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Reaching Excluded Communities – OPEN SPACE

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Admission £5
Start Time 10:00
End Time 12:30

How can we create an open atmosphere that builds power within and between excluded groups?

Much of participatory arts aims to work with communities who are seen as marginalised, using the arts and culture to redress inequality. Often these communities are talked about as ‘hard to reach’ or ‘excluded’ from the mainstream, however the networks within them make them strong and resilient to change.

This event will open with provocations from guest speakers based on their experiences of building and maintaining meaningful relationships within and across communities.

Following the provocations and Q&A, attendees will be invited to reflect on these themes and what these ideas mean for their communities, arts practice and the participatory art sector more widely.

Guest Speakers

Akil Morgan

Akil Morgan is a Liverpool-born community artist and Director of Capoeira for All CIC. His work and projects have led him to connect with communities all over the world. Locally, Akil has set up and ran grassroots projects across the city for over 10 years.

Emily Gee

Emily Gee’s work has variously been categorised as producer, curator, coordinator, manager but could also be described as accomplice, facilitator, caretaker, convener, she’s currently Senior Producer at Heart of Glass. Emily is interested in how we live otherwise, in the cracks and gaps where we can find each other and in the processes of sharing the worlds we live through and the ones we might move towards.

Ticket Cost: £5.00

They also have a small number of bursary places available for those with limited funds, please email

Access: This event will use live transcription. If you require any other access support please get in touch before the event

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