Sunday, 14 October 2012

‘Art as Activism’ - Tuesday October 16th, 7 to 8.30pm

How has art inspired and been inspired by struggle, social movements and activism?

Can art inspire protest or only follow it? When the protest becomes art or ‘popular’, is it lost? Protest art and money: not a problem?
We are pleased to have speaking
    Anthony Downer – DJ
    Colette Williams – BARAC Manchester
    Ekua Bayunu – Sustained Theatre (Picture by OnashileArtist Visions)
Anthony Downer - Activism in Music: A Personal Inner Journey Anthony will be asking you to come on a historical journey to follow and experience activism in sound and music.  Music as played a massive part in keeping our hopes and dreams alive, picked us up when we have been down, moved us on, when we wanted to stop; the power in the music just can’t be stopped.  Anthony Downer has always live in Manchester grow up in the Hulme, Moss-Side area.  He has worked now for many year with young people in the social care sector, currently in the area of fostering.  He cites Paul Obinna has a prominent mentor in his learning of his-story and has information was shared with him he shares with others; each one teach one. Colette Williams - Carnival Carnival has been part of the struggle of African-Caribbean people from the times of being enslaved to the early experiences of racism and oppression which the Windrush Generation faced. The carnival has been used to criminalise our communities and currently efforts from the authorities to turn them into sanitised diversified hybrid carnival. 
Start: 7pm
Entry: £2.00
Z-Arts335 Stretford Road, Manchester M15 5ZA

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