Ramadan in Lockdown Luton film
Part of Revoluton Arts' Bury Park residency
A Revoluton Arts / Wellcome Collection co-commission
Join us for an evening of film, monologue and conversation inspired by stories of ‘touch’ from Bury Park.
Conceived and written by award-winning actor and playwright Sudha Bhuchar.
Ramadan in Lockdown Luton — short film premiere
This crowdsourced short film was compiled from video footage submitted by people in Luton observing Ramadan in lockdown conditions, telling the story through the lens of ‘touch’.
The film chronicles the story of this holy month and highlights the poignancy of exploring ‘touch’ at a time when we are experiencing ‘absence of touch’.
What is lost and what has been gained from not being able to be communal and tactile as normal?
The submissions we received were moving and poignant in their insight into the lives of Lutonians during Ramadan.
The paradoxes and unique circumstances we find ourselves in were made apparent through the sadness of not seeing loved ones alongside the joys of finding new ways to connect.
The film is edited/curated by Lydia Howe (director of Creative Bury Park film).
The Eid Hug monologue and personal reflections
At this event, award-winning actor and playwright Sudha Bhuchar will also share a new monologue, ‘The Eid Hug’, performed by Naveed Khan.
Sudha will also share her reflections of celebrating Eid in her multi-faith/secular extended family, living a convivial multicultural life.
Live Q & A
After the film and performances, there will be a Q & A and open discussion with many of the participants who sent submissions for the film, chaired by Revoluton Arts’ Community Activist, Imrana Mahmood.
Register to take part in the Q & A on Zoom.
Zoom and Facebook Live.
Suitable for all ages.