TalksTalks | ONLINE
Achates Philanthropy Foundation
Tue 16 Nov 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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The Social Mobility Myth image

The arts have been one of the vehicles by which the myth of social mobility has been promoted, yet the cultural ecosystem remains a mirror of society with roles largely dictated by socio-economic background. Can the arts become a beacon of change?
Chair: Syima Aslam is the founder and Director of the Bradford Literature Festival.
Dr Dave O’Brien is Chancellor’s Fellow in Cultural and Creative Industries based in The University of Edinburgh’s School of History of Art, and co-author of the book, Culture is bad for you: inequality in the cultural and creative industries.
Dr Mariam Rezaei is an award winning composer, turntablist and performer. She is Artistic Director of TOPH, a producing mixed arts space in Newcastle.
Abdul Shayek is Artistic Director and joint CEO of Tara Theatre.