Tickets: FREE
Online and at the Box, FarGo Village
Thu 11 Nov 2021 @ 10.00

We Move! Global Youth Series - Day 1: A Brave New World

Thu 11 Nov 2021 @ 10.00
Online and at the Box, FarGo Village
Duration: 10am - 5pm (GMT)


Join us and explore the issues that matter most to young people in 2021 and help us shape a more positive future.

A Brave New World is the first day of #WeMove, three days of global conversations bringing together artists and changemakers from across the globe physically and digitally.

Hosted by presenter and radio host Lola Michelle, A Brave New World will spotlight sustainability and building a greener future. We will highlight youth stories from across the world with a panel produced by Dose of Society and profile new creative work exploring young people’s relationships with their cities.  

This is your opportunity to hear from international youth leaders, share your perspectives and learn from local and international peers and changemakers. 

This is an event for anyone who wants to share their experiences and ideas to shape a more dynamic, collaborative and positive future for cities across the globe.


To find out more, email [email protected]

#WeMove! is produced by My Runway Group, a youth empowerment organisation whose recent projects include Black in Carnaby and Home Is Where The Art Is, run by Kojo Marfo, who hosted the company’s first event, My Runway Show, whilst a student at Coventry University.

#WeMove! is a Coventry City of Culture Trust project supported by the British Council.

Image by Kiaski Donkor and Eunice Walker for The Runners Creative Agency.





10.15am - 11.35am

Activism in 2021 hosted by Dose of Society

What does it mean to be an activist in 2021?

Dose of Society is a digital media platform connecting communities and like-minded advocates around the world through the power of video and collective action. In this Global Conversation Dose of Society will explore what it means to be an activist in 2021, from offline, to online from street activism to building communities. Confirmed contributions from Lebanese activist Lara Kays, Ayodeji Saraki, Nigerian writer, media personality and host of SMA talks, Jade Doumani (Beirut), writer and Youthful Cities participant, and Aliyah York founder of The Pupil Power, a national student led movement, working to reimagine the 21st century education system. We will also be joined by a member of Coventry UK City of Culture's Walking Forest project.

This panel will close with the screening of a short film ‘Transnational Lag Express’ that was created as part of the Coventry City of Culture Youthful Cities Cultural Exchange Programme by young writers in Beirut, supported by Rusted Radishes Beirut Literary and Art Journal.

11.35am - 12pm

Break and Networking Discussions   

12pm - 12.10pm

Poetry Recital – Saving the Planet – Theotima Ioannou

Theotima Ioannou is a Coventry and Manchester based theatre-maker, poet and visual artist who believes that artistic creation is fundamentally a process of collaboration and exchange. Spurred by the belief that participation in the arts is a human right, Theo began organising poetry and open mic nights for people who did not otherwise have a platform for their work. Theo’s own poems cross themes such as the environment, the refugee crisis and social issues like discrimination and feminism.


12.15pm - 1.15pm

Taking Fashion Sustainability to New Heights

How are fashion cultures changing across the globe?

The fashion world is changing. Young consumers are increasingly concerned about the sustainability of their clothing choices and platforms like de-pop are driving a more circular fashion economy and socially conscious buying. Despite this, the business of fast fashion is still thriving. This conversation hosted by Dior Bediako, Founder and Director of Pepper Your Talk platform for young fashion creatives, will explore the future of our fashion choices, where the challenges and opportunities lie and what the global picture is. The panellists will include Marta Canga, Sustainability Blogger, Anna Quinn from streetwear brand Strateraa, Jessie Ampofo from Remake and Naserian Koikai (Nairobi), Youthful Cities participant.

1.30pm – 2.30pm

Connecting with the COP26 Programme Livestream - ActNowFilm – Youth Voices on Climate

The ActNowFilm is an official COP26 Universities Project, featuring young people from around the world talking about their lived experiences of climate change, their hopes and fears, their climate pledges, and their demands of the COP Negotiators.

2.30pm - 3.30pm

Break and Networking Discussions and Ideas Sharing – What does Brave New World mean to you?

3.30pm - 4.30pm

Leaders of the New Cool – Creative Careers, Personal Stories and Social Change

This panel brings together a group of inspiring individuals who have challenged the status quo, demonstrated resilience and defied the odds to build creative businesses and careers. Together they will share their stories, explore the contexts that challenged and made them and answer your questions about the pursuit of creative success. The panel will be hosted by Lola Michelle. Panellists will include Coventry founders of Retro Rich, Victor and Lacey Johns, Nigerian Actor, Author and Fashion Consultant Denola Grey and Chris Jammer from Strawberries and Creem Festival. 

4.30pm - 5pm

A BRAVE NEW WORLD – Reflections and next steps


#WeMove – Launch Party



Access information

  • Captioned

Closed captioning will be available for the online stream.

FarGo Village is fully wheelchair accessible