Theatre director, artistic director at Southbank Centre, and the founder of WOW (Women of the World) Festival Jude Kelly will speak of the changes in our understanding of gender equality and the ways in which identity issues shape cultural contexts.
Speaking from her experience as a theatre director and curator, Kelly will show how we can ensure that culture belongs to everyone — and to a minority — by introducing programs for different social groups. She will also speak of the importance of culture as a space of equal rights that sets no limitations for human imagination and can be free from habitual patterns and prejudice, which create alienation instead of communities.
The lecture is a part of the series "Theories and practices of cultural leadership" organised by Garage Museum of Contemporary Art together with the British Council.
Free admission with advance registration
The lecture will be held in English with interpreting into Russian. The lecture will be accessible for deaf and hard of hearing visitors and will be interpreted into Russian Sign Language.
Jude Kelly is a theatre director and artistic director at Southbank Centre in London. She was the first artistic director at Battersea Arts Centre and the founder of Solent People’s Theatre and West Yorkshire Playhouse, Women of the World Festival, and Metal charity platform. Her contribution to the development of opera and theatre has brought her two Laurence Olivier Awards. She is also an Officer of the Order of the British Empire and a recipient of seventeen honorary doctorates.