|What?The Hubb Debates – Integration Vs. SeparatismWhen?6pm, Saturday 13th May 2017Where?Hubb, The Bordesley Centre, Stratford Road, Birmingham, B11 1ARFor further info, photos, or press access, please email
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A revolutionary arts event returns to Birmingham on May 13th. The Hubb Debates turns the traditional debate format on its head: bringing musicians, singers and visual artists of international repute to the city to respond to the discussion live, as it happens.
Created and curated by Birmingham artist Mohammed Ali MBE – famous for his uncompromising politically pointed mural work, and recipient of the prestigious South Bank Arts Award – the hard hitting open debates, now entering a second season, each explore a crucial contemporary social or political issue.
Describing his motivation in the creation of Hubb Debates, Ali said:
“Where are those spaces for us to gather and deal with thorny issues? Our cities just don’t have enough spaces where we can have challenging and open conversations. ”
May 13th’s event ‘Integration Vs. Separatism,’ features improvised musical performances from Birmingham Hip Hop legend, Juice Aleem – a veteran of several international tours with godfathers of electronica, Coldcut.
Hisham Aidi, an Award Winning Author, US Hip Hop Scholar of the Year and a lecturer from Columbia University in New York, takes on the role of debate chair and host.
The topic that has been chosen is ‘Integration Vs Separatism’ and explores some of Malcolm X’s approaches to community activism n relation to a Birmingham context.
The first event in the series takes place at 6pm, Saturday May 13th 2016, at the Hubb Arts Space in Birmingham and is supported by Near Neighbours.
The debate is open to everyone – Entry is £5 on the door.
Entry includes hot food and drinks.
Tickets are also available on Eventbrite.
For more information, please email email@example.com or call 07793 208 938.