Shahida Ahmed

Shahida Ahmed

Gap Shap with Shahida | Wednesday 3 – 4pm

Shahida Ahmed is a local educator and Islamic artist based in Nelson, Lancashire. She is very active in her many roles in the community. She has been elected the first Muslim Female Councillor and vice chair for Nelson Town council. Her many roles in the community include current director of Pendle Community Network, Regional member of HRH Prince Charles charity Mosaic for which Princess HRH Badiyah of Jordon is the current chair.

Shahida has been nominated Woman of the Year Fusion Awards 2010, Muslim News, Alhambra Arts award and Mayor of Pendle awards for Young Peoples Volunteer and community group of the year. Shahida was also nominated European Muslim woman of the year with Cedar. Shahida was also selected amongst 10 Muslim women for the leadership advert in 2010.

Shahida has recently done a double Masters degree in Community Leadership and Visual Arts, her role in the media has been one in which she has presented on the radio and television.

Shahida’s art works are in collections of HRH Prince Charles, Jermaine Jackson, Baroness Warsi, British High Commission Pakistan, Presidential House and Oklahoma Mosque. She was asked to make a piece of art for David Cameron and presented him with it in November 2011.

Shahida has represented many artists and high profile Muslims to develop her local community this includes interviews with Imran Khan, Nader Khan, Zain Bhika, Sayeeda Saeeda Warsi, writers Zahid Hussain and Sufiyah Ahmed.

Shahida is also the CEO of Creative Colours and started the Quran Project writing the UK’s first hand written Quran.

Gap Shap – the show is about chit chat about anything and everything related to the current affairs of the community. What is unique about my show is that the audience make it – they discuss issues that are relevant to them and through my own expertise, opinions and views we have open discussion. I feel I can develop my community and make it a voice to be heard. I also try to interview as many high profile people in the community, nationally and overseas to inspire my listeners.

I feel it is a responsibility for me to contribute to the community in which I live and make it a better place. My radio skills are one which are contributed by PCR and I want other youngsters to also realise that they can also have ambitions to present and be part of their community.

Please tune in to ‘Gap Shap with Shahida’ every Wednesday from 4 – 6pm only on Pendle Community Radio – Awaz 103.1FM.


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