, we wish Ramadan Mubarak to you all. May your prayers and fasts be accepted, and may the blessings you receive fill your life with love and happiness.
PS. Do follow the Facebook event page for news and updates.
PPS. This is an alcohol-free event and all food is halal.
If you’d like to read a little more about Ramadan, we’ve written a blog post with our thoughts and reflections, do take a read here
Coronavirus has blown our world apart, and all Dishooms are currently closed. It feels like the right thing for us to do.
While the restaurants are closed, we offer solace in our cookery book, which is most certainly still available to order. May it bring Dishoom, joy and plenty of Daal to your home. From all of us, with love.