Noah’s Pudding Celebration in Brighton with the Participation of Cllr Bill Randall

Open to Everyone
Free to Attend

Norton Road, HOVE, BN3 4AH

Cllr Bill Randall

Mayor of Brighton & Hove Councillor

Bill Randall is married to Heather and they have three children and six grandchildren. One son apart, his family lives in Brighton and Hove. His many interests include jazz, the opera, the theatre, the cinema, cricket and the countryside. He played regular club football until he was 45 and now enjoys watching Arsenal and the Albion.

This event invites local people to come together and experience the Anatolian Muslim tradition of ‘Noah’s Pudding’. Short speeches will be given by our guest speakers, followed by time to enjoy one another’s company over a delicious dessert and other refreshments.

The basis of annual Dialogue Society grassroots activities, ‘Noah’s Pudding’ celebrates the common heritage of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. It also provides a tasty way of bringing people together regardless of culture, religion, or worldview.

The pudding is traditionally made around the Muslim festival of Ashura. According to Muslim prophetic tradition, it was on the day of Ashura that Adam and Eve were created, that Moses (peace be upon him) and his community were saved from the Pharaoh’s army, and that day Noah’s (peace be upon him) ark was saved from the flood. The Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him) fasted on the day of Ashura, and many Muslims continue to follow this example. Noah’s Pudding represents the meal Prophet Noah is said to have made for the inhabitants of the ark when it came to rest on dry land, using the remnants of their food supplies.