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Arts in the Aftermath of Conflict

Wednesday 9 August 2017
The Studio

What narratives must begin when a war has ended and how does society protect itself from slipping back into conflict? This discussion explores the role of artists in post-war contexts and the critical space that needs to be claimed in order to counter a return to paranoia and injustice.

Discussing these topics will be Harriet Lamb, CEO of International Alert; artist Willie Doherty, twice shortlisted for the Turner Prize; Lebanese theatremaker Maya Zbib and Esa Aldegheri, Chair of City of Sanctuary Edinburgh. The discussion will be chaired by former war correspondent Allan Little.

Part of the International Festival and British Council season Spirit of '47

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  • Running time: 
    1hr approx


The Studio

22 Potterrow



This event was part of a previous International Festival and is therefore unavailable to book.

The 2018 International Festival will be available to browse online in the spring.


All tickets: £6

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Students: 30% OFF
Senior citizens: 30% OFF
Unemployed: 30% OFF
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Under 18s: 50% OFF
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