Fifth Word, one of the East Midlands leading theatre companies for new writing, is seeking young Muslim women and girls living in Nottingham, to take part in an innovative project that will accompany the premiere of a theatre production on a national tour.
See Me is an inspirational living history project funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, recruiting Muslim young women in Nottingham and training them in a range of creative skills including- oral history skills, photography, filming and videography. These workshops are free and take place across February half-term, (13th-16th).
Once trained, they will meet and interview inspirational women of Muslim heritage who live in the city of Nottingham. Using their new skills, they will interview and photograph these women, which in turn will be produced as podcasts- hosted by the young participants. The See Me podcasts will be launched to coincide with the opening of Fifth Word’s new touring theatre production Liberation Squares.
Alongside the See Me podcasts, an exciting touring pop-up exhibition, (featuring the stories of the interviewees) will be launched. First at five Nottingham libraries spread across the city, and then touring with the production of Liberation Squares- April-June 24.
The inspiring stories from the interviews will also be made into a graphic novel anthology, to be printed and made available to borrow from any Nottingham library, and accessible online via Fifth Word’s website.