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Community Facilitators

Part of our work has been to discover narratives within the British Pakistani and Bangladeshi communities in Birmingham, to update our understanding of contemporary culture, people’s engagement with the city and experience of the city’s cultural life.

As well as working to understand these communities generally, we looked in particular at historically under-represented groups and voices including the voices and views of women, those with connections with Kashmir and the voices of young British Bangladeshi and Pakistani people.

The research reports are available to download:

Transforming Narratives Community Facilitation – emerging themes.

Bangladeshi artist voice Author: Aftab Rahman, Legacy WM

Bangladeshi community voice Author: Mohammed Ali, Soul City Arts

Pakistani artist and community voice Author: Dr Karamat Iqbal and Kalaboration

The Voice of Birmingham-based Kashmiri communities Author: Shafaq Hussain & Associates

Women's voice - Bangladeshi, Kashmiri and Pakistani. Author: Musurut Dar

Young people's voice Author: Aisha Mahmood

Thanks to our Community Facilitators who carried out the research: Aftab Rahman, Aisha Mahmood, Dr Karamat Iqbal, Mohammed Ali, Mukhtar Dar, Musurut Dar, Shafaq Hussain, and to Irna Qureshi for producing the overarching summary.

Note: The views and opinions expressed in these reports are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the policies or position of Transforming Narratives, Culture Central, the British Council or Arts Council England.