The relationship between the arts and activism is not a new one. William Morris’s Kelmscott Press, a leading light in the Arts and Crafts movement, was a direct response to industrialisation and the factory system. Dickens’ novels are not only beloved works of classic literature, but stark social commentaries that he coupled with fundraising and organising. Picasso’s 1937 painting Guernica is one of the most famous pieces of anti-war art ever produced. In Britain today, it feels the relationship between art and activism is closer than ever. Across the country, artists and creatives are using the arts and culture to tackle the big issues of our time.
Join the panel as they share how their work channels creativity to challenge, resist, and campaign on a range of urgent contemporary issues.
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