Tickets: FREE
Online Workshop
Fri 26 Feb 2021 @ 13.00
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Culture Conversations: What's Art Got To Do With It?

Fri 26 Feb 2021 @ 13.00
Online Workshop
Duration: 1 hour
FREE

Join us on Zoom for an open discussion exploring the role of Arts in bringing about social change.

The pandemic has brought inequality and the challenges faced by many in society into sharp focus. It has also shone a spotlight on the relationship between creativity and our wellbeing, igniting new hobbies and old passions for art of all kinds.

But what about the role of the Arts in social change? As we ‘build back better’, what’s art got to do with it?

This workshop will be a space to reconnect and consider how the arts might continue to challenge the status quo. It will be led by Coventry artist Edie Jo Murray alongside artists from the Reform the Norm Collective’s first cohort.

We will talk about why our City of Culture has a Caring City team and share some highlights of our Caring City manifesto.

ADVANCE BOOKING REQUIRED

Spaces on this month’s edition of Culture Conversations are free and limited to ensure all participants can be involved in the workshop.

Once you have booked a ticket in advance, you will be emailed a link to join the Zoom call for the event.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Edie Jo Murray is a Coventry-based artist who took part in the Reform the Norm Story of Us workshops in 2020. For Edie, art provides a space where the rules can be different to those of the everyday world we live in. Through her practice, she imagines alternate realities and explores escapism through storytelling and world building. As part of this event Edie will share some of her own journey to discovering the value of art in her life and explain why she’s passionate about art for all.

Image: A digital 3D illustration showing the words 'it's not real' on mountains under a purple sky.. Artist: Edie Jo Murray.

Image: A digital 3D illustration showing the words 'it's not real' on mountains under a purple sky.. Artist: Edie Jo Murray.

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Live closed captioning will be provided throughout the event.