Nasima Begum is a performance poet, producer, actor and creative practitioner writing about loss, the feminine and spirituality and championing community. Nasima’s journey from Contact participant to Patron has involved membership of the Capital project advisory group Con:Struct, the Creative Experts pool and performances with poetry collective Young Identity, for whom she is now a Trustee. Following a Jerwood Creative Fellowship, collaborations with Manchester Literature and Manchester International Festivals, Nasima is currently developing her first script exploring what it means to be a British Muslim woman in the current political climate, supported by Factory International.
“Contact has been an important part of my journey as an artist and I’m looking forward to supporting the next generation of talent that emerges.”
Commission Announcement: Contact Commission Census by Malandra Jacks5 May 2023Contact are delighted to be supporting the first full-length production by the uber talented duo Malandra Jacks.
Announcing our new food and drink partner: ARMR Café and Kitchen lands at contact27 April 2023Full of heart and soul, think jackfruit burgers, warming curries and Jamaican classics. We’re over the moon to announce that ARMR will be taking up residence in our café and kitchen in 2023! Relocating from their beloved café, health…
Call Out: 50 Hours of Freedom Artist Residency11 May 2023Contact and Manchester International Festival are looking for three Greater Manchester-based, non-binary artists to participate in a 50-hour artistic lock-in at Contact.