The Social Change Project acknowledges how powerful creativity can be in engaging audiences and in shifting attitudes. One example, The Craftivist Collective use craft to change the world with deliberate, thoughtful actions to great effect with notable success including the M&S Living Wage campaign.
Event hosts Cardboard Citizens tell stories through theatre and, as well as creating personal change for the most vulnerable in society through performing arts, uses ‘Forum Theatre’ to drive attitudinal and social change. Their recent tour ‘CATHY’ took audiences ideas for laws to the House of Lords and Labour Party Conference, and they were part of the coalition which helped to see the successful passage of the Homelessness Reduction Bill into law.
In this event, we intend to explore the role of creativity in social change. With sharings from Cardboard Citizens’ member performers (all with their own experience of homelessness).