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An exciting new project working with Muslim women and girls in St Pauls, Bristol has begun in September 2021. Using audio technology, the group will record their own podcast, reflecting on issues relevant to them. Both groups will also discuss childhood, providing insight into the different experiences for the women who grew up in Somali, in contrast to the girls who have grown up here in Bristol.

The project will be led by acta Associate Mohamed Jama Hassan and Hibo Rooble, alongside acta’s Ingrid Jones and Sara Snook.

Why this project now?

This pilot project utilises audio and radio technology, meaning audiences can access the podcasts wherever they are. With such a turbulent past 18 months, we are excited to create content that will be accessible to a wide range of audiences, at a time that suits them.

Keep an ear out – the podcasts are likely to be available early 2022.

We’ve done lots with Muslim women from different communities; they like sharing stories but sometimes feel uncomfortable on stage, so this was a solution, a way to capture the stories and communicate easily. We’ve been wanting to make it happen for many years and are so pleased that this has happened!

Sara Snook, acta Creative Producer

Get involved

Do you know someone who may be interested? Or perhaps you’d like to join? We’d love to hear from you.

Both groups meet in St Pauls, Bristol – times and days below:

  • Girls yrs 7-9: Tuesdays 4.30pm-6.00pm
  • Women: Fridays 10.30am-12.00pm

Contact sara: sara@acta-bristol.com or call 0117 9532448 for more.