WHOSE HERITAGE? Symposium with David Olusoga and Dawn Walton

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Newcastle upon Tyne

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Northumbria University presents Whose Heritage?, a symposium honouring the 20th anniversary of Stuart Hall’s landmark address: Whose Heritage? Un‐settling ‘the Heritage’, Re‐imagining the post‐nation.

The free, one-day event features internationally renowned Keynote speakers David Olusoga (BBC broadcaster and public historian) and Dawn Walton (Eclipse Theatre Artistic Director), plus panels and performances that reflect on Stuart Hall’s project to challenge inequalities in the culture and heritage fields.

When the event reaches capacity we will maintain a waiting list. Please email ad.ccim@northumbria.ac.uk for further queries.

The Whose Heritage? symposium takes place on Friday 24th May 2019 at the Assembly Rooms, in Newcastle upon Tyne. A curated daytime programme of invited talks, roundtables and arts interventions and performances offer a vital snapshot of current theory, performances and interventions. Open to BME and public audiences especially youth voices, the event is designed to offer a fresh approach to debate beyond reports, data, sector insights and academia.

Whose Heritage? aims to raise awareness and expand society’s attitudes about heritage, and to incorporate ideas of ‘difference’ and ‘change’ into how we think about the past. In the current political climate, ‘going public’ with cultural difference will make a claim on how culture, the arts and heritage is envisioned and practiced in the North East.

Whose Heritage? is part of a wider AHRC-funded (Multi) Cultural Heritage fellowship at Northumbria University with AHRC Leadership Fellow Dr Susan Ashley (AHRC PROJECT # AH/P008984/1). The planning nucleus are local heritage and cultural organisers Nikolas Barrera of ¡VAMOS! Festival, Padma Rao of Sangini, Degna Stone of Eclipse Theatre, and Hengameh Ashraf Emami and Kathleen Boodhai of Northumbria University. This fusion of artists, curators and researchers from across the sectors who engage, consume or contribute to heritage and culture, or who are prominent in activism, will contribute to new strategies to address issues with equality and social justice.

Accomodation
Please note for out of town attendees of the symposium we have secured a discounted single room rate (£60) at The Royal Station Hotel for accommodation valid on 23rd April 2019. This is next to the main Newcastle train station (called Central Station). Please quote 'HERITAGE' at the time of booking to receive your discounted rate and we look forward to seeing you!


Symposium running order

9:30
Introductions - Northumbria University

10:00
Whose Heritage 20th anniversary – Matt Martin
(Stuart Hall Foundation Scholar)

10:15
Keynote #1 (Stuart Hall, Public History and Whose Heritage?):
David Olusoga, Broadcaster
Chair, Beverley Prevatt-Goldstein, NEEACA
(North East of England African Community Association)

11:15
Break

11:30
Roundtable #1 - (Stuart Hall, Public History and Whose Heritage?)
Chair Rosie Lewis, The Angelou Centre
Panelists: Clara Arokiasamy (ICOMOS-UK), Miranda Lowe
(Natural History Museum, Museum Detox),
Meleisa Ono George (Warwick); Anandi Ramamurthy (Sheffield-Hallam)

12:30
Spoken Word - Host, Degna Stone, poet, Eclipse Theatre.
Performers: Radikal Queen; Jo Clement; Rowan McCabe

1:00
Lunch – by Investing in People, Newcastle

2:00
Whose Heritage? Performances – Host, Nikolas Barrera, Vamos Festival
Performers: Ladies of Midnight Blue

2:30
Keynote #2 (Arts and Heritage): Dawn Walton, Eclipse Theatre
Chair Degna Stone, Eclipse Theatre

3:30
Roundtable #2 (Arts and Heritage in the Northeast) – Chair Tina Gharavi,
Newcastle University
Panelists: Hannabiell Sanders (Harambee Pasadia), Martin Hylton
(Gateway Studio);
Padma Rao (ArtsConnect and Sangini); David Faulkner
(Newcastles of the World/Waka Waka Africa North East)

4:30
Concluding Remarks - Dr Susan Ashley and Partners

5:00
Reception



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Fenkle Street

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE1 5XU

United Kingdom

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