I’klectik, Old Paradise Yard, 20 Carlisle Lane, London, SE1 7LG
The Arts – Discussion – Community – Activism – Change
It’s time to talk about sexual assault – and we’ve found a brilliant way to do it at a 4 day festival of discussion, performance and art this summer. Every hour, the equivalent of one man and over ten women are raped in England and Wales. One in five girls and one in twelve boys will be sexually abused. So many of us are affected by sexual assault, and because it’s so difficult to talk about, we’re missing opportunities to get together and tackle the problem.
The Clear Lines Festival brings together comedians, performers, journalists, writers, visual artists, cartoonists, psychologists, activists, therapists, and the public in a vibrant, very human exploration of themes around sexual abuse, sexual violence, and consent.
Festival highlights include:
• Activists from Southall Black Sisters, Femme Fierce and the #thisdoesntmeanyes campaign discussing the use of creativity in challenging sexual violence
• Journalists from the BBC and Telegraph debating media coverage of sexual assault, and how reporting can be improved
• Screenings of the BAFTA-nominated ‘The Unspeakable Crime: Rape’ and Emmy-nominated documentary ‘Brave Miss World’, followed by director Q&As
• A stellar line-up of comedians poking fun at some of our cultural attitudes about rape and sexuality, including Josie-Long, Sarah Kendall and Tiff Stevenson
• Discussion on revenge porn and online harassment by experts from the international law firm McAllister Olivarius
It’s the UK’s first-ever festival of this kind, and we have an ambitious and exciting programme. Everyone is welcome to attend. Most events are free but booking is required as space is limited.