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Liverpool Biennial presents: Community Arts? Learning from the Legacy of Artists’ Social Initiatives

The Black-E's participatory theatre game on housing. It shows members of the audience being show potential properties, 1969. Courtesy of The Black-E archive.

Sunday 1 November
The Black-E, Liverpool
Free, booking required

This daylong event brings together distinguished thinkers and practitioners from the field of community arts, in order to discuss the legacy of such practices in the light of a renewed interest in socially engaged art. This event will re-open conversations and instigate new ones, ensuring that important work undertaken in the 1970s and 1980s continues to resonate.

Speakers include: Assemble, Ania Bas, Sonia Boyce, Jason Bowman, Anna Colin, Janna Graham, Granby 4 Streets Community Land Trust, Jeanne van Heeswijk, Homebaked, Sophie Hope, Nina Edge, Bill Harpe, Wendy Harpe, Loraine Leeson, Andrea Phillips, Laura Raicovich, Frances Rifkin, Sally Tallant, Nato Thompson and Ed Webb-Ingall.

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This event is part of a weekend of programmes in Liverpool and beyond that considers current approaches in socially engaged art. The Visible Award, hosted by Tate Liverpool, is the first European award for socially engaged artistic practice, celebrating art projects that work with people in the social sphere across the world. On Saturday 31 October, the 2015 Visible Award jury is taking place at the Council Chamber in Liverpool Town Hall. An open public debate will be hosted that leads to the announcement of the prize winner.

The daylong conference is convened by Liverpool Biennial and Andrea Phillips, in association with the 2015 Visible Award and Tate Liverpool

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