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Hafsah AneelaBashir

Hafsah Aneela Bashir

Hafsah Aneela Bashir is an award-winning Manchester-based poet, playwright and producer.

The commission: Ede: Past and Present
 
Hafsah explains:
"My commission will take the Muslim Festival of Eid from being celebrated intimately with family and friends privately, right into the heart of a public space by encouraging the local community to submit their stories.

I’m keen to shine a light on how Eid celebrations, cultural practises and family dynamics have changed over the decades and contributed to the rich fabric of society we have today.

A gallery exhibition will explore both pre- and post-millennium traditional family photographs accompanied by a soundscape of community voices talking about the importance of Eid and what it means to them."

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