ASTONish Masterclass with Javaad Alipoor

ASTONish presents a masterclass with Javaad Alipoor

Following a series of powerful Masterclasses from its sister programme RE:Present, Birmingham Hippodrome and Lara Ratnaraja would like to invite you to attend our ASTONish Masterclass with Javaad Alipoor, Northern Lines Artistic Director Please join us for this FREE event.

Javaad Alipoor is a writer, director and sometimes performer. He is Resident Associate Director at The Crucible Sheffield, where he will be directing next year, and Artistic Director of Northern Lines, a company he began working within hard-to-reach communities to make high quality professional practice shows that respond to big international political questions for non traditional audiences.

Javaad Alipoor

Javaad Alipoor


His latest work, Believers Are But Brothers examines violence, masculinity and extremism (supported by HOME, National Theatre Studio, Ovalhouse, TRANSFORM Festival and Theatre in the Mill). It won a Fringe First, a Lustrum Summerhall award and was nominated for a Total Theatre Aware at the Fringe 2017.

Previous work includes Orgreave: An English Civil War, about the Miners’ Strike and the Arab Spring and My Brother’s Country - about murdered Iranian pop icon Fereydoun Farrokhzad. His writing about politics and social theory have been published including in Khiyana: The Syrian Revolution (Unkant) and Fear And Friendship (Continuum), and his fiction and poetry is occasionally published in journals including Critical Muslim.


Twitter: @javaadalipoor



Here's what you need to know:

  • Date: Tuesday 24th October 2017

  • Time: 6pm - 8pm

  • Location: PWC Room, Birmingham Hippodrome, Thorp Street, B5 4TB

Spaces are limited so book your free place now via eventbrite