Culture, Conflict, Change – In Place Of War, 21/10/16

Right across the world in zones of violence and disruption In Place of War is building a creative movement, a networked and powerful platform that allows voices to be heard and opportunities to be created. 
They are opening up new creative spaces; sharing stories, fostering radicals and fomenting creative resistance. From the grassroots up, a community of artists and collaborators are exchanging their ideas, their insights and their passions to bring about change in their communities.
This October In Place Of War are curating an event series called Culture | Conflict | Change that will showcase some of the world’s most groundbreaking artists, activists and creative entrepreneurs from sites of conflict, post-conflict and humanitarian disaster.
Myself and theatre art practitioner, Nikki Mailer will be delivering a TED style talk at this event not only discussing the importance and necessity of hearing diverse and marginalised voices but also why our latest project from Outside The Frame is so important! 
Entry is free but please email to register.
Venue: Hyper Island, 24 Lever Street, Northern Quarter, M1 1DZ 

Date: Friday 21st October 12.30-5pm. 
Each cultural producer will deliver TED-style talks about creative activism, cultural production, cultural spaces and digital/funding/tools/future
Speakers include:
Karina Goulordova, Creative Space, Lebanon

MC Benny, Northern Ugandan HipHop Collective, Uganda

Robert Mũnũku, Mau Mau Collective, Kenya

Fabio Pedroza, Moreis Convida, Brazil

Dan Glass, The Glass Is Half Full, UK

Lorraine Bgoya, Magamba, Zimbabwe

Piki Figueroa, Tuina el Fuerte, Venezuela

Laurent Kasindi, Search For A Common Ground, DR Congo

Fenella Dawnay & Kirstin Shirling, Good Chance Theatre, UK

Dríade Aguiar, Fora Do Exio, Brazil

Matt Fenton, Contact, UK

Harnaman Singh Mehta, India

Steve Vickers, The Agency, UK

Rolihlahla Mhlanga, Eyethu Gallery, South Africa

Yandass, UK

Peter Marcuse, Brandalism, UK

Nuradin Abdi, UK

Malose Malahaela, Keleketla! Library, South Africa

Erika Rushton, Islington Mill, UK

Tash Wilcocks, Hyper Island, UK

Ruby Ann Patterson, Mancnubian, UK

Community Arts North West, UK

And more to be announced. Watch this space! 

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