Alison Jeffers: Culture, Democracy and the Right to Make Art

Mon 28 Oct 17.30

Mon 28 Oct 17.30-19.00

FREE, drop-in

Location: Experimental Studio, BALTIC 39

A collaboration between BxNU and The Spaces of Appearance Research Group, organised by Kay Hepplewhite.

Dr Alison Jeffers, University of Manchester presents her book published by Bloomsbury, Methuen: Culture, Democracy and the Right to Make Art. The British Community Arts Movement, edited by Alison Jeffers and Gerri Moriarty. In uncovering the neglected history of the Community Arts Movement in the 1970s and early 1980s, the book taps into a resurgent interest in questions of cultural democracy and cultural rights. Now freely available through Open Access at here.

Alison Jeffers is a Lecturer in Applied Theatre and Contemporary Performance at the University of Manchester where she has worked since 2009. This talk is organised to coincide with the BxNU Political and Aesthetic History of Community Arts research project.


Please note that due to technical issues with our lifts, BALTIC 39 currently has no step free access. We are working as quickly as possible to resolve this issue and restore lift access to the building and the current Shape Arts exhibition in the Project Space on Level 4. We apologise for this inconvenience.

Step free access to the Ground Floor (only) of BALTIC 39 is possible via The Stand. Please contact 0191 261 3830 or infob39@balticmill.com to discuss in further detail or to clarify this access is possible on the times you plan to visit.