Arts and Activism: Stop the Arms Fair Fundraiser with Food Not Bombs

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Tuesday 1 August 2017

Black Cat Cafe
76A Clarence Road
E5 8HB

Join us for a evening of discussion and performance exploring the role of the arts in activism, resistance and social justice movements (speakers and performers TBC). We will be raising funds to support migrant artists in participating in Stop the Arms Fair and will also be sharing info on how you can get involved. Details of speakers and performers will be announced closer to the time, and tasty 100% vegan/halal/kosher food will be cooked by North London Food Not Bombs!
You can book your tickets today on Eventbrite, and some tickets will be available on the door. Tickets are on a sliding scale: £5 (unwaged / student), £7.5 (waged), £10-£12.50 (solidarity ticket). No one will be turned away for lack of funds- please get in touch about free spaces.
Note on venue accessibility: Black Cat cafe is a 100% vegan, cooperatively run space in Hackney-London that aims to promote an ethical lifestyle. There is a small step (8 cm) by the front door, the toilet is wheelchair accessible. Get in touch if you need any more info.
“Art is a powerful form of communication which has a unique ability to transcend cultural and linguistic boundaries. Simply put – Art is an exploration of what it means to be human. [Art] can be brash or sublime, basic or intricate, and is one of the first forms of human expression and which remains rooted in the creative potential for innovation and transformation. It has an extraordinary capacity to express resistance and rebellion; protest and hope. It can start conversations; it can bring subjects into the public sphere, expose abuses and to point towards new worlds: to touch people in a deeper and more affecting way than academic and political discourse, to move us to tears, to laughter and to action.” – Deeyah Khan