Alia Alzougbi

Alia Alzougbi

performer, facilitator and producer


A BAFTA-nominated, dynamic storyteller and educator, Alia has performed tales of wisdom from around the world to audiences of all ages. She has has shared and heard stories in Kosovo, Belgium, Jordan and Lebanon. She studied Social Anthropology focussing on unearthing alternative oral histories and intangible heritage. This led to her using Performance Storytelling as a form of subverting the dominant narrative. Her work in the community continues to negotiate creative outlets for the narratives of lesser-heard peoples.

Alia is among the core teaching staff at the British Museum. She is also an actress and a voice-over artist. Hers is the voice behind the BBC’s learning resource TalkArabic.

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