Glocal imaginaries conference
Whitworth Gallery, Manchester, Saturday 12 September
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Creative Arts Day

12 September 2009

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A Creative Arts day will be held on Saturday 12 September at the Whitworth Gallery, Manchester. This event will feature readings, talks and performances by well-known writers and artists as well as an exhibition of the work of artists, photographers, writing groups and community arts organisations involved with issues of migration. These will include the exhibition 'Towards a Sense of Belonging' and Mieke Bal's video installations. This event has been supported in part by funding from Arts Council England North-West and the organisers would like to thank ACE for its generous support.



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• Aria Ahmed Sense of Belonging Exhibition Images (Digital Slideshow)
• Heather Connelly Women's Group Workshop (Digital Slideshow) 
• Godfried Donkor Jamestown Masquerade (Film) and Birth of Venus (triptych)
• Paul Gent I had a Dream... (Mixed Media Collage on Panel)
• Michael Gutteridge Manchester (Paintings)
• Riitta Oittinen Eurosigns of Belonging (Digital Prints)
• John Perivolaris Walking with Thaer (Digital Slideshow)
• John Siddique Moving Manchester (Digital Prints ‘Moving Manchester’ commission)
• The Vine Centre Women's Group, Rosie Hobbs, Heather Connelly, Alma Cunliffe (City Arts, Nottingham) Homemade (Mixed Media Gazebo)
• ‘Moving Manchester’ poem by students from Manchester College
• ‘Moving Manchester’ display and literature
• Publisher book stalls and Artists’ stall



10.00am – 10.30am: Coffee and Registration
1.00pm – 2.00pm: Lunch
3.30pm – 4.00pm: Afternoon Tea / Coffee
7.00pm – 7.30pm: Evening Refreshments (soft drinks / coffee)



10.30 – 11.00am: Welcoming Ceremony

Dean (Lancaster University)
Cathy Bolton (Manchester Literature Festival)
Mike Noon (Arts Council)
Maggie O’Neill (University of Loughborough)
Lynne Pearce (Moving Manchester Project Team)
Robert Crawshaw (Moving Manchester Project Team)

11.00am – 12.00pm: Session One

Academic Plenary: Sukhdev Sandhu
Author of London Calling: How Black and Asian Writers Imagined a City (2004) and Night Haunts: A Journey through Nocturnal London (2007)

Arhus12.00pm – 1.00pm: Session Two

Introduced by Lynne Pearce
Manchester Women Writers:
Cathy Bolton (chair) (Manchester Literature Festival)
Vona Croake (The University of Manchester)
Michelle Green (Commonword)
Qaisra Shahraz (Author)


1.00pm – 2.00pm: A chance to view the works in the South Gallery or an optional excursion to Central Library Exhibition (‘Manchester Writing’)

2.00pm – 3.30pm: Session Three

Readings and Reflections (‘Moving Manchester’ Writers Gallery):
Graham Mort (Chair)
Sean Body
Segun Le French
John Lyons
Basir Sultan Kazmi


3.30pm – 4.00pm: A chance to view the works in the South Gallery

4.00pm – 5.30pm: Question Time Panel

The Politics of Art in a Glocalized World: 1960 to the Present:
Sarah Butler (UrbanWords, London)
Debasish Lahiri (University of Calcutta)
Maggie O’Neill (University of Loughborough)
Ra Page (Comma Press, Manchester)
Dominique Tessier (Freelance Historian, Manchester)

Panelists have prepared statements in response to this topic. Please click on the links above to download these statements. People are invited to email questions for the question time to darien.rozentals[a]

5.30pm – 6.30pm:
Dominique Tessier (Freelance Historian, Manchester)


5.30pm – 7.30pm: Delegates make their own arrangements
(Please see restaurant list in conference pack)


7.30– 9.30pm
Zoe Lambert (Manchester Metropolitan University) (Chair)
7.30pm – 7.45pm: Les Elus (Congolese Band)
7.45pm – 8.30pm: Jackie Kay (Author)
8.30pm – 8.45pm: Les Elus
8.45pm – 9.15pm: John Siddique (Premiere of Moving Manchester Commission)
9.15pm – 9.20pm: Thanks + final number by Les Elus
9.20pm – 9.30pm: PROMPT DEPARTURE



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