Nasima Begum at the Pankhurst Centre
Join us for the latest in a series of talks by some of this year's Strong Manchester Women at The Pankhurst Centre,
Each year Manchester City Council celebrates International Women’s Day with their Strong Manchester Women campaign. The campaign recognises the achievements of some of Manchester’s women, and produces portraits which appear on billboards and posters across the city.
We're thrilled that some of these amazing women will be coming to the centre to discuss their work and their experience of the campaign. And they'll be talking against the backdrop of the original portraits, which are here on display at The Pankhurst Centre until June 2019.
On April 18, we welcome performance poet, producer and Jerwood Fellow Nasima Begum.
Nasima is a performance poet, producer and creative practitioner based in South Manchester. Her work explores issues of intersectionality and personal experience. Nasima is the Youth Development Coordinator at Manchester Bangladeshi Women’s Organisation where she works closely with young Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee girls promoting confidence and resilience. She is a board member of Young Identity, a spoken word collective for young people in Manchester. In January 2019, Nasima performed with some of the Young Identity cohort at the British Council’s BritLitBerlin Literature conference in Berlin. She has recently been awarded a Jerwood Creative Fellowship to make new work for Manchester International Festival in July 2019.