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Spirit of '47 | 2017 International Festival

War Dialogues

Spirited Voices

Artist David Cotterrell is joined by a panel of leading artists and experts to explore the changing role, responsibility and challenges of witnessing and responding to modern conflict.

Does the placement, presence, and input of artists need to be re-negotiated and re-imagined in the context of contemporary crises? This panel discussion will explore the changing role, responsibility and challenges of witnessing and responding to modern conflict.

Panellists include British artist David Cotterrell, an official war artist in Afghanistan; Lola Arias, director of MINEFIELD, theatre which brings together ex-servicemen from the Falklands/Malvinas; Professor Michael Clarke, former Director General of the Royal United Services Institute and Ruwanthie de Chickera, a Sri Lankan writer and cultural activist. The discussion will be chaired by former BBC war correspondent Allan Little. 

Part of the International Festival and British Council season Spirit of '47

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7 August 2017

This event was part of a previous International Festival and is therefore unavailable to book. The 2019 programme will be available in the spring.