is Director of The Samosa
was born in Manchester, to Pakistani parents and spent his junior years
working on his dad’s
market stalls selling jumpers and T shirts. He was Chief Executive of
the Cultural Industries Development Agency (CIDA) and spent three years
as Director of Rich Mix, an arts and cultural centre in East London and
ten years working as a DJ and Club promoter
in Sheffield. He graduated in social studies at Sheffield Hallam
University and was a fellow on the Clore leadership programme in 2004.
He is now Director of
Samosa, a digital media news, culture and publishing project, focusing
on Britain, South Asia, the Pakistani Diaspora and the politics of
identity and human rights. Anwar is
also an associate of Manchester www.urbed.coop
a cooperative working across urban design, regeneration, sustainability and community involvement.