Sidelines to Centre Stage by Abda Khan is a showcase of creative writing produced by female survivors of abuse, trauma, and incarceration. Abda has worked with women at Birmingham and Solihull Women’s Aid refuges, and with women assisted by the Muslim Women in Prison Project in Bradford. Through a series of creative writing workshops, the women have produced work that brings to life their wide-ranging experiences; domestic violence, ‘honour’ abuse, FGM, homelessness, love, loss, hope, and much more.

Come along and watch and listen to actors perform these gripping stories and poems on stage, and be a part of this unique journey, which unearths the hidden stories of these incredibly brave women.

Funded by Arts Council England and The National Lottery and supported by Sampad.

About The Speaker

Abda Khan

Abda Khan is a lawyer turned writer. Booklist (USA) described her novel Stained as the “contemporary Tess of the d’Urbervilles”. Abda was Highly Commended in the Arts & Culture category of the Nat West Asian Women of Achievement Awards 2017.