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Beyond the Blade Live: Gary Younge in Birmingham

Guardian Live

Tuesday, 5 February 2019 from 19:00 to 21:15 (GMT)

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Standard ticket 5 Feb 2019 £5.00 £0.83
Concessions   more info 5 Feb 2019 £4.50 £0.80
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Join journalist Gary Younge in Birmingham to explore Beyond the Blade, The Guardian’s award-winning series investigating knife crime and youth violence in the UK.

Guardian editor-at-large Gary Younge will host an open conversation about the causes of knife crime in Britain and what the solutions might be. The evening will feature a special keynote from Gary, screenings of films and clips from podcasts inspired by his reporting and a networking drinks reception.

In Birmingham, where fear often fuels negative portrayals of the most vulnerable parts of the city, challenging media and cultural narratives that incite panic is key to reducing youth-on-youth violence. With anxiety spreading through local communities, how can we move beyond sensationalist headlines to uncover and fix the underlying issues that trigger violence?

We are inviting you to join an inclusive discussion with key voices from the local community who have personal experiences with knife crime and are actively engaged in solutions. Speaking at the event will be Alison Cope, who now campaigns to raise awareness of the dangers of knife crime after her son Joshua Ribera was murdered in 2013. We will be building on the conversations started by Gary’s extensive reporting, and our films and podcasts, to talk about the role of media coverage and education in tackling knife crime.

Running time: 135 minutes, no interval.

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The Old Library
Gibb Street
B9 4AT Birmingham
United Kingdom

Tuesday, 5 February 2019 from 19:00 to 21:15 (GMT)

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