Cultural Exchanges Festival 2020

This year's festival highlights include:

David Olusoga

We are thrilled to welcome renowned historian, broadcaster, film-maker and presenter David Olusoga. David is author of The World’s War (winner of the First World War Book of the Year in 2015) and Black and British: A Forgotten History.  An award-winning documentary maker, his most recent TV series include the highly acclaimed A House Through Time and the BAFTA winning Britain’s Forgotten Slave Owners (BBC 2). An expert on military history, empire, race and slavery, David is one of the three presenters on the BBC’s landmark arts series ‘Civilisations’.  For Cultural eXchanges he is in conversation with Serena Dyer (DMU) about history, TV and his highly successful series A House Through Time. Early booking recommended.

 

Travis Alabanza

Travis Alabanza is a writer, theatre maker and performer based in London. In the last four years they have been noted by numerous publications and figures as one of the most prominent emerging figures in trans art and public thought. Their work has appeared in The Guardian, BBC, Dazed, ID, Vice as well as performing and speaking in venues across countries such as The Tate, ICA, V&A, Harvard University, Oxford and more. Their recent show Burgerz toured across the UK and Europe in 2019, winning the Total Theatre Edinburgh Fringe Award, voted Guardian Readers Favourite show, and acclaimed success after a sold out run at Southbank Centre. Travis Alabanza works to archive and discuss the issues facing gender non-conforming and trans people, at the intersections of class and sexuality.  They are joined in conversation by Roisin Forde, DMU Student Union’s LGBTQ representative.

 

Katharine Hamnett

Cultural eXchanges is honoured to welcome via live link iconic fashion designer Katharine Hamnett. Hamnett is one of the pioneers of modern British fashion. She invented the much copied slogan t-shirt, was the first to use distressed denim, and championed organic cotton long before many were aware of the damage that conventional production causes to the environment. Katharine Hamnett, especially so in the 1980's, influenced both British popular culture and politics through the strength of her work. She was also the first designer to win the British Fashion Council's 'Designer of the Year' award in 1984. An outspoken designer she has been championing sustainability in fashion for 30 years.  In this ‘In Conversation…’ she talks to Dr Claire Lerpiniere (DMU) about ethical industry practices and her fight for sustainability within the fashion industry.  Early booking recommended. 

NB. Katharine Hamnett’s appearance is via live link.

Cultural Exchanges Festival 2020

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Book online

Cultural Exchanges Box Office is now open, we advise pre-booking through our Ticket Source webpage or Box Office hotline to ensure your space. You can make an advanced booking online through Ticketsource or to book with a member of the team please call our Box Office hotline - (0116) 250 6229 between 1-2pm Mon-Fri.

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If you have any other Box Office queries please email us through cexbookings@dmu.ac.uk or alternatively call (0116) 250 6229. 

Access

The Clephan Building, Campus Centre, Hugh Aston Building and PACE Building are all wheelchair accessible. Please contact the box office on (0116) 250 6229 before the event if you require disabled parking or have any other requirements concerning access.

 

Monday 24 February

EVENT

LOCATION

TIME

CATEGORY

PRICE

Confucius Institute Workshop

 

Vijay Patel Building 1.13

2pm-3pm

Workshop

FREE

Sue Porter: The Leicester Film Society

Clephan 3.01

3pm-4pm

Talk

FREE

Bamboozle Theatre

Clephan 0.01

4pm-5pm

Talk

FREE

Sonia Chandaria Tillu Kathak dance workshop

PACE 4

4.30pm- 6pm

Workshop

£3

(£2 conc)

Art Auction

Vijay Patel Building 4.05

7pm – onwards

Auction

FREE

David Olusoga

Clephan 2.13

7:30pm- 8:30pm

Talk

£3

(£2 conc)

 

Tuesday 25 February

EVENT

LOCATION

TIME

CATEGORY

PRICE

Sound Bites

Leicester Gallery, Vijay Patel Building

1pm- 2pm

Performance

FREE

Demon Crew

Clephan 1.16

1pm-2pm

Performance

FREE

Accessible Art

Clephan 3.01

3pm-4pm

Discussion

FREE

Jon Wilkins:

Leicester Anthology

Clephan 1.16

6pm-7.30pm

Talk/Perfomance

FREE

Dilwyn Porter

Clephan 0.01

6pm-7pm

Talk

FREE

Travis Alabanza

Clephan 3.01

6pm-7pm

In Conversation

FREE

Katharine Hamnett

Hugh Aston Building 0.08

6pm-7pm

In Conversation

FREE

PINGGG...K!

