SAHBA LADJEVARDI


Sahba Ladjevardi has been present in the cultural arena of Iranians in London since 1989;

She has acted as the Fundraiser and Project Manager of SAAM Theatre Company, while tutoring the English through Drama Master Classes.

Sahba ceased her collaboration with Saam Theatre Company on October 2015

Education

Sahba was brought up and educated in Tehran Iran, where she completed her first degree at the University of Tehran in Library Studies.

She, then moved to London in 1989 to further her education at the Institute of Education, University of London, where she completed her Post Graduate Diploma and MA in Education & Development; and studied at PhD level under the supervision of Professor Robert Cowen.


Work Experience

Since her immigration to the UK, she has worked in various capacities including: Radio producer & presenter of the programme Moonlight & Music; and presenter of the programme: The Seventh Day for the Persian section of the BBC during 1990 – 2000.


Charity Fundraiser & Project Manager

In this capacity, Sahba has raised more than a million pounds in grants for various charitable and cultural projects. Since her cooperation with SAAM, she has fundraised for, and managed projects such as:

2011 - Present: English through Drama Project funded by the City Bridge Trust, resulting in the play: Zaman- Khan `s Rule – (the first play ever written in Persian) by Mirza-Agha Tabrizi.

2009 – 2013: Family Learning Project funded by the Big Lottery Fund resulting in an English Play: Scandal, staged at the Arts Depot.

2010: Tahmineh`s Nightmare funded by the Arts Council England -bilingual production staged at Arts Depot and Riverside studios, London, UK

2009: Let’s Make Europe Smile funded by the European Cultural Foundation - Adaptation of George Feydeau’s play: The Sudden Death of my Mother- in- Law, staged at the Arts Depot – London, UK; and European Tour

2008: Heritage Lottery Funded project: Young Roots resulting in a video diary of the life of Iranian youth in the UK at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)