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Arts & Activism - Info Night / Fundraiser for Stop the Arms Fair

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Join us for a evening of discussion and performance exploring the role of the arts in activism, resistance and social justice movements. We will be raising funds to support migrant artists in participating in Stop the Arms Fair (https://www.stopthearmsfair.org.uk/) and will also be sharing info on how you can get involved.
See the detailed timetable below.

Tasty 100% vegan/halal/kosher food will be cooked by North London Food Not Bombs!

Tickets are on a sliding scale: £5 (unwaged / student), £7.5 (waged), £10-£12.50 (solidarity ticket).
No one will be turned away for lack of funds- please get in touch about free spaces.

Note on accessibility: there is a small step (8 cm) by the front door, the toilet is wheelchair accessible. Get in touch if you need any more info.

Black Cat cafe is a 100% vegan, cooperatively run space in Hackney-London that aims to promote an ethical lifestyle.

MUSIC by Zendeka: A group of Greek and Turkish musicians, will be playing immigrant songs from Aegean Sea.

We will be joined on the night by:

Art The Arms Fair will be speaking about using art to Stop the Arms Fair.

Darren Cullen - (https://www.spellingmistakescostlives.com/)
"Darren Cullen is a satirical artist, illustrator and writer, born in Leeds to Irish parents and currently based in London. ... Darren uses the language of advertising to make work about the empty promises of consumerism and the lies of military recruiters. Releasing his first comic, an anti-army recruitment booklet sarcastically called ‘Join the Army’ in 2013 (bethemeat.co.uk)."

Alicia Reyes McNamara -
"Reyes McNamara's work aims to challenge incomplete identities constructed by two-dimensional ideas of Latino culture. Her work translates the Mexican American or Chicana identity through her explorations of language as a territory and space to challenge ideas of authenticity within a diaspora. [She] recently received her MFA from the University of Oxford's Ruskin School of Art, after completing her BFA at California College of the Arts. Her work was included in the Bloomberg New Contemporaries exhibition at the Bluecoat and ICA in 2016." (http://southlondongallery.org/page/aliciareyesmcnamara)

Daniella Valz Gen
Daniella's practice encompasses text, installation, performance and collaborative projects. Focusing on the poetic as a means of resistance, her work seeks to return the global to a matter of bodies, of a body, of what it means to have a body that is often negated or undermined by wider structures. Through an ongoing practice based research engaging with affect and the means by which identity is negotiated, Valz Gen interrogates wider socio-political discourses by bringing matters back to the personal and subjective.

Valz Gen is an associate artist of Holding Space at The Showroom, London, and is currently leading Colaborar is the name of the game, an ACE funded project focused on issues around visibility, identity and gender within the Latin community in London, taking place through a collaboration with agency for agency, 198 Gallery, Gasworks and The Showroom.


ABOUT STOP THE ARMS FAIR:
Stop The Arms Fair is a network of groups and individuals who have joined forces to put an end to DSEI and all UK arms fairs.
DSEI is one of the world’s biggest arms fairs. For one week every two years, in East London, arms companies display their weapons to buyers from around the world, including countries in conflict, authoritarian regimes and countries with serious human rights problems.
The UK government helps to organise this arms fair, invites these military buyers from around the world, and helps arms companies to make deals, at taxpayer expense.
This has to stop, and together we can stop it.
DSEI is planning to return on 12-15 September 2017 and we are already working to stop it.

Take action to challenge the arms fair, its organisers and the exhibitors that make a profit from killing and repression.



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