AWAN Festival: Empowering Artists in Movement

13 March '24 at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

This workshop will explore some of the key concepts of artistic movement and explore participants’ own experiences in movement.

Firstly we will explore participants’ own experiences in movement, these might be positive, negative or both. Dr Shrehan Lynch will then give a summary of her research and share the art of movement for life.

She will finish by sharing examples of socially just movement and empower attendees by sharing some basic self defence moves that artists can drawn upon if they ever need them!

No experience or knowledge is required to attend this workshop.

Participants do not need to bring anything and all are welcome to attend. At the end of this workshop, participants will:

• Understand a brief overview of Shrehans research

• Develop an awareness of socially just movement and what this entails

• Be able to draw upon basic self defence moves if ever needed

This workshop is led by Dr. Shrehan Lynch, a British Palestinian and a Senior Lecturer in Sport at the University of East London (UEL). Shrehan’s research has explored how movement (physical education, physical activity, and sport) has notoriously been socially unjust and has worked to amplify the ways to make movement more socially just through her network Socially Just Physical Education & Youth Sport. In her former role of training physical education teachers at UEL, she taught through a sociocultural approach where students were encouraged to create physical education lessons based on fun, culturally relevant activities, and would be wholly inclusive of every student.

Tickets for this workshop cost £10 and spaces are limited. Buy your ticket on Eventbrite.

AWAN Festival is produced by Arts Canteen and supported by Arts Council EnglandBagri Foundation and Cockayne foundation.


The Arab British Centre

1 Gough Square, EC4A 3DE


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