Our annual international mushaira, hosted in partnership with the Yorkshire Adabee Forum, has been mesmerising and delighting festival audiences since the very beginning.

A beloved part of North Indian, Pakistani and Deccan culture for over three centuries, the mushaira is an intellectual forum, showcasing the most talented and innovative Urdu-speaking poets. In this special mushaira recorded in 2020, explore the rich cultural heritage of the Urdu language with the brightest stars of Urdu poetry from the comfort of your own home.

This event features Ambareen Haseeb Ambar, Hameeda Shaheen and Tehzeeb Hafi from Pakistan, Tahir Faraz from India, Atif Tauqeer from Germany and Ghazal Ansari and Ishtiaq Mir from the UK.