Book now for Shake! event: 'Britain on Trial: Young Voices Speak Out',
with young people from Shake!, Leeds Young Authors, and activists from Leeds University's MA Activism and Social Change, Leeds Bi-Centenary Transformation Project, and Pan-African Reparations Coalition on Europe MORE>>. Sat 29th October, 11.30-7pm, The Carriageworks, Leeds
FREE: book via firstname.lastname@example.org.
New report: Counting the Cost: corporations and human rights abuses in the Niger Delta.
Shell fuelled human rights abuses in Nigeria by paying huge contracts to armed militants, according to a new report published by Platform and a coalition of NGOs and featured today in The Guardian. Download the report here>>
Shake! at Rebellious Media Conference, London:
Hear young people from Shake! speak out in ""The Unheard: Youth, the 'riots' and the media"" on Sunday 9th October, 11.30am.
Join The Free University of Liverpool hothouse in September, Live Art Development Agency & PLATFORM's new DIY 8 project for 2011, responding to theme Ethics will be the Aesthetics of the Future.
Living Memorial to Ken Saro-Wiwa launched at Bernie Grant Arts Centre, Tottenham, Sat 25th June, 1pm.
Celebrate the new site for Sokari Douglas Camp's spectacular "Bus" during a day of events at the Centre to mark Tottenham Civic Day.
Speakers for PLATFORM: Ben Amunwa, Zena Edwards, Sokari Douglas Camp, hosted by John Baraldi, Chief Executive of the Centre.
BOOK LAUNCH 23 May: Fuel on the Fire
Join PLATFORM and War on Want for an inspiring evening of debate and discussion for the exclusive book launch of Greg Muttitt's gripping new book on Iraq and Oil.
SHAKE! Preview, Young Voices on Arts, Media, Race & Power, Sat 26th Feb, 6.30pm, at The Albany, Deptford. Performance-poetry, film premiere, testimony,and meet the artists involved: poets Zena Edwards, Sai Murai, DJ Eric Soul, filmmaker Ana Tovey. Read blog>>
See flyer here>>
FREE but must book via email@example.com
PLATFORM contributes to film and events celebrating the work of the writer WG Sebald. Dan Gretton of PLATFORM made a warmly received presentation, Somewhere As Yet Undiscovered at the recent event After Sebald: Place & Re-Enchantment at Snape Maltings, Suffolk on 28th January 2011. Dan was also one of the interviewees in a film, Patience (After Sebald), that had its premiere at this event. (further information below).
"Patience (After Sebald)", A multi-layered film on landscape, history, art, life and loss, Patience (After Sebald) offers a unique exploration of the acclaimed writer WG Sebald (1944-2001) via a walk through coastal Suffolk tracking his best known book, The Rings of Saturn. Visually and sonically innovative, Patience features original contributions from, among others, Dan Gretton, Tacita Dean, Robert Macfarlane, Andrew Motion, Adam Philips and Marina Warner.
The first film to be made about Sebald, Patience marks ten years since the writer’s untimely death and is the much anticipated new feature by Grant Gee, the Grierson Award winning director of Joy Division. The film is a commission by pioneering agency Artevents for their programme The Re-Enchantment – a national arts project exploring our relationships to place, funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Arts Council England. For enquiries about next screening contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Reserves Replacement Ratio in a Marginal Oil World - new report: PLATFORM's new report "Reserves Replacement Ratio in a Marginal Oil World: Adequate Indicator or Subprime Statistic?" was released today. It examines current practices of reporting on oil reserves to be derived from tar sands, deep water drilling and Arctic crude.
The international oil industry has entered an era in which maintaining production numbers involves unprecedented risk, escalating costs and tighter margins. Adequate profits from equity production will increasingly depend on a high demand and high oil price environment which is not only far from assured but is also counter to the interests of climate protection.
"No Condition is Permanent" - New poetry anthology on climate justice launched.
PLATFORM and African Writers Abroad present 19 poets in a new volume crackling with acute observation and arresting calls to justice. Price £4. Buy through Paypal account email@example.com
"Off the deep end - Foreign policy and the dash for offshore oil and gas" report available online now MORE>>