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CLASS: The Elephant in the Room

CLASS: The Elephant in the Room

Common Wealth and Hassan Mahamdallie

Shows: Tuesday 26th June, 10.30am - 4pm

Tickets: Free.
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What is the value of arts to working class people? Who gets to be an artist? How does change come about? What are the opportunities for communities and artists to learn from each other?

Join Common Wealth and Hassan Mahamdallie for CLASS: The Elephant in the Room, a performance, a conversation, and a workshop that explores how artists and community organisers can work together to create real social change.

10.30 -  11.00 Welcome

11.00 - 11.30 CLASS: The elephant in the room 

11.30 - 12.30 Discussion led by Hassan Mahamdallie

12.30 - 1.15 Lunch 

1.15  2.15 Panel discussion

2.15 - 3.15 Open space discussion 

3.15 - 4:00 Plenary

Part of the Creative Margins series of workshops that explore youth and community work.

Read more
Interview with Rhiannon White & Hassan Mahamdallie, Guardian
Lyn Gardner: Is British theatre guilty of failing the working class?

Creative Margins is a new network that will facilitate boundary crossings between the disciplines of youth work, community education and the arts and explore the ways to support vulnerable young people to connect with arts and culture practise, institutions and workforce. CLASS: the elephant in the room is one of the workshops being held across the UK. 

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