A sign saying 'We all need freedom' outside a stone building with pillars.

Feelings of Freedom Festival

Wednesday 3 November 2021

Join us Thu 25 - Fri 26 November for an engaging series of talks about freedom.

Organised as part of the Resonate Festival/Coventry U.K. City of Culture, 2021 this is a two-day festival of culture and ideas in collaboration with Warwick Arts Centre. Over two days these talks and provocations will explore what freedom means to different people in different contexts. 

We want visitors to Warwick Arts Centre to challenge their own thinking and beliefs, and through these events to re-examine how freedom is experienced and understood; its value and its cost; and the contested nature and significance of freedoms over time and space.

There is no limit to our exploration – from freedom of speech and no-platforming, to the policing of the pandemic; from trust in government, to fake news in ancient Greece; from the science that underpins government policy on lockdown, to local women resistance fighters in WW II; from human trafficking and slavery to ways of protecting women from sexual assault.

We want to explore whether freedom is always a good thing, and how it feels to live without it.