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You may know and love comedian Tez Ilyas from his stand-up shows, his role as Eight in Man Like Mobeen, his Radio 4 series TEZ Talks, or panel shows such as Mock the Week and The Last Leg.
Where you won’t know him from is 1997 when he was 13 ¾ years old. The Secret Diary of a British Muslim Aged 13 ¾ is his hilarious and searingly sad teenage memoir covering experiences including running away from shotgun-wielding farmers, successfully dodging arranged marriages, getting mugged, having front row seats to race riots and achieving formative sexual experiences doing stomach crunches in a gym.
However, with a GCSE pass rate of 30% at his school, his own fair share of family tragedy around the corner and 9/11 on the horizon, Tez’s experiences of growing up as a British Muslim wasn’t the fun, Jihad-pursuing affair the media wants us to believe. Well… not always.
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This event will be socially distanced. Our venues were built by previous generations to house large gatherings, so they are adaptable for use adhering to socially distanced rules, with their spacious rooms and high ceilings. Further instructions of audience guidelines will be communicated closer to the festival and will adhere to the government guideline. Audience and artists’ safety is paramount. To read our COVID secure guidelines, please click here
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The Bath Festival At Home: This event will also be filmed and broadcast after the Festival from Friday 28 May as part of The Bath Festival at Home.
Photo credit: Yoshitaka Kono
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