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Dash Café brings together actors, activists, artists and audiences to explore ideas through conversation, film, performance and live music.

When art sets out to make a social or environmental impact – are we ticking boxes or are we changing the world? We’ll be joined by activists, theatremakers and artists including Sophie Austin, Amahra Spence and Amber Caldwell of artist and community organisation MAIA Group, and Dr Michele Aaron (University of Warwick) to delve into the challenges of activism through art, and look at the tension between art for art’s sake and art as a means to an end.

Expect live music from Ukrainian singer-songwriter Iryna Muha, lively debate and an opportunity to contribute to performance extracts from CHANGE Festival’s recent theatre commission The World We Made.

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