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Studio Talks in Arts and Narrative

Past Events

Monday 20 October 2014, 7 pm

Studio, York Theatre Royal

As part of the International Centre for Art and Narrative, York Theatre Royal and York St John University jointly curate a series of talks. For each event we bring together different voices that provide different perspectives for an engaging, stimulating and convivial evening of debate.

Narrative, Women and Prisons

Prison is a place that can strip women of their identity and sever narratives of self and belonging.

Resettlement is a process of rebuilding those narratives through helping women re-establish their connections to families and communities.

This event will bring together perspectives that speak of the lived experience of prisoners, the use of arts practice to assist resettlement and understandings of the importance of identity and narrative in the resettlement process

Speakers include:

Imogen Ashby - Head of Engagement for the nationally acclaimed theatre company Clean Break

Charlotte Harker - Head of Education at HMP Askham Grange

A resident from HMP Askham Grange

Rachel Conlon - Senior Lecturer in Applied Theatre - The Prison Partnership Project and On the Out Project

This event is free, but please book via the Theatre box office in advance or on the night.


Monday 3 November 2014, 7 pm

Studio, York Theatre Royal

Narrative, Art and Democracy

Can you have a democracy without art? Drawing together speakers from the world of education, theatre and community practice, this talk will explore the connecting points between narrative, the arts and democracy.