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Sunday 24 Mar 2019 at 11:00 am

From Mogadishu to Manchester: my journey to freedom – with a guest speaker, who will be talking about the Somali civil war and its effects on Somali society, her experience of growing up first in an orthodox, conservative Islamic family, then finding Reform Judaism and her new adventures, combining story, tradition and a lifelong passion for food.

Our speaker was born in Mogadishu, Somalia, in 1981. Following the civil war, she traveled extensively to Djibouti, Yemen, Canada and eventually to the UK in her late teens. She studied biological science at the University of Manchester and then found her way to private banking, qualifying as an Investment Advisor. In 2018 she applied for series 15 of Masterchef and took part in the amateur’s competition. Amal has since launched a company – Amal’s Pantry, inspired by her Somali heritage, her travels and her lifelong passion for cooking.

Tea, coffee and bagels available from 10.30am