Shereen is a cultural producer living in Manchester. She’s been working with In Place Of War since May 2016, so far she’s delivered In Place Of War’s first film festival CREATE Film Festival in 4 venues in Manchester working with the local Congolese, Syrian, Kurdish and Hip Hop communities. She did artist liaison and Marketing & PR for the Power Of Hip Hop series at RichMix and produced NAFASI Week UK in October 2016. Her main project for In Place Of War is IPOW’s all female festival project Voices Of The Revolution, this year titled GRRRL.
Shereen graduated from University of Manchester in 2011 where she studied IPOW’s work as part of her Drama & English degree and the project has fascinated her ever since. Her background is in theatre with, about and for refugees and her interests are in the arts as a vehicle for social change.
Shereen’s previously worked for Contact Theatre in Manchester working on their Capital redevelopment and has led their Heritage Lottery Fund project Making Contact where she and a team of young people interviewed over 70 Contact ‘alumni’ about their journey with the building. She has also worked for Asia Triennial Manchester as their Project Co-Ordinator in 2014, Islington Mill as their Visual Arts Co-Ordinator & Capital Co-Ordinator and Community Arts North West as an intern. In her free time Shereen runs her passion project Video Jam, a film and music night based in Manchester that has been running for the past 4 years working with local artists. Shereen is about to study an MA in Art & Politics at Goldsmiths, incorporating her work with In Place Of War.