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Change for People by People | LSE Festival

Hosted by LSE Festival: People and Change

Alumni Centre, Centre Building

‘We believe children should be SEEN AND HEARD!’ Come along to our family friendly workshop, a relaxed and inspiring experience where you can explore your inner activist.

LSE has a long history of being a site for activism and campaigns for change.  Over the spring term, Year 5 pupils from Christ-Church Primary school have taken part in a project to engage with stories from the LSE Library special collections and archives, learning from past campaigns how people have used visual art, poetry, and music to make their voices heard. With the help of artist Becci Kenning and community composer Tom Cook, the pupils have created their own portfolio of artwork that represents the change they hope to see in the world.  From themes of anti-racism and disability awareness to environmental protection, these pupils have an enthusiasm for working as a team and a keen awareness of how to share their common goals with the wider world.  Join us to hear more about this project with these young activists and take part in creating your own artwork and songs about the causes that are important to you. Our workshops will offer creative opportunities to ensure your voice is heard.

Activity Information:  

Drop-in to our Campaign HQ from 11:00-16:00 to make a mark on our graffiti wall or design your very own tote bag, badge or noise maker that sends a message about a cause you care about! We will have something for activists of all ages!  

Book-in to participate in a Protest Song Writing Workshop at 11am, 12noon, 2pm or 3pm with Community Composer, Tom Cook, who will lead the group with guitar in hand to create a lyrical miracle. Participants of all ages will have the opportunity to contribute their own thoughts and words to create a song that demonstrates community, unity, and action!  

More about this event  

This event is part of the LSE Festival: People and Change running from Monday 12 to Saturday 17 June 2023, with a series of events exploring how change affects people and how people effect change. Booking for all Festival events is now open.

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