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Freedom Studios – BD Stories


Freedom Studios present two new, 30-minute plays celebrating the stories and cultures of Bradford.

No. 4 by Asma Elbadawi – Fatima and Sarah are best friends, playing together on their college basketball team, but the arrival of new girl Wafa from Sudan stirs up secrets and makes new rivalries.

Pashto Thriller by Aina Khan – It’s 1980s Bradford, and Hawa Jaan is struggling with having to wear a sari to school, and her secret love of Michael Jackson’s music. When Bibi comes to visit from Pakistan, grandmother and granddaughter find more in common than they thought.

Asma Elbadawi is a British Sudanese poet, basketball player and a global Adidas Brand Ambassador. Her dual cultural heritage deeply influences her creativity, paired with international development and female empowerment.

Aina J Khan is a writer and journalist who has been published in The Guardian, Al Jazeera English, VOGUE Arabia, Financial Times, and VICE Munchies. Raised in west London, she moved to west Bradford at fifteen, and has been straddling the north and south ever since.

Supported by Amal (a Saïd Foundation programme).

The majority of performances at Kala Sangam are Pay What You Decide, which means you don’t have to pay until after you have seen a show!

They want to encourage more people to come and see shows at Kala Sangam, more often. Pay What You Decide not only allows you to pay what you can afford, rather than a fixed ticket price, but also removes the financial risk of buying a ticket for a show in advance without knowing whether you are going to enjoy it or not.

Tickets are available to book in advance as usual, but there is no obligation for you to pay until after you have seen the show. You can then decide on a price which you think is suitable based on your experience, which means if you haven’t enjoyed it at all, you don’t have to pay anything.

All money collected helps pay the artists who have performed.

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