BPF Spoken Word Poetry and Open Mic: Exploring Identity!

BPF Spoken Word Poetry and Open Mic: Exploring Identity!
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09/08/2018 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

DLT Lecture Theatre, SOAS University of London


Event Start Date:
10th July 2018
Event End Date:
10th July 2018
Event Venue:

Please join us for an evening showcasing British Pakistani spoken word artists and creatives exploring the concept of “identity”. Expect enjoyable and inspiring performances and an opportunity to connect with other creatives and learn about their experiences in the industry and their advice to those who wish to pursue a career within this field!


There will also be an opportunity for the audience to perform their spoken word poetry if they wish to do so!


This event will take place on 9th August from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the DLT Lecture Theatre, SOAS University of London, 10 Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square London WC1H 0XG


The following artists will be performing at this event:


Mizan ur Rahman (Mizan the Poet): Mizan is an activist, community worker and a spoken word poet. His poetry reflects his experiences as well as his views ranging from politics to religion. In his poems, he speaks from the victim’s or perpetrator’s point of view or about his own inspirational experiences. His inspirations also include the 13th-century Persian poet, Jalal al-Din Rumi. He has performed in events with Lyrically Challenged, Dark Sea Scrolls, and Lost 4 Words. He was featured on London Hott Radio Café. His poems are also featured on YouTube. He has even worked with Director Troy Kamal (Ego Free Music) for the Street hands organisation, a charity for children. He regularly performs at “Hope ‘n’ Mic” nights in London


Zain Haider Awan (Artist & Poet): Zain is working on creating a documentation and exhibition of the memories, thoughts and lives of the first wave of Muslim migrants to his home city of Peterborough. These being Pakistani men predominantly from the Azad Kashmir region of Pakistan. Having worked on a variety of projects concerned with Diaspora youth and British Muslim Identity, Zain is fascinated at how spaces, places and people interact in formulating and creating sophisticated and complex identities. How these identities then become part of cultures, subcultures and where appropriate these cultures clash and collide, or indeed mix and create.

More artists and details to follow soon…

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