WoWFest22: Future Imperfect Launch ft. Gary Younge & WoW Writers

Tues 3rd May, 6.30pm
The Bluecoat
Tuesday, May 3, 2022

WoWFEST22 Launch Night
with Gary Younge & WoW Writers, 6.30pm

WoWFest is back live and as direct as ever, celebrating creativity in the face of adversity, tackling the most urgent questions facing our global society.

Join WoW’s Co-Directors and team to celebrate the launch of WoWFEST: FUTURE IMPERFECT with performances from WoW’s talented pool of writers, followed by a keynote address in the performance space by our very special guest, award winning journalist and broadcaster, Gary Younge, who returns to WoWFEST to set the scene for WoWFEST22 – Future Imperfect

Free refreshments available on the night.

 

I Danced Here On Other Peoples’ Dreams –
Keynote Address from Gary Younge, 7.30pm

‘The COVID pandemic laid bare both our vulnerabilities and potential. It exposed the inequalities and precarities that are the fault lines of societal unrest and global inequities. It has also made the case that we are capable of adapting to meet those challenges if we set our sights beyond what is immediately possible to what is necessary and desirable.

That is also the story of my own unlikely journey from a single parent migrant home to being an author and professor – a journey that demanded creating the world you want to live in even when it was not apparent. But while it is my personal story, it’s not just my personal achievement. It was the collective struggles of others that have gone before me that made that journey possible.’ – Gary Younge

Gary Younge is an award-winning author, broadcaster and a professor of sociology at the University of Manchester in England. Formerly a columnist at The Guardian he is an editorial board member of the Nation magazine and the Alfred Knobler Fellow for Type Media. He has written five books: Another Day in the Death of America, A Chronicle of Ten Short Lives; The Speech, The Story Behind Martin Luther King’s Dream; Who Are We?, Should it Matter in the 21st century; Stranger in a Strange Land, Travels in the Disunited States and No Place Like Home, A Black Briton’s Journey Through the Deep South. He has also written for The New York Review of Books. Granta, GQ, The Financial Times and The New Statesman and made several radio and television documentaries on subjects ranging from gay marriage to Brexit.

Date: Tuesday 3rd May

Time: 6.30pm

Location: The Bluecoat, 8 School Lane, Liverpool, L1 3BX

Price: £12/£6

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