Peaceophobia a man in camo gear stands in front of a dramatically lit modified car

Live – 3 days only //
Common Wealth and Fuel present Peaceophobia, an unapologetic response to rising Islamophobia around the world, conceived and created in Bradford. Featuring cinematic lighting, modified cars and an original electronic sound score //
Written by Zia Ahmed – with Mohammad Ali Yunis, Casper Ahmed, and Sohail Hussain //
Co-created by Common Wealth, Speakers' Corner and Bradford Modified Club //

26-28 Sep // FREE!
ASDA car park // Bruton Way GL1 4AS
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modified cars lit by dramatic lighting in a car park, with an audience watching dramatically lit shot of a Muslim Pakistani man at the wheel of his modified car the performers of Peaceophobia smile and applaud in front of their modified Vauxhall Nova a man in camo gear stands in front of a dramatically lit modified car

What to expect

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"counters prejudice with stories of humour, passion and belief [and]…fast cars and pounding beats" – The Skinny

An hour-long performance that is part car-meet, part theatre, the show explores how you find peace in a world that tells you who you are.

Growing up in the shadow of the Bradford Riots, 9/11 and police harassment, cars and faith are a sanctuary, an escape, an expression for three Muslim Pakistani men.

Staged in a carpark with a Supra, a Golf and a classic Nova, Peaceophobia brings together cars and theatre with cinematic lighting and an original electronic sound score.


You can come and watch Peaceophobia in the multi-storey section of ASDA car park on Bruton Way.


You can come and experience Peaceophobia in Gloucester for free at 4 performance times over 3 days:


The event is completely free to attend.

If you enjoy it, you can always make a donation to support future events like this: Strike A Light is a charity making events happen in Gloucester, and Fuel is a charity involved in creating Peaceophobia specifically.


Thanks and credits

Peaceophobia is supported by Without Walls, Bradford 2025, Co-Creating Change, Arts Council England, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Pears Foundation, and Fenton Arts Trust. The R&D for Peaceophobia was supported by Blueprint: Without Walls R&D Investment Fund.

Photos by Ian Hodgson