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Art Activism with Adam Scarborough 22-25 June

Drawing on his experience working with grassroots  groups around the world, artist and creative activist Adam Scarborough leads a series of workshops about artistic activism where a group of creatives will join political activists to create an artistic public protest.

During the 4-day workshop Adam will use his recent work with sex worker rights activists in Cape Town, transgender rights activists in Berlin and many more to help delineate how artistic practices can bring about political effect culminating in the production and presentation of a real creative action somewhere in Birmingham.

All participants must be available to take part every day of the workshop (22 – 25 June).

If you are a Birmingham-based artist and would like to take part in the workshop click here.

If you are an asylum seeker/refugee rights activist or are an asylum seeker yourself and would like to take part click here.

BE FESTIVAL Visual Arts Events in June:

Sat 18: An Wei street painting on Bromley St., Digbeth (10am – 4pm)
Sat 18: An Wei artist talk and Q&A at Mockingbird Theatre (4.30-5.30pm)
Tue 21: First chance to see exhibition of An Wei’s ‘Democracy’ in the festival hub(6-7pm)
Wed 22: An Wei discusses his practice at BE FESTIVAL, in the festival Hub (3pm)
Fri 24: Adam Scarborough discussion on art, politics and protest in the festival Hub (3-4pm)
Sat 25: Adam Scarborough leads a public protest action with workshop participants (time and place TBC)

2016 Programme back to archive