Masculinity and Representation:
Do you Really Get Me?

Wed 31 May, 7pm. Doors open 6:30pm

Rivington Place

London, UK

Event, £3

Discussion, spoken word and photography exploring how young, working class, British Muslim men are reclaiming their identities from the mainstream media.

Join us for an evening where speakers and audience members will talk about their experiences, and how self expression can be a form of resistance.

Part of our exhibition Mahtab Hussain: You Get Me?, addressing the contested political terrain of race and representation, respect and cultural difference.

About the evening

This event will take place at Autograph ABP's Shoreditch building.

Doors will open at 6:30 for a special after-hours viewing of our exhibition You Get Me?.

At 7pm, we will move to the second floor gallery for the event, featuring Mim Shaikh, Sabah ChoudreyHussein Kesvani, Zia Ahmed and Mahtab Hussain. The discussions and performance will be followed by a Q&A with the audience.


Mim Shaikh is an award winning broadcaster based in London. He has a weekly show on BBC Asian Network exploring eclectic range of music as well as incorporating the music and panel debates around the topics that matter for young British Asians.  

Hussein Kesvani is a columnist at VICE and freelance journalist who has written for publications such as The GuardianThe Indepndent and Buzzfeed. He is co-host of No Country for Brown Men, which he describes as 'A podcast about being a twenty-something British Asian, and not being a doctor, lawyer or accountant (Sorry, Mum).'

Zia Ahmed is from North West London. He is a London Laureate, having been shortlisted to be the Young Poet Laureate for London 2015/16. He is a former Roundhouse Poetry Slam champion.

Sabah Choudrey is a queer Muslim social justice fighter, and currently works with METRO Charity and Gendered Intelligence in London doing Trans Youth Support Work. Sabah gave a TEDx talk in Brixton 2015 sharing their experiences of being a hairy brown girl, an angry brown man and a queer brown person. One of the co-founders of Trans Pride Brighton. Sabah has been published on The Huffington Post, Black Girl Dangerous and writes on

Mahtab Hussain. Hussain’s photographs explore the critical question of identity among young working-class British Asian men. His work is widely acclaimed, recently appearing in The GuardianThe New York Times, and BBC News. He is currently a PhD candidate at Nottingham Trent University.

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Autograph ABP
Rivington Place

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The main entrance is on the side of the building.

We are located in the heart of Shoreditch, a short walk from Old Street, Liverpool Street and Shoreditch High Street stations.
Buses: 26, 43, 48, 55, 67, 149, 205, 242 and 271

Rivington Place is fully accessible, with step-free access to all areas of the building.