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A CELEBRATION OF CONTEMPORARY CREATIVE ACTIVISM & POLITICAL ART


• TICKETS £10 •

FREE for under 18, students, unemployed & over 65

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By expressing political ideas with beauty and emotion the arts can be the most profoundly transformative campaigning tools available to activists, trade unionists and political campaigners.

Find out how you can best use the arts in your campaigning at this creative, stimulating and provocative event that builds on the highly successful 2016 Art Of The Trade Unions day.

Liberating Arts is an all-day programme of performances, cultural discussions, and workshops that will allow activists, trade unionists and campaigners to meet with theatre companies, cultural workers and creative activists from the UK and beyond, to share insights about the central role of culture in our collective struggle for a more equal and just world.


PERFORMANCES
We Are The Lions Mr Manager – Townsend Productions new show about Grunwicks
Rise Like Lions – Banner Theatre’s new show of songs, stories & satire from the frontline.
Battle For The Ballot – Matt Hill (Quiet Loner) People’s History Museum ‘songwriter in residence’
Queer History Detective – Nell James Grace
Mayakovsky – Rosy Carrick

FILMS
Belonging – an investigative feature documentary re-examining where power really lies in the UK.
The Flame Still Burns – The Orgreave Truth & Justice Campaign/ Campaign for Press & Broadcasting Freedom

SPEAKERS
Tony Garnett – Producer of Kes, Cathy Come Home & Up The Junction.
Kate Evans – Graphic artist and author of Red Rosa
Jude Hutchen – Presents her latest portfolio, ‘A Colour Chart for Killing’
John Smith – The UNESCO report on The Status Of The Artist
Dave Chapple – The politics of Jamaican Ska
Nigel Costley – Rebels of the South West
Susan Croft – The unfinished histories of alternative theatre

WORKSHOPS
Jamie Kelsey-Fry Media Workshop
Cardboard Citizens
Belarus Free Theatre
Brandalism
Art Not Oil
Bristol Radical History Group

DISCUSSIONS
Radical Film & Animation
Theatre, Culture & The Labour Movement
Radical Arts Practice
The Art Of Trade Unions
Play As Resistance


There are 4 types of ticket for Liberating Arts:

Solidarity Ticket = £20 (voluntary and for those who can afford it)

Individual = £10

Trade Union Member = £5

Concessions = FREE (Under 18, students, unemployed & over 65.)


 TO BUY TICKETS  CLICK HERE


A pamphlet, no matter how good, is rarely read more than once, but a song is learned by heart and repeated over and over… If a person can put a few common sense facts into a song and dress them up in a cloak of humour, he will succeed in reaching a great number of workers.”

Joe Hill 1913


 

 

 

 


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