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    Counterpoints Arts: The Power to Create

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    Fri 27 May, 6pm
    Level 5 Function Room, Green Side, Royal Festival Hall
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    Nana Bempah, producer, photographed outside

    Exchange ideas with speakers driving social change, and disrupting power structures through vibrant, game-changing cultural content.

    Counterpoints Arts, the UK’s leading organisation in the field of arts, migration and cultural change, in collaboration with Southbank Centre, presents The Power to Create: Pop Culture & Narrative Change, an in-person networking event as part of the PopChange Salon Series.

    The evening features speakers who are at the forefront of driving social change, building movements and disrupting existing power structures through vibrant, game-changing cultural content in the US and UK.

    Nana Bempah is an award-winning executive producer in film and advertising, and founder and CEO of Pocc – a creative network driving cultural impact.

    Rashad Robinson (via live link) is a US civil rights leader and President of Color Of Change, which builds power for Black communities through innovative cultural strategies.
    Samir Patel is innovation leader and CEO of Comic Relief, which has recently launched The Power of Pop Fund with Unbound Philanthropy.

    The event is guest hosted by Naima Khan, Director of Inclusive Mosque Initiative, Co-Chair of Counterpoints Arts and one of Nesta and The Observer’s 50 New Radicals for their work on intersectional feminism.

    This salon is for TV/film creators and producers, storytellers, funders and narrative change-makers, and we invite you to join us for this interactive discussion and networking event.

    The PopChange Salon Series – presented by Counterpoints Arts’ Popchange initiative – are curated exchanges with change-makers, storytellers and the entertainment industry to explore opportunities for harnessing pop culture for real social change.

    Hosted by K Biswas (The Race Beat), and building from the recent New Brave World report (Sachrajda & Zukowska, 2021), the salon series focuses on areas with momentum for narrative change in the UK – TV/film, gaming and comedy – with particular reference to themes of racial justice, migration and displacement.

    Dates & times

    Fri 27 May, 6pm

    Price

    • Standard entryFree, but ticketed

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