Michael Pinchbeck, Reader in Theatre, interviews Alnoor Mitha, Senior Research Fellow (Asian Cultures), Manchester Metropolitan University, and the research Centre leader for Asian Cultures. Alnoor has over 20 years of experience working in Britain and internationally, as artist, curator, writer, and producer. He is cultural and artistic policy advisor to numerous arts organisations including the British Council, and international Biennial Foundation. He is the Founding Artistic Director of the award nominated Asia Triennial Manchester (2008 – present). Alnoor has supported young and emerging Asian artists in the country including, Rashid Rana, Imran Qureshi, Subodh Gupta, Shilpa Gupta and Shamsia Hassani. Previously he was the artistic director of Shisha the international agency for contemporary South Asian crafts and visual arts (2002 -2011).