I am delighted to be sharing the panel with various artists who work within the community to actively inspire social change.
Ismail Khalidi’s brazen ‘Tennis in Nablus’ from the Inside/Outside Anthology is partially a comedy that looks for laughs in an area of the world marked by centuries of bloodshed and hard feelings. In its world premiere production at the Alliance Hertz Stage, Tennis in Nablus courts controversy with its witty treatment of the Holy Land’s history.
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I was honoured to be on the panel as an observer at the finals of Manchester Muslim Prep School’s judging day joined by the powerhouse of a woman called Mrs Mohammed, Head of Islamic High School For Girls and Zahid Hussain, acclaimed author and social entrepreneur. Joined by inspirational teachers, Head of the PreP, Mrs Ali and Geo Tv to cover the day, the children’s efforts were fantastic. Many showed confidence and talent in their field of entry. Brilliant to see how this inspiring generation will no doubt be excellent citizens contributing to the society they live in. Very very proud x
I had a wonderful time in Dewsbury today where I was invited to read some of my poetry at an event hosted by the Yorkshire Adabee Forum. Ghazals, sketches, poetry, shayree and much more were a pleasure to watch and be part of. Met some very inspiring women of the community and some individuals truly committed to making change. Listening to Seema Ghazal, renowned playwrite and poet was a delight. Ghazal Ansari also delivered poetry. Looking forward to seeing them all again! Highlight? My trophy 🙂 x