Safwan is a young Birmingham based creative, specialising within photography and film. Leading the creation of varied digital content that engages an online audience via website, social media and other digital platforms. He also deals with event pre-planning, logistics and delivery in our Port Hope space.

Jez Collins

Board Member - BIRMINGHAM -

The founder/director of the Birmingham Music Archive C.I.C. Collins brings experience in community engagement, academic research, creative and cultural policy & strategy and experience within the built environment, development, planning and regeneration sectors.

Redwan Begh

Board Member - BIRMINGHAM -

Redwan engages senior executives to translate their business strategy into action, by shaping and leading the delivery of the most challenging strategic change. His focus as a board member has been on business planning and performance.

Mohammed Ali MBE

Founder and Artistic Director - BIRMINGHAM -

Mohammed conceived and developed the Soul City Arts brand over 15 years ago. He is a world renowned graffiti artist and curator who believes passionately in bringing art to everyday people.

Executive Director - LONDON -

A dedicated senior, arts professional with a highly successful background in Festivals, Theatre, Music and Dance. Rajpal joins Soul City Arts to lead our evolution and expansion as an organization as well as help realize our ‘Elevate’ phase.

Helga Henry

Development Consultant - BIRMINGHAM -

A skilled leader of groups, event host and speaker, Helga is a specialist in bringing strategy to life by building communication skills and confidence.

Dr. James Hodkinson

Academic Collaborator - WARWICK -

James is a Reader in German Studies at the University of Warwick. His research specialism is Islam in European history and culture. He works at connecting academia meaningfully with society through arts and outreach programmes.

Manpreet Darroch

Creative Producer - BIRMINGHAM -

A radio host and youth engagement and communications specialist, Manpreet designs and develops artistic programmes to reach new audiences. He is passionate about arts and social justice.

Richard Badderley

Graphic Designer - ISTANBUL -

A design, photography and video specialist, Richard works with Soul City Arts on its marketing and online presence.

Matt Reeves

Production Designer - BIRMINGHAM -

An artist in his own right, Matt has supported Soul City Arts to deliver projects from stage design through to constructing sets for our immersive experiences.