Samia Malik


Bilingual singer/songwriter, recording and international touring artist, experienced and successful teacher and visual artist, with a wide knowledge of issues around equality and diversity, Samia Malik is available now to run workshops on songwriting, art and multimedia projects in high schools and other settings. She is happy to deliver related assemblies or work as part of ‘collapsed curriculum’ days.

Samia’s popular and accessible workshops can support and connect curriculum areas including English, Music, RE, Citizenship and PSHE, and help schools to fulfil both Ofsted’s Revised SMSC requirements and Global Learning objectives.

Samia’s way of working promotes understanding, builds confidence and increases self-esteem.

It will help our young people to know each other.’

David Shepperd, Norfolk County Council’s former Senior Advisor on Equalities

Samia provided a professional and engaging session in which all pupils were made to feel comfortable in the composition and sharing of protest songs. Global issues were explored in a sensitive and thought provoking fashion leading to the production of quality writing. Great fun!”

Mr P. Norris, English Teacher/Literacy Coordinator, Taverham High School, Norfolk

'Really impressive Workshop session. The students were totally focussed

and I could see how much Samia achieved in a short time.'

Kaja Holloway, Manager of Norfolk Education and Action for Development 

'An excellent presentation assembly for Black History Month with a very relevant context for Cultural Diversity in Norfolk. Our students were able to share other young people's experiences and take away some really positive messages.'

Deputy head of a large Norwich high school

‘I was really pleased by the level of participation: some normally quiet pupils were confident enough to read their work out loud.

Head of English observing Year 9 workshop

Quotes from Secondary Students

I was surprised how much I achieved

It was loads of fun it was great and we learned stuff as well

I leant new skills and hope to carry on writing songs

I was surprised how powerful our songs were!

Informative and enjoyable

I think these new skills will help me with English

Awesome – we learnt how to write Ghazals!

I hope this has an effect on everything

Can we do it again?

Launch of ‘Finding a Voice’ Heritage Lottery funded year long multimedia

DVD project working with new arrivals

The Garage, Norwich 2009

Music as Protest songwriting session at UEA 1998


Samia’s primary workshops are based on

Classical Indian Music and Songs

Activities include exploring Indian instruments, such as the tanpura, harmonium and tabla, working with simple and extended vocal exercises based on Raag (scale) and Taal (rhythm) as well as learning Classical and Bollywood songs.

Samia’s popular and accessible workshops are linked to the National Curriculum and support schools to fulfil both Ofsted’s SMSC requirements and Global Learning objectives.

For each full day of workshops, Samia will provide resources to ensure the sessions can be embedded within the curriculum. 

Samia’s love of Indian music and her ability to bring it right up to date and make it accessible inspires children to immerse themselves in the richness one of the world’s great and ancient cultures’

Gordon Philips, Director of Norfolk Our World Festivals

‘Samia’s workshops were the perfect combination of information and activity – she even managed to keep our Reception and Nursery children enthralled and engaged’ Primary Headteacher in Norwich

For over 25 years Samia has been facilitating highly successful and accessible workshops, presentations and performances throughout Norfolk, the UK and internationally. Sessions can include Indian Classical music,

the Ghazal form of songwriting, visual art and multimedia.

Samia works with students of all ages and abilities in schools and other settings, vulnerable groups, in community groups and festivals.  

Sessions can be from an hour to an extended residency:

please get in touch to discuss your requirements.


‘Thoroughly enjoyable - the children learned so much and left singing!’ Year 6 teacher

‘I have had the best day of my life’ 10 year old workshop participant

‘It was brilliant - can we do it again?’ student in Year 1





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