Friday, 9 August 2013

Bringing change through the arts

ARTS at the Heart of Change is the theme of a conversation taking place tonight, Friday 9th August, in the hall at St John's Church, from 6-7.30pm, as part of Just Festival.

The arts certainly promote creativity, innovative thinking, new ways of seeing things and participation. But how can and do they play a role in promoting change the at societal, political and economic levels?

What can be done to integrate artists and community organisations into the addressing of the many social problems we face in Scotland, locally and globally? What are the best examples of building cross-cultural dialogue through the arts?

Speakers at the discussion are Bob Chilcott (composer and patron of Waverly Care), Gavin Crichton (Active Inquiry), Jay McAllister (Impact Arts) and Lilian J. S. Lee (Fourth World Art). The chair is Dr Geoffrey Stevenson of the Centre for Theology and Public Issues and Peacebuilding Through Media Arts at the University of Edinburgh.

Our photo is the Impact Arts installation outside St John's for Just.

Full details and booking for this conversation here. 

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