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21 Co. to Host Headingley Festival Event
16th May 2019 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
The Headingley Festival of Ideas will be taking place from 9th May and promises a feast of information, discussion and debate on the theme of “borders,” and it’s happening all over Headingley including at 21 Co.
It’s all about creative ideas which may not necessarily lead to something – although some might – but the main purpose is to tap into the joy of ideas, debate and discussion. This festival aims to appeal to the wide variety of people in Headingley, and to all age groups.
On Thursday 16th May the Bordering on the Criminal workshop will be happening at 21 Co. from 7:30pm until 9pm.
What can you expect from the evening?
The UK’s need for penal reform.
The Prison Reform Trust works for a just, humane and effective penal system, examining its workings, informing its players and influencing its rulers. It aims to reduce unnecessary imprisonment, improve prison conditions and promote equality and human rights.
We will hear from Paula Harriott, Head of Prisoner Engagement at the Trust, about why change is needed and how current campaigns are addressing the political issues and supporting prisoners and their families. Followed by questions and open discussion.
More about the festival
This year’s Festival, due to take place from 9 – 25 May in Headingley.
Highlights this year include a panel discussion with Alex Sobel MP and others, looking at the UK’s interpretation of the Refugee Convention and what it means on the ground for people seeking asylum here. There will be a day of events and presentations at South Parade Baptist Church looking at the impacts of borders and walls around the world – ranging from our own Hadrians’ Wall to the Balkans Peace Park area and the nitty gritty of working for Medecins sans Frontieres in areas of conflict. The day will finish with an evening showing of the film ‘Les Sauteurs’.