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Zia Ahmed on understanding Planning regulations in Australia

BaA Podcast

One of the founder advisors of BaA, Bangladeshi Architect Zia Ahmed has been working in the Planning sector as the Client Manager of Building and Development Advisory Service at City of Ryde Council in Sydney for many years. He is a community organiser with involvements in Bengali drama and film production groups in Australia, keeping the Bengali and Bangladeshi cultural milieu alive for Expatriates.  Back in 2016, Zia Ahmed produced a short film on 'Family Violence' targeting Bangladeshi community living in Australia in particular(subtitled in English), commissioned by the NSW Government Department of Health along with several Government organisations. Both Zia Ahmed and his wife Molly Ahmed regularly ran a Bangla Radio segment called "Khanika" ( ক্ষণিকা ) in  Sydney 99.9 SWR FM,  a station that broadcasts to parts of Greater Western Sydney and in most of the Sydney metropolitan area. This talk includes - The certification process for Buildings, Why and how he moved into Planning sector, How one can get Planning related jobs, Tiers in Council Planning policies in Sydney This talk was also recorded in Bangla.   This talk or Presentation was recorded on 26 October 2019 at Macquarie Links Community Centre in Sydney arranged by Bangladeshi Architects in Australia (BaA). Background music in this episode is a mix of the 'piano with Ethera vocals played live over a heartbeat' from Freesounds.org by 'XHALE303' and 'Ural Mountain river in the valley' by 'newlocknew' with Creative Commons licences. The short film on "Domestic Violence Awareness" link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4fmGRruxCQ Watch Zia Ahmed's other Short films on  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoJBe9UViw6KuJC48hL42mw/videos


29 Jul 2020

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Zia Ahmed Talks Poetry & Dramatic Structure

Making It with Temi Wilkey

Temi sits down with poet and playwright, Zia Ahmed, who had his debut play, I Wanna Be Yours, presented by Paines Plough and Tamasha in association with Bush Theatre. Zia chats about his journey as a poet and how it has informed his writing. In this episode, Zia talks candidly about the impact of his writing and how it intertwines with mental health. Zia Ahmed's play, I Wanna Be Yours, will be at the Bush Theatre from 4th December.For more information, follow the link: https://www.bushtheatre.co.uk/event/i-wanna-be-yours/ Host: Temi Wilkey Producer: Jane Ryan Editor: Kasra FirouzyarPart of the OneFinePlay podcast network


11 Nov 2019

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Poet Waffle #13 (Zia Ahmed)

Poet Waffle

Poet Daniel Cockrill invites Poet, Spoken Word Artist and Playwright Zia Ahmed round his house for a chat.During this chat they explore the visceral space between fact and fiction to reveal certain truths that can’t necessarily be explained by these other fields.They also attempt to answer two Poet Waffle Big Questions: Have you ever had a broken heart? & Are you the same person you were when you was fourteen years old? Topics covered include: Defining a Shed, Expectations, Roundhouse Collective, Sean Mahoney, Youth Theatre, Polarbear, Bridget Minamore, Paul Cree, Dropping out of University, The Study of the Other, Film Studies, Crash, Over Analysing, Having The Enthusiasm Knocked Out Of You, Pagematch, Meadowlands Festival, Copying a Style, John Cooper Clarke, Football, Things You Can’t Teach, Maradona, Working Class Spirit, The Not Knowing, Working Class Voices, Being Told You Are Not The Real Thing, Harry Baker on Exam Results, Giving Advice To Your Younger Self, Making Your Own Mistakes, Life After Grief, Gut Feelings and I Wanna Be Yours.


23 Aug 2019

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Sarathy Korwar lays down some fruity beats with Zia Ahmed

From the Bottom of the Record Box

Welcome to the show today where we have an exclusive pre-release from percussionist Sarathy Korwar. The top track and FTBOTRB Recommendation features signature Indian-influenced beats with Londonesque vocals over the top by Zia Ahmed. It's a banger of a track so let's spin up the show and get cracking. You'll learn more about Sarathy Korwar later on. If you, like us, hate commercial music then you are in the right place. We've got musical conversation and also New Music from Tobin as usual, which is more than likely divisive. This week's New Music is certainly a nod back to 80's cinematography and gets us remembering back to some high fashion. The Shiftless Rounders provide the bookend this week with beautiful mountain harmonies, exquisite resonator guitar work and a clarinet! An unusual pairing for sure but listen on to hear how good a pairing it really is. The bookend at the bottom of the show is also a live performance from The Shiftless Rounders (unusual name there) which showcases brilliantly their guitar mastery. Following their slightly jazzy, rag-time sound comes Jolie Holland with a similarly old-fashioned song dripping with nostalgia. Tobin reacquaints himself with his own prophecy that the US doesn't do indie very well and finds that he may actually be wrong. Lord Huron are the ones doing the damage to Tobin as he reevaluates his position on US indie. And last but far from least is Ivy-Jane Browne bringing up the rear. Let's dive straight in.


20 Jul 2019

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Zia Ahmed - London

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29 Jan 2018