Mini Mushaira

In 1997, Simon set up Mini Mushaira, with Debjani Chatterjee and Basir Sultan Kazmi, to promote an interest in multicultural arts through poetry readings, storytelling and workshops.

Basir Sultan Kazmi, Debjani Chatterjee and Simon Fletcher

Basir Sultan Kazmi, Debjani Chatterjee and Simon Fletcher in West Bromwich, 1998.

Mini Mushaira

  • Perform literature from different cultural backgrounds
  • Involve youth groups, students and community groups in the appreciation of ‘other’ literary heritages.
  • Work with multifaith groups to highlight what is valuable in diverse belief systems.
  • Liaise with teachers, librarians and youth workers as appropriate.
  • Promote understanding between cultures and traditions through a range of performance-related activities.