Samia Malik



Lead artist and creator of Finding a Voice, Heritage Lottery Funded multimedia DVD project created and disseminated to all schools in Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, and across the UK. Running of Art Tent at Dance Camp East.


Solo Exhibition for Norfolk and Norwich Fringe Festival at the Maddermarket Theatre. Performance for New Writing Partnership’s New Writing Worlds Literary Festival


Land of Hope and We Sinful Women: shows with live voice, music, video projections and text with Natyapriya Dance group. Group exhibition Make Art not War. Norfolk Open Studios as group


Jaago included in new CD compilation Freeness by Chris Ofili played at the Venice Biennale and London Architecture Week. Performance: Our World Festival. Creative Partnerships.


Release of CD Jaago – Wake Up as part of Norwich Black History Month. Performance: Our World Festival.


BA in Fine Art at Norwich School of Art and Design


National tour of India and Kashmir, including Delhi, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Trivandrum, Chennai, Mumbai, Srinagar, Jummu with Colours of the Heart


British Council funded visit to the Darpana Academy of Music and Dance, Ahmedabad, India, to collaborate with Mallika Sarabhai, celebrated and controversial dancer and actress, adapting own written material in new show Colours of the Heart



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Live session with Katherine Tickell on BBC Radio 3 World on 3 and BBC Asian Network. National Arts Council funded tour Azaadi Freedom touring the UK throughout 2017 with concerts and workshops in Newcastle Upon Tyne, Blackburn, Streatham, Southall, Bradford, London, Harwich, Cambridge, Norwich, Southburgh Festival, Night of Festivals in Leicester and Folk East.


New solo show Azaadi: Freedom combining music, translation a and visual art touring London, Suffolk and Norfolk, financially supported by the Arts Council of England. Open Studios 2016


Group Exhibition ‘UNA’, Norwich. Exhibition and live performances at The Undercroft ‘War and Peace.’ Performances at Faristol, Barcelona, Spain. Selected artist for Waveney and Blyth’s Doggerland Revisted project. Group Exhibition at The Bank, Eye, Suffolk. EAL Consultant and Trainer across Norfolk


Group exhibition Leyden Gallery, Spitalfields, London. Workshop and Performance Southall Black Sisters, London. Music included in the British Music Collection. Workshop/performance Shilpa Children’s Home, Colombo, Sri Lanka. Live performances Faristol, Barcelona, Spain. Performance The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts for conference on Asian Arts. Group Exhibition at The Bank, Eye, Suffolk. Lead artist for CultureWorksEast ‘Celebrate the Difference’ art project for young ‘disengaged’ people in Thetford. Performance for Black History Month at Fusion, The Forum, Norwich. Exhibition and live performances at The Undercroft for Norwich Fringe Festival. Solo exhibition Expresso Café, Norwich. Group Exhibition at Workshoproject, Norwich. Group exhibition Anteros Art, Norwich. Norfolk and Norwich Open Studios, including Taster Exhibition The Forum. Live performances The Lounge, Norwich.  EAL Consultant and Trainer across Norfolk


Group exhibition ‘Words and Women’ at the Forum, Norwich. Workshops and performances at schools. Solo exhibition and live performances at The Lounge, and group exhibition at The Undercroft for Norwich Fringe Festival. Live performances at Faristol, Barcelona, Spain. EAL Consultant and Trainer across Norfolk


Solo exhibition at The Playhouse, Norwich. Workshops and performances at schools. Art workshop at Anteros Art, Norwich. Leading Advisory Teacher for EAL at Norfolk County Council.


Solo live performance + DVD incorporating music, images, text and

dance at Fusion, The Forum, Norwich


Solo exhibition of visual art and music in The School of World Art

Studies at The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich. Leading

Advisory Teacher for EAL at Norfolk County Council.


Group Exhibition Art in a Time of Protest. Workshop and

performance at The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts


Performances at summer Music World Festival in Tuscany, Italy. Commission and solo performance for Sidmouth International Folk Festival. Access to Art course at City College Norwich


Diploma in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia. Poetry and Poems published in Tales of Eastern Promise, an anthology of new writing. Performance: Our World Festival.


Study of Ghazal form in Pakistan with Eastern Arts Board funding followed by development of workshops for children. The Colour of the Heart title lyrics/poem published in the Redbeck Anthology of British South Asian Poetry. Began working as an Advisory EAL Teacher for Norfolk County Council.


Performances at Music World Festival in Italy


Released CD The Colour of the Heart with Garam Masala


Formed band Garam Masala, with Sianed Jones, cris cheek and

Sukhdeep Singh. Toured throughout UK with financial support from

Arts Council of England including Norfolk and Norwich Festival,

Crawley Mela, Huddersfield Mela, Pheonix Arts, The Drum,

Union Chapel, Plymouth Arts Centre, Lutons ‘53’ Arts Centre,

Seheli Writers, Norwich Arts Centre, Maddermarket, UEA


Commissioned to write soundtrack to Safar, a new play for Made in Wales Theatre Company


Toured UK with Slant, in a cross-cultural celebration of poetry and music


Second band Sargam toured Norfolk. Toured UK with Man Mela Theatre Company with compositions of We Sinful Women


Began writing own original songs, mainly using the Ghazal form from Pakistan. Solo performances included St David’s Hall, Cardiff, and the Second Black Writers Festival Glasgow


Composed music for We Sinful Women, a bilingual anthology of contemporary feminist writing by women in Pakistan


Formed first band Awara. Toured UK for two years with Suffolk based Company of Imagination

1986 - date

Training in Classical Indian Vocal with Baluji Shrivistav. Secondary school teaching and workshops on Indian Music, songwriting, art and multimedia


BSc in Pure Maths and PGCE at the University of East Anglia