Mahtab Hussain, String Vest, Two Tears, Digbeth, Highgate

Creative Residencies

Academic in Residence

Tasawar Bashir (QRU – Qawwali Research Unit, University of Birmingham)

Tasawar and associates will map the abundance of Islamic sounds and music that occur in Hyson Green . He will explore what can be said about them and how they are experienced by intervewing local residents. During the year Tasawar will also share his academic journey, doctoral research on Sufi sound and music, in a series of talks, collaborations, and listening labs involving BEAST - a spectacularly impressive soundsystem - found in the dome of the award-winning Bramall building at the University of Birmingham. Are you part of the QRU?

Tasawar Bashir is doctoral researcher at the University of Birmingham. His adventures and studies in Modern Qawwali are funded by Midlands3Cities and AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership. More information


Artist Occupations

The Occupations Programme is an opportunity for local artists, groups and organisations to animate the space at NAE. This season we are working with:

Victoria Munro

Richard Kensington

Manushi Dance

Faiths in Action



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