On 22 May 2016, the British Museum will host the 5th FAITHS IN TUNE Interfaith Music Festival from 10 am to 5 pm. The festival will feature our classic stage music and dance programme in the British Museum's BP Lecture Theatre, as well as various interactive music hotspots and singing sessions around the different galleries in the British Museum.
The festival will again invite various faith and interfaith organisations from London and the UK to participate at the festival and share information about their traditions, activities and work in a large Interfaith Fair which will be held in the foyer of the BP Lecture Theatre. Organisations, communities and institutions wishing to host a stall at our interfaith fair can still register through an official form which can be found here. Stall spaces will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.
The British Museum is the UK's most visited attraction and a majority of the items on its display can be traced back to various religious backgrounds and sacred practices. The Interfaith Music Festival will encourage visitors to look at the museum's exhibition not just in terms of cultural diversity and archeology, but through the glasses of faith and interfaith traditions. At the same time, the festival's main objective remains, as in previous years, the promotion of interfaith understanding, respect and dialogue by bringing people of all different faith backgrounds together through the universal language of music.