A 3 Day conference for young people aged 16-25 at The Ammerdown Centre in rural Somerset, near Bath 5-7 August 2015
Arts activities and Workshops, Discussions and Debates on themes of;
Intercultural identity, faith, culture, community, creativity, social change.
Day Attendance or Free accommodation
Only £25 (Inclusive of transport and food= if you can’t afford this apply anyway we may be able to sponsor your place).
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Can’t make the full three days of Spark Dialogue?
Join us for Thursday the 6th of August FREE places and return transport from Bristol to the Spark Dialogue conference in a beautiful location outside of Bath. Email us now at email@example.com to apply. (You must be 25 years or younger) We welcome participants from any community. DEADLINE 13th July.
Some of the activities:
Session 1 See Me, See You -Art activity where you reflect personally about the different aspects of your identity and how you see yourself and how others might see you, trying to think through different elements of your identity for example family, nationality, education, gender, religion. You will create a self portrait decorated with words, followed by group discussion- where you can share as much or as little as you like!
Session 2 Living with dual cultural identities: “Who are you? Where are you from? Which box shall I put you in?” says society, skillfully. We may conform to certain social norms because they help the world categorize us. But what really makes up our identity? And what challenges do we face from being who we really are?’
Karan Sahota shares her story, with the help of film clips and invites you to share your story too.
Session 3 Islamophobia – antisemitism: complex words to describe a simple emotion: hatred of someone who I believe is different from me. Over centuries Muslims and Jews have been on the receiving end of prejudice. Why does this happen? How do you see this? Do you think people’s prejudicial attitudes can be countered and changed? An interactive workshop.
Session 4 Poetry/Spoken-word: Crossing between poetry and spoken word, you will have the opportunity to work with the brilliant performer Shagufta Iqbal to devise short pieces of your own, ‘Her vivid thought provoking work beautifully transports audiences to a world where gender, race, and culture are examined through a fresh, passionate and exciting perspective. ‘ Pieces will be recorded for you to keep and will be shared with your permission
Want to know more? This page tells you more about a similar event we ran previously: http://www.salaamshalom.org.uk/creative-dialogue-residential/