Abeda Begum | British Youth Music Theatre

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Abeda Begum

A self-taught, passionate Bangladeshi costume designer, this individual has been honing their craft in sewing and garment creation from a young age. They have gained considerable experience in designing and tailoring, working on various projects and volunteering, ultimately starting their own business. As a British Bangladeshi, they aim to be a positive role model for young women who might not traditionally consider a career in the live arts sector.

Abeda specializes in designing and making costumes for theatre and dance companies, with an impressive list of commissions. Some notable projects include being a wardrobe assistant for Trigger Stuff PolliNations, lead dresser for the 2022 Commonwealth Games opening and closing ceremonies, costume designer for Amina Khayyam Dance Company's Kantha Stories, and costume assistant for Coventry City of Culture's House of Kraft project. They have also contributed to the maintenance of costumes for Daniel Lismore's exhibition at the Herbert Museum in Coventry and have planned and delivered textile workshops for various community organizations, including Active Arts Castle Vale and Birmingham Mind.