See Me

Fifth Word presents a new podcast series and touring exhibition

Fifth Word presents a new podcast series and touring exhibition

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SEE ME
PODCAST
SERIES

Fifth Word’s ‘See Me’ Podcast is a weekly show that will provide you with an insight into the lives of some of the most inspirational Muslim women living in Nottingham.

The original interviews were recorded on camera between February- March 2024 by Muslim girls aged 12-15.  You can view the filmed interviews on each of the episode pages here, and in person at Nottingham Local Studies Library where they are archived for future generations to access. 

See Me celebrates inspiring women of Muslim heritage in Nottingham. Their stories, their voices, have been captured by the younger generation to be treasured.

This project was part of Fifth Word’s ‘SEE ME’ living history project funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, in partnership with Nottingham Libraries and supported by Nottingham Playhouse. 

All episodes are available for free on major listening platforms. Some interviews contain sensitive subject matter including references to violence and racism.

This project has been supported by the National Lottery’s Heritage Fund.

From influencers and artists to teachers and even a firefighter, each episode will feature an interview between a young creative of Muslim heritage, and an inspirational Muslim woman from Nottingham. 

This podcast is part of a living history project aimed at capturing the stories of Muslim women living in Nottingham today. You are invited to learn about how each of these remarkable women have overcome barriers in life to pursue their dreams and find their authentic purpose in life.The episodes are inspiring, honest and, at times, funny and infuriating as they explore what it feels like to be a Muslim woman today.

All Episodes

Listen to each episode directly on its page, download to your device or subscribe using your favourite service. Transcripts of each podcast are available on each Episode page.

Available here

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Episode 1.

Nergis Ahmed
Coming soon

Episode 2.

Maliha Ali
Coming soon

Episode 3.

Fatou Keita
Coming soon

Episode 4.

Zarina Teli
Coming soon

Episode 5.

Saimah Zaharah
Coming soon

Episode 6.

Marwa Soliman
Coming soon

Episode 7.

Razia Maqbool
Coming soon

Episode 8.

Uroosa Arshid
Coming soon

Touring Exhibition

SEE ME

Interactive Touring Exhibition

April-Sept 2024

Admission Free

The pop-up exhibition toured to theatre venues we visited on our tour of Liberation Squares. It is also touring to the following Nottingham Libraries:

NOTTINGHAM LIBRARY TOUR

14th May – 20th June
ST ANN’S VALLEY LIBRARY,
NOTTINGHAM

17th May – 20th June
STRELLEY ROAD LIBRARY
NOTTINGHAM

24th June – 1st August
HYSON GREEN LIBRARY,
MARY POTTER CENTRE,
NOTTINGHAM

5th August – 29th August
LENTON LIBRARY,
RADFORD, NOTTINGHAM

8th July – 15th August
CLIFTON LIBRARY,
NOTTINGHAM

19th August – 27th September
BULWELL LIBRARY,
NOTTINGHAM

2nd September – 27th September
WOLLATON LIBRARY,
NOTTINGHAM

About

ABOUT
SEE ME

In partnership with Nottingham Libraries and supported by Nottingham Playhouse, SEE ME is an inspirational living history project funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. In February 2024 we recruited Muslim girls aged 15-22 in Nottingham to train them in oral history skills, photography, filming and audio recording. Equipped with these skills they then met and interviewed inspirational women of Muslim heritage in Nottingham. They filmed and recorded the interviews, and took portrait photographs of the interview subjects.

The resulting interviews and photographs are part of a new podcast series launching in June, and an exciting new touring pop-up exhibition. This interactive exhibition features a portrait image of each interviewee along with an illustration depicting a moment from their story. The exhibition launched at Nottingham Central Libraries and toured to venues on the ‘Liberation Squares’ tour over April-June 2024, and will tour to other local libraries across Nottingham until the end of Sept 2024.

The recorded original interviews and accompanying material will also be stored in Nottingham City Libraries archive so that future generations can access them. The project will help share personal experiences of women of Muslim heritage who have contributed to Nottingham’s social heritage.

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