Four Dholis And A Divorce

Four Dholis And A Divorce
Fri 29 Sep 23
Fri 29 Sep 23

Four Dholis And A Divorce (work-in-progress) Written & Performed by Hafsah Aneela Bashir

Directed by Julia Samuels        Audio /Visual Design by Amy J Townsend-Lowcock

The long-awaited perfomance piece Four Dholis And A Divorce is finally here!

Join a unique gathering of women for a dholki night that promises to keep you entertained with witty humour and captivating story-telling by writer and performer Hafsah Aneela Bashir. Experience traditional folk songs sat around the dholki drum taking you through a rollercoaster ride of emotions. With infectious energy and remarkable skill, the plan is to have you singing and clapping your heart out!

Commissioned by Manchester Independents and supported by The Royal Exchange Theatre and mental health charity Awakening Minds with early seed development by SICK! Festival, this performance piece explores marriage, divorce and mental health.

As a work-in-progress, you’ll get a sneak peek into the making of a phenomenal show. We want to share with you the hows and whys, what we explored and what we plan to do next.

Join us on Fri Sep 29 2023 at 19:00 at the Rochdale Ukranian Centre 15 Mere Street, Rochdale, OL11 1HJ where you’ll experience the performance, we’ll have a short panel talk and then we’ll all eat together. Please note this is a ticketed, women’s only event ( the price of tickets is to help us cover the cost of food ).

So, mark your calendars and bring your friends and family ( yes we mean all your chachis, nanis, pehna, navasiyah, teeyah, mavah ) for an unforgettable evening of laughter and entertainment. Don’t miss out! Dress bright! See you there!

Hafsah Aneela Bashir
Hafsah Aneela Bashir is an award winning Manchester-based poet, playwright & producer originally from East London. Founder and co-director of Outside The Frame Arts, she is passionate about championing voices outside the mainstream, challenging the gatekeepers of knowledge and increasing diverse representation within the arts. She is a Board Trustee for Manchester City Of Literature, is currently the Community Producer for the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race & Education Trust in Manchester Central Library and is the founder of the innovative Poetry Health Service providing free poetry panaceas as a tool for connection and healing.
2 hours