LIVE LATE: Hope is Strong

Friday 20 April 2018 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Free, £3 suggested donation
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Just turn up (over 18s only)
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Over 18s only, £3 recommended donation

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 a performance from poet Steve Sawyer

We’ll also be joined by representatives from the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign and the Sheffield Feminist Archive and more!

As always, we’ll be sound tracking 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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