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October Dialogues 2017

October Dialogues 2017

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October Dialogues 2016

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October Dialogues 2017

20 Oct 2017 - 21 Oct 2017

The 2017 edition of October Dialogues hosts public conversations, presentations and performances exploring issues of representation, race and equity in contemporary society and in the cultural sector. In collaboration with the Arts Council England funded research project The Bigger Picture.

For more information please visit the official October Dialogues website:




Fri 20 Oct, 9.30am-4.30pm (The Space)

9.30am: Registration with tea and coffee
10.15am: Welcome and house keeping
10.30am: Off-site museum practices
With Thanh Sinden (Culture Coventry) and Charlotte Holmes (Birmingham Museums Trust) followed by Q&A
11.30am: Break with coffee and tea
11.50am: Collaborative practices with museums: durational in socially engaged practices
With Saziso Phiri (Founder and Curator of The Anti-Gallery) and Kajal Nisha Patel (artist) followed by Q&A
12.50pm: Lunch, networking and sharing 
2pm: Co-production of knowledge though a community and academic research team
With Lisa Robinson (Bright Ideas) followed by a conversation with Karen Salt (University of Nottingham) and Q&A
2.50pm: Break with coffee and tea
3.10pm: The archive as a catalyst for engagement with Samia Malik from the Women of Colour Index 
4.10pm: Closing Remarks 
Vegan food and refreshments provided by Yemoja Foods.

Fri 20 Oct, 5-6.30pm (Cafe.Bar.) 

4.30pm: Drinks Reception
5pm: Evening Performance with Yazmin Lacey 


Sat 21 Oct, 10am-1.30pm (The Space)

Local History Activism in Nottingham and the East Midlands. 

A half day workshop focused on local history activism in Nottingham and the East Midlands, incorporating multiple models of inclusive practice and questions about justice. 

10.00 - 10.50: Workshop 1 - Kelsi, Sofia and Museumand - Discussing the project with Journey to Justice 
10.55 - 11.35: Workshop 2 - Amy Williams - The Holocaust to the Syrian Refugee Crisis, listening to refugee children’s voices and Learning from past and present conflicts. 
11.35 - 12.00: Break (tea and coffee) 

12.00 - 12.50: Workshop 3 - Panya Banjoko - why the Nottingham Black Archive was founded
12.50 - 13.30: Final sharing/ discussion


Free, The Space & Cafe.Bar


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