POSTPONED: Live Late: Hope is Strong

Friday 23 March 2018 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Free, £3 suggested donation
How to book
Just turn up (over 18s only)
Millennium Gallery
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Due to unforeseen circumstances this event has been postponed. We are planning to reschedule for next month and will keep you posted. Apologies for any inconvenience.

This event is for over 18s only.

With far right parties and hate crimes on the rise, civil liberties and human rights seem more at risk today than we could have imagined. In these turbulent times, the Millennium Gallery’s new exhibition Hope is Strong explores the power of art to question the world we live in.

Join us for our second in a series of Live Lates this spring as part of our Protest and Activism season. You’ll have the chance to visit or Hope is Strong exhibition after-hours, where you’ll see work by one of the world’s foremost politically-motivated artists, Ai Weiwei, alongside Jeremy Deller's The Battle of Orgreave Archive (An Injury to One is an Injury to All), a new work by Sean Scully responding to gun violence in the US, and much more.

Find inspiration in the exhibition and get creative as we invite you to contribute to our collaborative art project, HOPE IS…, which will culminate in a parade of placards outlining your hopes for the future. Drawing on the themes explored in Hope is Strong, we’ll ask you to create your own hope-themed placard, banner or badge.  We’ll be transforming our Cadman Room into a messy art space for grown-ups where you can socialise, make and create.

Our Speaker’s Corner will be showcasing examples of creative activism, protest music and spoken word, including performances by Stephen Sawyer and Jim Ghedi

On the night the brilliant Everyday Activism will be running a series of activities to help you get involved with the causes that matter to you. We’ll also be joined by the Martin Jenkinson Image Library, who will be sharing their insight into the events chronicled in the Jeremy Deller work in the exhibition.

As always, we’ll be soundtracking the evening, this time with our specially-curated Songs of Protest playlist, and our pay bar will be open all night.

Artists (L-R): Mark Titchner, Raquel Macartney, Robert Montgomery.

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