"What's It Got to Do with Me?"
  • The House, Plymouth University

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"What's It Got to Do with Me?" is a unique performance taking place at the end of a week of events in which groups of young people from across the UK and around the world will share their creative work, their ideas, hopes and aspirations.

The event is organised by the Indra Congress, which has a memorandum of understanding with the University, and comprises artists, educators and young people who share a passion for using the creative arts as a resource to challenge prejudices, encourage empathy and build positive relationships across seeming boundaries and barriers.

Throughout this week, the Indra Congress is staging a series of events through which young people from Plymouth are communicating directly with children across the globe. Those young people include an enterprising group from Plymouth's Voices for Change group, based at the city's Barbican Theatre, who are hosting a series of dance and visual arts workshops and performances with peers from across the UK and the world. This culminates in the public event this evening.

With the help of a team of professional artists and technical experts from the University's Institute of Digital Arts and Technology (i-DAT), the young participants will also link up digitally with their peers in Palestine, isolated through conflict, and in Sierra Leone, isolated through Ebola. 

Email Bryony Edmondson for more information about tonight's performance which starts at 7.30pm.

The performance is the second Indra Congress event taking place at the University this week. The first, 'Mitra's Questions' on 9 July, was a special Question Time session with young people from around the world on the panel that provided a platform for them to voice and unpick the conflicts they face in their own lives and the conflict they perceive both in the world immediately around them and globally. 

News release: Using art and dance to promote global understanding (2 July 2015)

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