Make Work Artist, Sid Akbar to premiere Besharam [Shame-LESS] at Kala Sangam

Our 2022 Make Work artist, Sid Akbar will be premiering his debut show at Kala Sangam from 7 to 10 June 2023


Besharam [Shame-LESS]

Wed 7 – Sat 10 Jun | 7.30pm | Pay What You Decide
Kala Sangam Arts Centre

SHAME: The Final Frontier

These are the voyages of the starship Besharam [Shame-LESS]

Join Captain Sid Akbar, on a mission to explore cultural identity, to seek out an open, queer life, to boldly F*** what other people think, and choose to be themselves.

Besharam [Shame-LESS] tells a personal and political story in a playful and honest way; a story of growing up in Bradford, wishing it was safe and acceptable to be yourself, and wondering if the future you long for is just science fiction.

Sid faces reality, explores alternatives, and explodes the limitations of family, faith and culture. Beyond shame are survival, healing and fabulous rainbows of possibility. Join Sid’s journey, to take up space like no queer, brown, Bradfordian has done before.

Besharam [Shame-LESS] is the debut show of Dhamaka Artscommissioned by Bradford Producing Hub’s Make Work grants, with funding support from Bradford City Council and Arts Council England.

Note – contains strong language and sensitive themes that may not be suitable for some audiences.

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