Syima Aslam co-founded the Bradford Literary Festival with Irna Qureshi,  combining their passion for books and film to create a cultural and literary extravaganza celebrating the written and spoken word. It had 10,000 visitors in its launch year (2015), 32,000 in 2016, and 50,000 in 2017 – and recently hosted over 500 speakers in more than 400 sessions for this year’s event in June. To read more click here.