Morning Assemblies

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In a ‘post Brexit’ and ‘post Truth’ reality, kick start your morning with caffeinated debate. Leading artists, thinkers and activists set provocations and open up conversations between you and others around the breakfast table. From the inspirational to the practical, what does taking a stand look like? Everyone welcome.

Thurs 9 Feb

Produce the Future: Who will take the lead?


Thursday’s Morning Assembly creates a space to talk about the need for leadership in today’s world of inherited legacies, Trump ‘post-truth’ politics, and sustained inequalities. Children of mixed heritage are the fastest growing population in the UK. The pay gap between men and women is up to 24%. In this time, how do we re-understand the notion of leadership and how do we develop a new generation of diverse leaders?

We are joined by Provocateurs…

Melanie Eusebe
Executive Producer Women of the World Festival, Southbank Centre, Chair and co-founder of the Black British Business Awards.

Camille Barton
Bristol based Producer, Dance and Movement Practitioner, Intersectionality & Inclusion consultant, Social Justice Researcher and member of the Ujima Arts Collective.

Liz Moreton
The Agency at Battersea Arts Centre
Senior Producer at Battersea Arts Centre who has developed several initiatives which develop young people’s leadership including The Agency.

Ebony Clark
Bristol’s Overall Young Hero for 2016, Bristol City Youth Councillor, shadow Safeguarding Board member and an Equalities Champion focusing on disability.

Fri 10 Feb

Welcome to the UK: How do we stay open?

Kick start Friday with a discussion about a post Brexit UK: the phenomenon of migrant bashing, race crimes, stereotyping of the working class, and an increasing awareness of needing to bridge the divide between rural and urban. In this time, how do we stay open? How do we reconnect? How do we understand our neighbours?

We are joined by Provocateurs…

Ruth Ibegbuna, Reclaim Project
Founder and CEO of RECLAIM, an award-winning social action programme based in Manchester, with a focus on working class young people ending leadership inequality.

Carolyn Hassan, Knowle West Media Centre
Founder and Director of Knowle West Media, which supports individuals and communities to get the most out of digital technologies and the arts, by providing exciting and relevant ways for people to get involved in community activism, education, employment, and local decision-making.

Nic Green, Artist
One of Britain’s most unique and exciting young artists with a comprehensive practice spanning award-winning dance/theatre performance, varied community and public art projects, and research-based pedagogical & holistic learning experiences.

This event is part of the IBT17 Assembly

The IBT17 Assembly is a coming together of artists, activists, scholars, curators & audiences exploring the power of art to stand up, stand out. 
Co-curated with Ujima Cultural Collective, Bristol Pride and Live Art UK.

(C) Oliver Rudkin

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