Thursday 20 September, 7.00pm
Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
|Tickets£15 (£12 Members / Students)||Running time1 hour 30 minutes|
‘To do a great right, do a little wrong.’
The Merchant of Venice, Act IV, Scene 1
Leading cultural figures question if we are self-censors in today’s artistic landscape.
50 years on do we need a new Theatres Act? Are artists and cultural institutions entering a new era of self-censorship and if so what does the future look like? Join leading cultural and political figures in a panel discussion that explores the complexities of modern day censorship and its impact on arts and culture.
This event is in collaboration with the Index on Censorship.
There will also be the opportunity to put your questions to the panel on the night #JoinTheDebate
Chair: Julia Farrington
Index on Censorship – International freelance producer, campaigner and trainer, working at the intersection between arts and human rights. Specialises in artistic freedom of expression.
Shereener Browne – Barrister at Garden Court Chambers with over 23 years experience. She started her legal career at the criminal bar and built a reputation for defending young offenders accused of serious gang-related crimes. In 2016 Shereener embarked up an acting career.
Agnieszka Kolek – Artist, Curator, Polish Woman of the Year 2013 in the UK for Co-organizing and Curating Passion for Freedom London Art Festival.
Anders Lustgarten – Political playwright “renowned for his hard-hitting, wide-ranging approach to political and social questions” (Time Out). Recent work includes The Secret Theatre at Shakespeare’s Globe (2017), an allegory for modern surveillance set in the reign of Elizabeth I.
Kenan Malik – Writer, lecturer and broadcaster. Columnist for the Observer and International New York Times. Latest book: The Quest for a Moral Compass (Atlantic).
Further panellists to be confirmed.