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Transforming Narratives: Free Online Talks Explore The Arts

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Virtual debates look at international issues
A series of free online events will feature speakers from Birmingham, Pakistan and Bangladesh exploring a host of artistic and cultural issues. Presented by Kalaboration Arts as part of the Transforming Narratives Project, the talks take place on August 29, September 26 and October 24.

Critical Dialogue
Critical Dialogue

The first Critical Conversations event, Art in the Times of the Corona-19 Pandemic, discusses how the pandemic has impacted on the arts and how artists have responded across Birmingham, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Then on September 26, Margins to Mainstream looks at the challenges faced by artists in marginalised countries and ways of creating dialogue across communities. Finally on October 24, State Subsidy, Artistic Freedom and Censorship explores how artists balance their desire to speak out with the risk of doing so impacting on funding and support.

All the events take place at 1pm (UK), 5pm (Pakistan) and 6pm (Bangladesh) and will last for roughly 90 minutes.

Kalaboration Arts is a Birmingham-based arts development agency whose three artistic directors Mukhtar Dar, Ian Sergeant and Bob Ramdhanie have been at the forefront of producing, programming, touring and commissioning the arts and cultures of African, Asian and Caribbean people. Mukhtar said: "These three critical conversations bring together multiple voices from the world of art and culture to explore some of the compelling issues facing the peoples of Pakistan, Bangladesh and the Diaspora here in Birmingham."

Transforming Narratives is a ground-breaking project that supports creative and cultural practitioners and organisations in Birmingham to engage in exchange with artists and organisations in cities in Pakistan and Bangladesh. Transforming Narratives Project Director Sophina Jagot added: "We are delighted to be working alongside Kalaboration Arts to present these three free events. Transforming Narratives is very much a platform for dialogue, debate and new understanding and these conversations will open up new connections and a shared understanding of contemporary art and cultural narratives in Birmingham, Pakistan and Bangladesh going forward."

All the Critical Dialogue events are free, the first is available to book here

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Why? Online events bring artists together
When: 29 August, 26 September and 24 October 2021
Where: Online
Cost: Free
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