Join Us in London October 1 and 2 for ‘Creative Activism and The Art of Protest – Beautiful Trouble in the UK’. This will be an interactive dive and exploration of strategic creative cultural resistance and action, with a look at core principles, theories, stories and tactics that every activist building for a more equitable and just world would want in their toolbox! Check out www.BeautifulTrouble.org for more info. Facebook event page click here.
The Glass Is Half Full and Beautiful Trouble are partnering to host trainings throughout the next year. If you would like to have one in your community please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Friends Quaker Meeting House – 173-177 Euston Rd, London NW1 2BJ – Saturday October 1st – 9am to 5pm and Sunday October 2nd 9am-12.30pm – please bring food to share if you can! Thank you a million times to Turning the Tide and Greenpeace for hosting / supporting us.
‘Beautiful Trouble’ is a book, a web toolbox and an international network of extraordinary artist-activist trainers and creative campaigners focused on strengthening their connected social movements through sharing the tactics and techniques of game-changing creative activism.
“The current political moment calls for bold leaps of imagination, new forms of organizing and a fearless blend of confrontation and celebration. Beautiful Trouble is a crash course in the emerging field of carnivalesque realpolitik, both elegant and incendiary.” — Naomi Klein, author of No Logo & The Shock Doctrine
Who can Apply –
Beautiful Trouble is welcome to anyone actively seeking artistic, daring, imaginative and creative ways to change the world for the better. Beautiful Trouble honour collective organising so ideally people would apply with a few others from their community / project they are involved in.
How to Apply – please fill in the short short questionnaire here ASAP.
The weekend skillshare is open to everyone from all backgrounds. The venue is wheelchair accessible and is a safe space for people affected by oppression such as; sexism, racism, transphobia, ableism, classism and homophobia as well as others.
We operate on a sliding-scale.
£25 for grassroots community activists / artists / revolutionaries.
£40 for NGO / Charity activists.
If you can afford more please do as this will go on to respond to the training requests from communities tackling injustice all across the UK. If you can afford less, no worries, we have a few bursary places. Get in touch.
If possible please pay beforehand here – or if not, on the day.
Some of the outcomes of the training include:
- Advanced training on ways we can incorporate strategic creative actions into larger movement strategy
- Building shared analysis around the strategic use of nonviolence resistance and ways to be effective with measurable goals and outcomes
- Building collaboration across movements, and developing personal networks and connections to further more effective and coordinated action on local and national issues
- Increasing street smarts and street safety for actions/activists in the District
- Specific tools and action ideas developed for current application in local and national campaigns
- If funds exist, we will videotape training sessions and provide these clips for on-going resource use.
Big love, dan g, Beautiful Trouble, UK www.beautifultrouble.org
Photo – Pink Bus Action 2000 – The London Lesbian avengers stopped a no 15 bus in London’s Piccadilly Circus, and painted it pink. This was to demand the repeal of homophobic Section 28, and to protest the involvement of Homophobic Millionaire Brian Souter in a Scottish campaign against the repeal.