Hafsah Aneela Bashir Presents The Other ‘P’ Word


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First streamed on Wednesday 27 May at 7.30pm BST on our  YouTube channel

Inspired by our Festival in My House series, we invited Manchester artists to create their own micro-international festivals at home, then stream them for us during the lockdown, live and for free. On Wednesday 27 May, we asked what role a poet can play during these troubled times…

Every day at 2.30pm, acclaimed Manchester-based poet Hafsah Aneela Bashir connected with the world with a live reading on Instagram sharing poetry and short stories. For MIF Live, she joined forces with Kansas-based poet Aisha Sharif for a transatlantic reading and conversation covering poetry, panaceas, power and the pandemic, over here and over there. Watch the recorded broadcast for new poetic perspectives on the pandemic.

Supported by Manchester International Festival.

All parts of this broadcast will have closed captioning available on YouTube – you will be able to turn these on for yourself in Settings.
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