Events

27 May 2022 / 18.00-20.00
Southbank Centre, London

The Power to Create: Pop Culture and Narrative Change

Friday 27 May, 6-8pm BST
Level 5 Function Room, Southbank Centre
Free but ticketed via Southbank Centre website. If tickets are sold out, join the waitlist.

Counterpoints Arts, the UK’s leading organisation in the field of arts, migration and cultural change, in collaboration with Southbank Centre, presents ‘The Power to Create: Pop Culture & Narrative Change’, an in-person networking event as part of our PopChange Salon Series. The evening will feature speakers who are at the forefront of driving social change, building movements and disrupting existing power structures through vibrant, game-changing cultural content in the US and UK. 

Speakers:

  • Nana Bempah, an award-winning Executive Producer in film and advertising, and founder and CEO of Pocc – a creative network driving cultural impact.
  • Rashad Robinson (via live link), a US civil rights leader and President of Color Of Change, which builds power for Black communities through innovative cultural strategies.
  • and Samir Patel, innovation leader and CEO of Comic Relief, which has recently launched The Power of Pop Fund with Unbound Philanthropy.

Guest hosted by Naima Khan, Director of Inclusive Mosque Initiative, Co-Chair of Counterpoints Arts and one of Nesta and The Observer’s 50 New Radicals for their work on intersectional feminism.

This Salon is for TV/film creators and producers, storytellers, funders and narrative change makers, and we invite you to join us for this interactive discussion and networking event.

The fusion of social change‑makers, movement builders, narrative experts, creatives and funders has the potential to be one of the biggest, driving forces of social and environmental change in our world over the years to come. We need to work together to harness the power, opportunities and potential of pop culture for social change. (Sachrajda and Zukowska, New Brave World Report, 2021

The PopChange Salon Series — presented by Counterpoints Arts’ Popchange initiative — are curated exchanges with change makers, storytellers and the entertainment industry to explore opportunities for harnessing pop culture for real social change. Hosted by K Biswas (The Race Beat), and building from the recent New Brave World report (Sachrajda & Zukowska, 2021), the Salon Series focuses on areas with momentum for narrative change in the UK — TV/film, gaming and comedy — with particular reference to themes of racial justice, migration and displacement.

Friday 27 May, 6-8pm
Level 5 Function Room, Southbank Centre
Free but ticketed via Southbank Centre website. If tickets are sold out, join the waitlist.

Booking

27 May 2022
18.00-20.00

Southbank Centre, London

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