The Human Rights Creative Writers' Group and The Live Literature Company are presenting an evening of performances and talks, with a focus on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and Human Rights for people currently On The Move, followed by a discussion with the audience. This event leads on from our previous evening back in May 2014, The New Spring Without FGM. We hope to build on the success of this evening and review the situation now through our performance work, in regard to the current position in the UK on FGM, as well as the situation for people 'on the move', which Amnesty International is developing as their current focus.
The first part of the evening will be a focus on FGM, with performances ranging from poetry to an audio play, and the second part will include a discussion with the audience.
Please join us to help create a vision for the future around these very important issues. We are hoping to raise a petition to present to the Government.
- 6pm: Doors open
- 6.30pm: Opening talk - Overview of event
- 6.35pm: Performance of 'Song of Innocence' - Written/directed by Valerie Doulton, featuring Tony Hasnath and Ciara Murphy
- 7pm: Audio play: 'A Trip to Nigeria' (shortened)
- 7.10pm: Poem, 'A Conversation'
- 7.15pm: Interview with Yvette Robbin-Coker, from FGM charity FORWARD.
- 7.50pm: Brief introduction
- 7.55pm: Musical performance by Rae Ayling
- 8pm: Arooj Khan from Artem et Populis - Talk on refugee integration in the UK
- 8.10pm: Poems by Geraldine Cowen ( 'Ratify' and 'Shadow Child') and Ann Garrett ('Refugees' and 'The Trafficking Business Game')
- 8.20pm: Musical performance by Rae Ayling
- 8.25pm: Panel discussion begins - Questions will be taken from the audience