Shows: Thursday 8 November 2012, 7.30pm, John Stanley Bell Lecture Theatre, D Floor, Richmond Building, University of Bradford (join us at 7pm for refreshments before the reading).
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Theatre in the Mill specialises in supporting artists to realise their vision. We are very happy to be working alongside Chol Theatre to support the development of this new work by ethnographer and social commentator, Irna Qureshi, part lecture, part performance, which explores love and marriage in West Yorkshire’s South Asian communities.
“It’s 1990 and I’m 23 years old, just ripe for marriage. We’ve had one or two proposals and it’s decision time. I close my eyes and I see two clear paths laid out before me….”
An epic journey into love and marriage narrated by three generations of Muslim women, Cartographies of Love is based on rare and intimate conversations with South Asian women from West Yorkshire. It reveals the universal truths about long term relationships that anyone can relate to and the experience of marriage that unifies millions of women around the world. Join us for a post-show discussion with writer and ethnographer Irna Qureshi, led by Iain Bloomfield, Artistic Director of Theatre in the Mill.
Born in Keighley and brought up on the Canterbury Estate, Bradford, Irna is an ethnographer and writer whose blog ‘Bollywood in Britain’ celebrates and explores both her life experience and love for Bollywood films.