Art for Activism

Theatre in the Mill and the School of Built Environment, Architecture and Creative Industries,

are pleased to co-produce Arts and Activism, a 9-week course which includes 8 workshops and a final “show and tell” event, exploring culture, identity and environmental impact(s). Focusing on collaboration, learning new skills and having fun, the workshops are designed to give participants a set of tools which will support their journey into learning about the arts and becoming more active citizens.

Art & Activism Workshop Programme
Building on a central theme exploring the impact of culture and identity on the environment, each workshop will provide an opportunity to create a different response to what it means to live as a responsible adult in the 21st century, and how we go about exacting change.

All workshops (unless otherwise stated) will take place on Wednesday afternoons, 2.00pm-4.00pm at  Theatre in the Mill. The course is free of charge and open to anyone interested in culture, identity, the environment and arts practice.

Places are limited to 15 and we ask if you sign up, you are committed to attending all sessions.

Please email both Karen and Shabina on K.D.Thornton@bradford.ac.uk; and s.aslam26@bradford.ac.uk to secure a place, with Arts and Activism in the subject box.

Course Leaders: Dr. Karen D. Thornton, Associate Professor Film and Television Production. Karen’s main research interest focuses on discourses of power and representation in contemporary film and television.

Shabina Aslam, Theatre in the Mill. Shabina’s main research interest focuses on co-creation of interdisciplinary arts between artists and communities.

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