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Activism And The Arts In Light Of Black Lives Matter Movement

Mon. 26 October 2020

Utopia Theatre's Tchiyiwe Chihana is joined in conversation with Aar Maanta.

Aar Maanta is a Somali-British musician whose activism, work and creativity has led him to become a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). As a singer and songwriter, he has embraced a mix of styles that brings influences from rock and reggae together with traditional Somali and Arabic music. Aar Maanta's songs are written in the traditional Somali poetic form using allegory and alliteration to address issues of relevance to Somali immigrants.

Workshops and masterclasses in Utopia Theatre’s Creative Hub are for people of African origin aged 16 and above.

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Kit de Waal in conversation with Désirée Reynolds

Sat. 31 October 2020

Kit de Waal won awards for her debut book My Name is Leon and made room for working class writers with the anthology Common People. Hear her discuss Supporting Cast, her new short story collection capturing "the darkness and joy of the everyday."

Leadmill Live Stream: George Waite (The Crookes)

Join George from the much missed Sheffield band The Crookes for a special live set, playing The Crookes tunes live for the first time since their emotional farewell at the Leadmill in 2017. In aid of the #SaveOurVenues campaign.

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CMC 2018 Keynote: Beeban Kidron

An award-winning director and producer, and co-founder of educational charity Into Film, Beeban Kidron is passionate about the role stories can play in the development of young people’s identities and their sense of what it is to be human.