Please note change of venue. This event will now take place at Hyper Island, 24 Lever Street, Northern Quarter, M1 1DZ

Right across the world in zones of violence and disruption In Place of War is building a creative movement, a networked and powerful platform that allows voices to be heard and opportunities to be created. With words, deeds and music we are opening up new creative spaces; sharing stories, fostering radicals and fomenting creative resistance. From the grassroots up, our community of artists and collaborators are exchanging their ideas, their insights and their passions to bring about change in their communities.

This October In Place Of War are curating an event series called Culture | Conflict | Change that will showcase some of the world’s most groundbreaking artists, activists and creative entrepreneurs from sites of conflict, post-conflict and humanitarian disaster.

Part of our NAFASI Week UK

We are inviting a group of international cultural producers from Kenya, Uganda, Zimbabwe, DR Congo, Brazil, India and more to come to London and to speak at Richmix along side some of the UK’s most prolific artists and social commentators.

Entry is free but please email to register.

Venue: Hyper Island, 24 Lever Street, Northern Quarter, M1 1DZ 
Date: Friday 21st October 12.30-5pm. 

Each cultural producer will deliver TED-style talks about creative activism, cultural production, cultural spaces and digital/funding/tools/future

Speakers include:

  • Karina Goulordova, Creative Space, Lebanon
  • MC Benny, Northern Ugandan HipHop Collective, Uganda
  • Robert Mũnũku, Mau Mau Collective, Kenya
  • Fabio Pedroza, Moreis Convida, Brazil
  • Dan Glass, The Glass Is Half Full, UK
  • Lorraine Bgoya, Magamba, Zimbabwe
  • Piki Figueroa, Tuina el Fuerte, Venezuela
  • Laurent Kasindi, Search For A Common Ground, DR Congo
  • Fenella Dawnay & Kirstin Shirling, Good Chance Theatre, UK
  • Dríade Aguiar, Fora Do Exio, Brazil
  • Matt Fenton, Contact, UK
  • Harnaman Singh Mehta, India
  • Steve Vickers, The Agency, UK
  • Rolihlahla Mhlanga, Eyethu Gallery, South Africa
  • Yandass, UK
  • Peter Marcuse, Brandalism, UK
  • Nuradin Abdi, UK
  • Malose Malahaela, Keleketla! Library, South Africa
  • Erika Rushton, Islington Mill, UK
  • Tash Wilcocks, Hyper Island, UK
  • Ruby Ann Patterson, Mancnubian, UK
  • Community Arts North West, UK

And more to be announced…For a full line up of what else is happening during the week see flyer below: