SiteLines Reading Series: Ian Iqbal Rashid

SiteLines Reading Series | Ian Iqbal Rashid

Sunday April 24th, 7pm

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre
12 Alexander Street, Toronto

Poet, Screenwriter, Co-founder and first director of Desh Pardesh, Canada’s seminal festival and organisation exploring South Asian diasporic culture. Join lan for an evening of reading poetry, screening television and film clips, and a conversation around the history of his practice with Ashok Mathur, Dean of Graduate Studies at OCAD U.

Ian Iqbal Rashid is a London-based poet, screenwriter and filmmaker, recipient of the Writer’s Guild of England Award and the Aga Khan Award for Excellence in the Arts amongst other prizes. His films, which include the feature films Touch of Pink and How She Move, have screened at festivals from Sundance to Toronto and been distributed theatrically. He has worked widely in UK television including on the legendary cult hit BBC series, This Life. He is currently writing a drama series exploring the lives of refugees and asylum seekers in Canada for the CBC, and bastardising Jane Austen for a comedy series in the UK at ITV. He is the author of three award-winning volumes of poetry. Of Muslim Indian ancestry, he was born in Tanzania and grew up in Canada.

The SiteLines Readings series is supported through a partnership between the Canada Council for the Arts and the Faculty of Art and Office of Research and Innovation at OCAD University.

Buddies in Bad Times Access Info

Venue Guide
Our venue guide is a document that will help you get acquainted with the Buddies building before your visit, and includes directions to the theatre and information on what you can expect when you get here.

Click here to see the venue guide.

Physical Accessibility
Our entire facility is fully accessible to audience members, and our cabaret stage is also accessible to performers. Both of our performance venues offer seating at floor level. If you have any seating requirements, please inform our box office staff when purchasing your tickets.

Our entrance is accessed by ramp for all patrons. Our washrooms are located on the lower level, which can be reached by a lift. The lift requires an attendant due to the manual door function and the need for a key to use. Some stalls are equipped with bars and provide extra space, and we also have a single-user, universal washroom.

Our washroom facilities are not designated by gender. The main washroom area is equipped with ten private stalls (including two barrier-free stalls) and a communal sinks. In addition, there is a single-user, universal washroom.