Celebrating the Birth of Baha’u’llah in London

Last week Baha’is around the world celebrated the Birth of Baha’u’llah, and some of the Baha’is in London celebrated this special event in a unique and creative way. The team at Media Makes Us attended the holy day celebration at Hackney and captured a taste of some of the unique artistic installations which were on show on the night!

The celebration took place in an East London artists’ studio, which was transformed into an exhibition space that aimed to tell the story of the life of Baha’u’llah by providing a multi-sensory experience for viewers. Participants were invited to discover the history and Writings of the Faith for themselves through touch, smell and taste – by becoming part of the exhibition and walking around to discover clues and to immerse themselves in the rich imagery and historical details of the Faith and its holy Scriptures.

What a fascinating way to commemorate a Holy Day. A big thanks to the folks at Media Makes Us for allowing Baha’i Blog readers from all over the world to witness this amazing celebration!

About the Author

Naysan is the editor of Baha'i Blog and he has worked in various avenues of media for two decades. He’s passionate about using the arts and media to support and explore the teachings of the Baha’i Faith and he has produced and collaborated on popular music projects like the "DawnBreaker Collective" and the successful Ruhi-inspired sequence of "MANA" albums. His experience as a producer for CNN was invaluable while working on a number of special projects for the Baha’i World Centre, including the "Building Momentum" and "Pilgrimage: A Sacred Experience" videos. If there’s a media-related Baha’i project out there, chances are that Naysan was involved with it somehow!

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Discussion 3 Comments

  1. Please give an example or two of how the exhibit or display allowed for sense interaction on a topic as weighty as detailed as early Baha’i history. So the primary senses were NOT sight and hearing (in which case the exhibition would have been described as an audiovisual interactive display), but instead invited the use of the other 3 senses of touch, taste, and smell. This is a bit hard to imagine. The smell of ocean spray? The taste of nan or other foods from that time? The touch of woven cloaks? Please describe it in a bit more details. Tak!

  2. Sorry about the former comment. My browser did not show the embedded video, but now it is showing it and I can see a bit of how people interacted.

    Btw, how many *play stations* were there? Was there a program that listed them? Could someone post the program online?

    Tak! (thanks in Swedish)

  3. This is a fabulous idea and the video caught the atmosphere and spirit. I’d like to know what the pears on the board were about.

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