Our show Waswasa was drawn to a close in September to packed audiences at the Birmingham Hippodrome. We are now inviting you to join us in the new home of Soul City Arts – a 4000 square-foot warehouse space in the heart of Sparkbrook, Birmingham.We are hosting a special Waswasa Reflection & Sharing event on Friday 21st October from 6-8pm in our space for those who attended the Waswasa show, as well as those that didn’t. There will be videos played from the show, script readings, as well as sharing of our journey of how Waswasa came about.
On completing the show creator of Waswasa and Soul City Arts Artistic Director said, “I wanted to boldly and unashamedly create a celebration of Islamic prayer and portray it in a form never seen before. For too long many have had to constantly code-switch and leave our faith and culture off the table, suppress it and keep it hidden from public view. That time is over and that’s why Waswasa was needed”.
This unique sharing event reopens the immersive ‘prayer tunnel’ of floating graffited prayer mats inscribed with the deepest thoughts of the community. If you missed it, this is your chance to see it again.This sharing event will recreate elements of the show, a lively discussion with the show’s creators and creatives as well as another chance to see the world famous Birmingham Qur’an on display in our space.The event is completely FREE but registration is required: Click to Register.We look forward to reflecting & sharing with you!
Soul City Arts brings stories, voices and realities of an often unheard community into extraordinary spaces as we transformed the Patrick Studio into a part art installation, part performance space and part exhibition.
The evening kicked off with two performances led by lead actor Mustafa Chaudhary as audiences moved from the prayer tunnel, immersing their thoughts in the thoughts and prayers of others, evoking an emotional connection with people they have never met before.