Conversations on Visibility - Speaking

Feeling You © Shenece Oretha

On Tuesday 16 November join our our next monthly Conversation on Visibility panel, the theme is speaking and its our third panel conversation on the in/visibility of arts practices rooted in local communities, cultures, and care as part of Making Myself Visible.

This one asks: what language do we need to communicate across difference? What do we do when we don’t speak the same language?

The panel facilitator is Bilal Harry Khan, an international facilitator of diversity and inclusion as well as an award winning podcaster. Bilal is joined by panelists Moeed Majeed, a TV & radio presenter and podcast producer who worked on VENT and Brent Locked In as part of Brent 2020, London Borough of Culture, Shenece Oretha, a multidisciplinary artist based in London whose work amplifies and celebrates listening and sound as an embodied and collective practice; and writer, illustrator, queer poet and activist Rami Yasir, winner of the 2019 National Poetry Day SpeakYourTruth competition.

These facilitators, podcasters and artists share their experiences of what speaking means to them.

This event and all our Conversations on Visibility are BSL interpreted and audio captioned.

Each conversation centres on one of the four Making Myself Visible themes of gathering, moving, speaking and doing. What does it mean to adopt these principles and practices from community work in arts organisations? What do we know and what do we need to learn? Who should be part of the conversation? Who should lead?


BILAL HARRY KHAN

Bilal (he/him) is an international facilitator of diversity and inclusion as well as an award winning podcaster. Having worked with clients from the Metropolitan Police, House of Commons and a wide range of clients in the arts, charity, media and law sectors he provides the space to have uncomfortable conversations in a safe and open way.

MOEED MAJEED

Moeed Majeed (he/him) is a podcaster, presenter and good vibe spreader. He was part of the team that won podcast of the year at the British Podcast awards of the VENT podcast series. Currently hosting a drive time show on Asian FX and has just come off the back of holding an event at Boxpark Wembley celebrating South asian creativity.

SHENECE ORETHA

Shenece Oretha (she/her/they/them) is a London based multidisciplinary artist sounding out the voice and sound’s mobilising potential. Through installation, performance, print, sculpture, sound, workshops and text she amplifies and celebrates listening and sound as an embodied and collective practice.

Image: Tour led by Carole Wright for a session of Listening as a Whole © Shenece Oretha

RAMI YASIR

Rami Yasir (They/them/theirs) is a writer, illustrator, youth worker and apprentice software developer. They are the winner of the 2019 National Poetry Day SpeakYourTruth competition and have performed poetry up and down the country for various events. They like dogs, sleep and assorted nerd activities.

Image: Illustration by Rami for Manchester’s LGBT foundation women’s week