7 June 2018View Blog
Lush's campaign has been labelled 'anti-police' but their real intention was an important one for activism
14 May 2018View Blog
When Blue Planet II aired in October 2017, we all knew viewing figures would be high to witness some miraculous journeys through the animal kingdom, and Sir David Attenborough’s enchanting narration. But few could predict the programme’s incredible effect on shaping public opinion towards plastic pollution.
23 April 2018View Blog
In part D of my gold arts award, I have focussed on the arts issue of un-environmentally friendly packaging used today. Throughout this essay I have vocalised my opinions on this issue, as well as including opinions from industry professionals.
17 April 2018View Blog
A debate on the ways in which theatre is able to affect political or social change.
2 February 2018View Blog
The 2018 Golden Globe Awards proved to be controversial, for reasons other than the winners. The occasion became primarily a stage upon which countless celebrities projected their views on the recent exposure of the corruption in Hollywood.
29 June 2016 – 12 October 2016View Event
The 2016 engage International Conference
Liverpool Hope University & venues across Liverpool
13 & 14 October; Fringe 12, 13 & 15 October #engageinLiverpool
The engage International Conference 2016 will explore how issues of access and activism impact on gallery and visual arts approaches to education and outreach.
Taking place in Liverpool, a city renowned for its radicalism and creativity, at the time of the Liverpool Biennial, this year's Conference programme will have a strong focus on arts activism – how it has changed not only society's response to art, but also how it has irrevocably altered the way in which the arts world now engages with society at large.
Conference will consider the exciting methods of engagement which have developed from the early days of activism, examples of how intervention achieves its aims and the ways in which the arts can create value in contemporary society. It will examine how the arts can effectively engage with schools and ask if the curricula, or styles of interaction need to change. A discussion about how best to provide sustainable careers for artists will bring the two days of interaction and conversation to a close.