9 October 2017
A MAJOR NEW CULTURAL INITIATIVE FROM THE GENERAL FEDERATION OF TRADE UNIONS
Exeter University, 3-5 November 2017
The SSLH draw attention to a forthcoming event at Exeter University, which should be of interest to labour historians.
“This unique conference and festival is hosted by the General Federation of Trade Unions, and will allow campaigners, trade unionists, creative activists and public educators to exchange ideas about how the arts can best be used to achieve better campaigning, organisation and education in trade unions, social movements and political campaigns.
There are a maximum of 200 tickets available for Liberating Arts so early booking is essential.
Some of the most prominent and successful political artists in the UK today will perform their latest work.
Comedians, musicians and poets like Francesca Martinez, Captain Ska, Itch from the King Blues, Attila the Stockbroker and Anthony Anaxagorou, will appear alongside theatre companies Including Banner Theatre, Townsend Productions, Red Ladder, Cardboard Citizens and Belarus Free Theatre.
Film screenings will run alongside graphics workshops and there will be media skills workshops led by Reel News, Red Pepper and New Internationalist.
Speakers such Tony Garnett, John Smith and Lindsey German will talk about the arts as politics and the status of the arts and artists in society.
If you are a political artist or public educator hoping to connect with the trade union movement or a trade unionist or political activist hoping to explore how best to use the arts and media as a tool in your campaigning, then Liberating Arts is designed for you.”
For more information, please visit the Liberating Arts website here.