The Ripples of Hope Festival: Day Two

Kristy Stott, Theatre Editor
The Ripples of Hope Festival: Day Two
Author and Broadcaster Gary Younge. Image courtesy of Jonas Mortensen.

The Ripples of Hope Festival – Day Two at HOME Manchester, Manchester, 18 September 2021 - Book now

Celebrating the power of people to make human rights a reality for all: Day Two of the Ripples of Hope Festival (Weekend to Inspire) faces the theme of ‘Equity & Equality’ head-on.

The Ripples of Hope Festival at HOME is a unique and hopeful five-day event that includes ‘A Weekend to Inspire’, three days of pressing conversations, workshops and performances to promote change. The festival aims to make us think about the challenges we face as communities and how we can take action to make human rights a reality – locally, nationally and across the world.

Each day of ‘A Weekend to Inspire’ will focus on a different theme; hosting impressive speakers and thought-provoking discussions. Conveniently, festival-goers can either purchase a weekend pass for access to all daytime events over the three days or a single day pass for a specific day. Evening events are ticketed separately.

An impressive lineup of speakers and a packed day of thought-provoking discussion.

Day Two of the ‘Weekend to Inspire’ at the Ripples of Hope Festival will focus on the theme ‘Equity & Equality’. Holding close the essential belief that all human beings are born equal in dignity and rights, the festival will invite discussion around economic fairness, sexual and gender rights, migration and marginalised communities, racism and privilege, disability rights, the power of community, and the attitudes of different global governments to human rights. There will also be a conversation around arts and culture, and the role it plays in shaping our view of the world. Attendees will be encouraged to think about how stories and histories are told and who has the right to tell them; examine the way that artists use their work to build activism and the role of arts in creating justice.

Attendees will be encouraged to think about how stories and histories are told.

Daytime speakers on Day Two include the award-winning author and broadcaster Gary Younge; author Sabeena Akhtar; campaigner Peter Tatchell; leader of the Women’s Equality Party Mandu Reid; Manchester Museum director Esme Ward; singer, songwriter and activist Billy Bragg; poet and theatre-maker Luke Wright and founder of Arts and Homelessness International Matt Peacock MBE. Additionally, the second instalment of A Poetic Declaration with UK Poet Laureate Simon Armitage CBE will take place on Saturday evening (ticketed separately).

The Ripples of Hope Festival – Day Two at HOME Manchester, Manchester

18 September 2021 10:00 am