Art & Class:Is everyone welcome?

Tuesday 16th April 2019 – 6 to 8pm
Preston Playhouse
Talk Programmed by Rebecca Chesney

How diverse are the cultural industries when it comes to social class?

This event offers the chance to hear about the inequalities within the visual arts and why it matters.
Speakers include:
Dave O’Brien (author of The Panic! report on inequality in cultural and creative jobs and audiences)
Co-founders of The Double Negative; Laura Robertson (writer, critic and editor based in Liverpool and London) Mike Pinnington (writer and  full-time editor of The Double Negative)
William Titley (artist and co-founder / director of In-Situ)
Rebecca Davies (artist and creator of The Oasis Social Club; a mobile, touring, part entertainment, part discussion space, incorporating the long British tradition of Working Men’s Clubs.
Marlene Smith is an artist and curator, and is the director of The Room Next To Mine. She was a founding member of the BLK Art Group.

The event will be chaired by Rebecca Chesney (artist) and will be documented by Denise Courcoux (arts writer and critic)

About the speakers

Read more about the speakers here
Read more about Rebecca Chesney’s creative practice here.

Tickets and location

Event is free for all to attend.
Do let us know you will be joining us by registering at Eventbrite

Preston Playhouse Market St West, Preston PR1 2HB
The Playhouse is a 10 minute walk from Preston train station and an 8 minute walk from Preston Bus station. Map location

Previous events

Imbalance Redressed 2018: Talk Programmed by Rebecca Chesney at The Harris Museum and Art Gallery which started a conversation about the under representation of women in national and public art collections and explored how the imbalance could be redressed.

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