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Empowering Artists in Movement
with Dr Shrehan Lynch

Wednesday 13 March, 6 - 8pm
Arab British Centre, London EC4A 3DE

This workshop will explore some of the key concepts of artistic movement and explore participants’ own experiences in movement.

Firstly we will explore participants’ own experiences in movement, these might be positive, negative or both. Dr Shrehan Lynch will then give a summary of her research and share the art of movement for life.

She will finish by sharing examples of socially just movement and empower attendees by sharing some basic self defence moves that artists can drawn upon if they ever need them!

No experience or knowledge is required to attend this workshop.

Participants do not need to bring anything and all are welcome to attend. At the end of this workshop, participants will:

• Understand a brief overview of Shrehans research

• Develop an awareness of socially just movement and what this entails

• Be able to draw upon basic self defence moves if ever needed

This workshop is led by Dr. Shrehan Lynch, a British Palestinian and a Senior Lecturer in Sport at the University of East London (UEL). Shrehan’s research has explored how movement (physical education, physical activity, and sport) has notoriously been socially unjust and has worked to amplify the ways to make movement more socially just through her network Socially Just Physical Education & Youth Sport. In her former role of training physical education teachers at UEL, she taught through a sociocultural approach where students were encouraged to create physical education lessons based on fun, culturally relevant activities, and would be wholly inclusive of every student.

Arts Management and Production for Non Profit
with Amber Massie-Blomfield

Wednesday 27 March, 6 - 8pm
Arab British Centre, London EC4A 3DE

Amber has been producer and executive director for theatre productions on a variety of scales, with a particular emphasis on international working, including producing an R&D for Riham Isaac in AWAN festival, and most recently as execu-tive director of Complicité. Here, she will share some insights from her career to date, exploring where the opportunities for early career artists lie, and offering insights into international practice.


Amber Massie-Blomfield is Executive Director of Complicité, and was recently includ-ed in The Stage 100 List of the Most Influential People in British Theatre. Previously, she has been a freelance producer for clients including Riham Isaac (as part of AWAN festival) and Pro Helvetia (the Swiss Arts Council. She was also Executive Director of Camden People’s Theatre (2014-18) and is author of two books, Twenty Theatres to See Before You Die and Acts of Resistance.

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