After a two week break, our Insta sessions return with Kamil Mahmood on Tuesday 16 June. Join us live on our Insta page from 7.30-8pm UK time for relaxed conversation and performance!
Kamil Mahmood is a poet, spoken word and visual Artist born and raised in Birmingham. His work explores identity, community, Islam, the British Pakistani Diaspora, masculinity and international activism. He combines contemporary commentary with narratives of the often overlooked and unheard, championing words as tools for change.
He has worked with organisations including Beatfreeks, Birmingham REP, Ummahsonic, Sampad and the National Heritage Memorial Fund, and has performed with Out-Spoken Live, on BBC Asian Network, at the Midlands Arts Centre, the Birmingham Hippodrome, Ikon Gallery as well as Cheltenham and Verve Poetry Festivals. He has been described as a wordsmith of the ages whose lyrics permeate the zeitgeist and a promising prospect for the UK Poetry scene.
His debut collection ‘Mute Men’ was published by Verve Poetry Press in 2019. This session will be hosted by Matt Abbott.