First time I actually made it down to Young Identity’s One Mic Stand, IV Slam Special featuring guest poets Tony Walsh and Mali Hayes at Contact Theatre, Manchester. If you haven’t been yet make sure you put the next one in for your diaries. Brilliant performances to include Elmi Ali, Reece Williams with his hat totally on point, Saquib Chowdhury, Keisha who was absolutely phenomenal and I even decided to test a new piece titled ‘A Muslim Mother’s Advice – How Not To Be A Terrorist’ on open-mic too.. 🙂
It is not often enough that we hear of Jews and Muslims being under the same roof
in the same book sharing their creative and cultural heritage.
On Sunday 22nd of November I will be sharing my poetry at this event. Come and join in the love with other guest poets and writers for the evening, Sherry Ashworth, Becky Prestwich Hine, Julia Davis, Yasmin Babiker, Jacqueline Lewis and Shamshad Khan.
The collection was produced by Commonword under their Crocus books inprint.
This festival in Bradford has been such a culmination of wonderful writers, thinkers, artists and experts from all over the world with topics exploring race, faith and culture. A true celebration of literature, history and the arts, I enjoyed myself thoroughly, met some AMAZING people and learnt so much! Can’t wait for the next one! X
What a wonderful turnout and a brilliant opportunity to share poems with some truly inspirational people organised by Manchester University ISOC! The night was pizza filled, mocktailed and full of spiritually lyrical bliss! I performed, as did the soulful Yasmin Babiker, the hard hitting Naima Ali and the inspiring Asma Shatwan! And a visit to Whitworth Art Gallery was the cherry on top! Amazing place if you haven’t been yet! X