Secular Hall

7:30pm-till late

Performance

FREE

 

Wednesday 26 February

EVENT

LOCATION

TIME

CATEGORY

PRICE

Sound Bites

Leicester Gallery, Vijay Patel Building

1pm-2pm

Performance

FREE

Postgraduate writing

Clephan 3.02

1pm-2pm

Performance

FREE

Ben Sandbrook

Clephan 0.01

2pm-3pm

Discussion

FREE

Stuart Price

Clephan 3.03

2pm-3pm

Talk

FREE

(Re) Writing Leicester

Philip Tew and Robert Duncan

Clephan 3.01

3pm-4pm

Performance

FREE

Aubrey Whitfield

Clephan 0.01

4pm-5pm

In conversation

FREE

Tom Mills

Clephan 3.01

5pm- 6pm

Talk

FREE

Barry Dufour

Clephan 1.16

5pm-6pm

Talk

FREE

Rise Up

Clephan 0.17

5.30pm- 6:30pm

Discussion

FREE

'Laberinto'

Adrian Varela

Second Floor Campus Centre 2.01 & 2.02

6pm-8pm

In Conversation/ Performance

FREE


Thursday 27 February

EVENT

LOCATION

TIME

CATEGORY

PRICE

Sound Bites

Leicester Gallery, Vijay Patel Building

1pm-2pm

Performance

FREE

Doing Hope

Clephan 1.16

2:30pm-5pm

Workshop

FREE

Music Industry Panel

Clephan 3.01

2pm – 3pm

Discussion

FREE

Arts in Prisons

Clephan 3.01

4pm-5pm

Discussion

FREE

Joseph Bennett

Clephan 0.01

4pm-5pm

In conversation

FREE

Vampirella

Clephan 3.03

6pm-7pm

Talk/Screening

FREE

David Bebber

Clephan 0.01

6pm-7pm

Talk

FREE

Blackchat: Jean Francois Manicom

Serendipity,

21 Bowling Street

6pm-7pm

In conversation

£12 (£10 conc)

MTI Concert

PACE 1

6:00pm-7:30pm

Performance

FREE

 

Friday 28 February

EVENT

LOCATION

TIME

CATEGORY

PRICE

Chip Kawalsingh

Clephan 2.30

2pm-3pm

Talk

FREE

SPLASH!

Clephan 3.03

3pm-4pm

Discussion

FREE

Amartey Golding

Clephan 3.01

3pm – 4pm

 In Conversation

FREE

Please Do Touch- Sally Doughty

Leicester Gallery,

Vijay Patel Building

4pm-4.50pm

Performance

FREE

Ramsay Burt

Vijay Patel Building Terrace

5pm-6pm

Book Launch

FREE

Jeremy Hunter

Clephan 3.03

5pm – 6pm

Talk

FREE

Sue Austin

Vijay Patel Building 4.05

6pm-7pm

In Conversation

FREE

MTI Concert

PACE 1

 

6pm-7.30pm

Performance

FREE

 

Disabled parking passes need to be pre-booked by calling the Box Office hotline. There is no parking on campus during the day however after 5:00pm the staff car park behind Kimberlin Library will be open for Cultural Exchanges audience members. For more information on public parking please visit the parking information at leicester.gov.uk/parking.

Terms and Conditions

  • Please arrive 10 minutes before the event is due to begin, with your email confirmation, in order to guarantee your reservation.
  • Online booking closes 2hrs prior to the event.
  • Requests for refunds will only be considered up to 48hrs before the event.
  • Please inform the box office (0116 250 6229) if you have any hearing or mobility requirements.
  • For bookings greater than 10 people please phone the box office.
 
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