Freedom Studios at the Bradford Literature Festival 2019!


Writing Working Class Women  -Saturday 29th June 5-6.15pm Bradford City Hall

Join Lisa Holdsworth, writer and adaptor of Black Teeth and a Brilliant Smile, a novel about Andrea Dunbar’s life, and Dr Beth Johnson of University of Leeds, as they discuss Dunbar’s legacy, and examine what has changed—and what has remained the same—for working-class women writers and representations of working-class women on stage and screen.

Street Voices Showcase – Tuesday 2nd July 7pm Theatre in the Mill

A showcase of four new plays by writers on Freedom Studios Street Voices writing course.

Lump by Kieran Launder
Does That Really Go On There by Kat Martin
The Tigers Come At Night by Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan (This piece has been withdrawn)
Spirits by Gemma Bedeau

Introduction to Writing Plays – Sunday 7th July 3-5pm Theatre in the Mill

Ever sat watching a TV drama and thought “I can do that!”? In this fun and informative two-hour workshop for playwrights of all levels, participants will get the chance to learn the fundamentals of writing a play, including creating characters, plotting, writing dynamic dialogue, and more. Led by co-artistic director of Freedom Studios Alex Chisholm, and Bradford playwright Kamal Kaan, this workshop will include engaging writing exercises and discussions of the playwriting process, from start to finish.

More information on all the Bradford Literature Events here: https://www.bradfordlitfest.co.uk/

Statement on The Tigers Come At Night by Suhaiymah Manzoor-Kham

Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan has decided to withdraw her piece The Tigers Come at Night from the Freedom Studios showcase as part of the Bradford Literature Festival 2019. This is due to issues over Building a Stronger Britain Together (BSBT) funding from the Home Office, part of their Counter Extremism programme, accepted by BLF for parts of their community outreach programme. Freedom Studios fully respects Suhaiymah’s decision and will work to ensure there is another opportunity for this piece to be seen in Bradford. It does not affect any other Freedom Studios event as part of the Bradford Literature Festival 2019.

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