The War Dialogues - 07.08.17

Date: 7th August 2017


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.

David will join a panel with 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.

This panel is one of a series considering the potential for arts to challenge policy, curated by David Cotterrell, the British Council and the Edinburgh International Festival for the Spirit of '47 season.

BBC Arts Digital will be collaborating with us, making many of the events from Spirit of ’47 available live and on demand to a global audience online. Visit BBC Arts Digital for more information.

Title: ‘War Dialogues’, part of ‘Spirited Voices’ at Spirit of ‘47

Time: Monday, 7th August, 2017 - 15:00 to 16:15 (approx)

Venue: The Studio, 22 Potterrow, Edinburgh, EH8 9BL

Speakers: Allan Little (Chair), David Cotterrell, Ruwanthie de Chickera, Lola Arias, Michael Clarke

Additional Information: https://www.eif.co.uk/2017/

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