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Theme: Speaking Freely

Speaking Freely

Free expression is important to our work at Free Word and fundamental to living in a democratic society, so we created Speaking Freely as a platform for voices which often go unheard. Speaking Freely works with communities in the UK and internationally, giving people the chance to explore and challenge attitudes towards political, cultural, religious and environmental issues.

As part of the programme, we organise debates and artistic commissions, often held in our intimate lecture theatre here at Free Word Centre, a space where people can freely express their ideas and engage with those of others. One of the programme’s ongoing projects, Unravelling Europe, puts artists in conversation with speakers from other disciplines, using debate, blogs, video and more as a means to tackle contemporary issues.

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