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4th Review ~ ‘Cuts Of The Cloth’!!

4th Review of Cuts Of The Cloth! I love reading them but can’t help noticing that the fact that the play is a collaborative process, sometimes slips under the radar for some!

Its so important to acknowledge the team it takes to put something like this together! Yes written and performed by me but I want to reiterate it’s also co-created/directed by Nikki Mailer who was producing too 💪🏼( since we are a small team of two at Outside The Frame Arts ) with Kooj Chuhan on soundscapes & visuals, Andrea Pazos working on our set, Kalpa Vriksha who marketed with 🔥and the brilliant team at HOME making this come together! Special thanks to Carla Henry, Elmi Ali and Sarah Yaseen who were part of its development last year during the work in progress as well as Keke Thompson and Alison Surtees who supported and funded our work through Futures Venture that has made all our Outside The Frame’s work possible. Hats off to The Royal Exchange for giving us rehearsal space too! And a heartfelt thanks to all my friends who had to listen to my ‘imposter syndrome’ anxieties throughout the process!

We’re excited to see what comes of this so if you know any theatres or funders that would whip this up – let us know! oh and here’s the review!!!


Cuts of the Cloth – HOME, Manchester – THE PLAY’S THE THING

Have a read of this review about our Outside The Frame Art’s ‘Cuts Of The Cloth’ play showcased at Home Theatre & Arts Centre for PUSH Festival this weekend!

Cuts of the Cloth – HOME, Manchester – THE PLAY’S THE THING
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Outside The Frame Arts ‘Anti-Oppression Movement Workshop’ – Oct 2018

Have a read of Outside The Frame Arts blog about our Anti-Oppression Movement workshop last October. Heavily focussed on racism, sexism and intersectionality, the workshop brought together many women of colour! Click on the link to hear all about it!

FTRW NOVEMBER Write Up – Burning Eye Books

by Synth Void Find the Right Words is certainly THE place to be on a third Wednesday evening. If you can take yourself Upstairs at The Western around 7:30pm, you will find a vast array of poets (and a dog, if you’re lucky!) from in and out of Leicester, delivering words to make you laugh,…
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The Celox and The Clot: Hafsah Aneela Bashir | DESIblitz Review! And where I’ll be next!

So I was quite stoked to read what DesiBlitz had to say about my debut poetry collection, The Celox And The Clot published by Burning Eye Books. It’s always interesting to see how your words land with readers and is a vital part of the creative process that can be at times, both rewarding and terrifying.

As a writer, you won’t always produce your best, you’ll question yourself, feel imposter syndrome like no other or feel totally elated that you’ve nailed something. I’m accepting that these highs and lows are all part of personal growth and development. And there are no failings – just learnings! So, it was lovely to read a review that looked at the collection with fresh eyes enabling me to discover new things about my own writing too. The links at the bottom!

If you want to catch me performing live, I’ll be sharing my poems in Leicester on the 21st of November at the Find The Right Words poetry event run by the amazing poet and host Jess Green alongside fellow headliner – nationally acclaimed, Dr Rosy Carrick. To book tickets, click on the link!

And before I forget, Manchester Metropoliton University have just announced this!

‘We’re thrilled to be hosting @MuslimWritersUK on 30th November for a special event with Hafsah Aneela Bashir reading from her new #poetry collection The Celox and the Clot. Tickets strictly limited – book now :

Pop in after work or uni or take a break from what you’re doing for a poetic start to your weekend! Hope to see some of you there – till then, grab that brew, put your feet up and have a read!

‘Hafsah Aneela Bashir’s The Celox and The Clot challenges but inspires as the poems tackle hard-hitting issues with unforgettable imagery.’
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