The International Creative Forum
An international, stellar cast of artists, thinkers and cultural commentators will gather to perform, display, discuss and share their ideas....
Queen Elizabeth Hall, South Bank Centre,
Saturday 10 November 2007
The International Creative Forum (ICF) is one of the highlights of the Freedom and Culture programme. An international, stellar cast of artists, thinkers and cultural commentators will gather to perform, display, discuss and share their ideas on the significance of the bicentenary of the Parliamentary abolition of the slave trade.
Renowned international figures such as Professor Angela Davis, the American activist, academic, and writer and Nigerian playwright and Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka will be speaking at the ICF.
Audiences will have the opportunity to hear singing star Heather Small performing her own composition, especially commissioned by Freedom and Culture.
Talented composers, Shirley Thompson and Philip Herbert, have also been commissioned by Freedom and Culture to provide further dazzling musical contributions that reflect on the themes and issues raised by the bicentenary.
Freedom and Culture will also be commissioning a spoken word artist to perform at the International Creative forum. Visual artist Mary Evans has been commissioned to create an original, site-specific work for the ICF. Other participants include multi-award winning author Andrea Levy as well as acclaimed filmmaker John Akomfrah.
• £120 (organisations with a turnover of over £150k a year)
group bookings of ten or more will qualify for 10% discount
• £60 (everyone else)
To book a place please telephone the Southbank Centre on
0871 663 2598
Monday to Friday 9.30am until 5.30pm
for further information telephone Umi Mistry / Will Dawson on
0113 394 4620 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The ICF is part of a suite of Freedom and Culture events taking place at the Southbank from 9 -11 November and includes programmes for both adults and children. Denys Baptiste and the London Philharmonic, to name but a few, are participating in the other weekend events