Aug
24
2:00 PM14:00

How to Riot

This workshop will be a fun, participatory guide to rioting in an age of resistance confronting power safely is going to become an increasingly important skill in the coming years. You'll learn basic protest skills, how to stay safe in fast-moving crowds, how to avoid getting trapped in a police kettle and how to break out if you are.

Adam Ramsay - editor of Open Democracy UK, former activism director of student network People & Planet.

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Aug
24
3:30 PM15:30

Transparent Journalism the Wiki-Way

This workshop explores transparent journalism using the wiki-model, where aspiring journalists and curious readers can learn the best transparency practises. We'll discuss what transparent journalism is and why it’s fundamental to the job. It will teach clear attribution: how to reference and attribute information, why we publish transcripts, how revision history works and how to create call-outs.

This workshop is for ideal for people interested in radical transparency in journalism.

George Engels is a staff reporter and producer at WikiTribune. He has a background in history and philosophy and a strong interest in international affairs, politics, security, and social affairs. He has reported from Spain, Uruguay, Argentina, and Venezuela. His work has been published by The Sunday Times, The Camden New Journal, The West End Extra and the Islington Tribune.

Linh Nguyen is a staff reporter and producer at WikiTribune. She covers mainly the intersection between politics and technology. She also reports on international affairs, social issues and culture. Previously she was a freelance tech writer, writing for companies such as Tech City UK. Though based in London, she's worked in Asia and the U.S. Her background is in literature and philosophy.
 

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Aug
25
10:00 AM10:00

Authors Wanted! Write here, write now

Here's an exciting opportunity for young authors aged 7-12 to take part in a free writing workshop at Byline with Sussex Young Authors founder, Amanda Di Clemente
Come along and express your wild imagination in this one hour workshop. Kids - We believe your ideas can and will change the world! So grab a pen and ‘Write the world you want to live in.’ Have a new in your bonnet about plastic? Fed up with SATS? What is on your mind? Share it with the world and you may just make history!

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Aug
25
11:30 AM11:30

The Kitchen Table Writer - Free Writing

Alice Jolly says "Freewriting is a vital tool for total beginners but is equally useful for more experienced writers. Anyone can do it, anywhere.  It cures writer’s block and perennial procrastination.  It silences even the most vicious inner critic.  Just keep freewriting for a few months and you may find you’ve written a novel.  Come along and learn how to do it."

She will be holding a four piece workshop where she will take you through the steps of becoming a novelist, playwright or a screenplay writer! The four workshops will be Free Writing - 11:30-12:30 - Workshop tent 3 and Structure - 13:00-14:00 - Workshop tent 3 on Saturday. Making a Scene - 11:30-12:30 - Workshop tent 2 and Re-writing - 13:00-14:00 - Workshop tent 2 on Sunday!

Freewriting is a vital tool for total beginners but is equally useful for more experienced writers. Anyone can do it, anywhere.  It cures writer’s block and perennial procrastination.  It silences even the most vicious inner critic.  Just keep freewriting for a few months and you may find you’ve written a novel.  Come along and learn how to do it.

Alice Jolly is a novelist and playwright. She has won the Pen Ackerley Prize for memoir and also the V.S.Pritchett Prize awarded by the Royal Society of Literature. She teaches creative writing on the Mst at Oxford University and her fourth novel ‘Mary Ann Sate, Imbecile’ was published by Unbound in June 2018.

 

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Aug
25
1:00 PM13:00

The Kitchen Table Writer - Structure

Alice Jolly says "Freewriting is a vital tool for total beginners but is equally useful for more experienced writers. Anyone can do it, anywhere.  It cures writer’s block and perennial procrastination.  It silences even the most vicious inner critic.  Just keep freewriting for a few months and you may find you’ve written a novel.  Come along and learn how to do it."

She will be holding a four piece workshop where she will take you through the steps of becoming a novelist, playwright or a screenplay writer! The four workshops will be Free Writing - 11:30-12:30 - Workshop tent 3 and Structure - 13:00-14:00 - Workshop tent 3 on Saturday. Making a Scene - 11:30-12:30 - Workshop tent 2 and Re-writing - 13:00-14:00 - Workshop tent 2 on Sunday!

So you’ve got an idea for a short story, a book, a film or play.  But is your idea good enough?  Will anyone care what happens to your characters?  A few simple exercises can help you road test your idea before you invest years of work in it.  You will leave this workshop with the tools to structure your ideas, write a great story and deliver an ending that everyone will remember.  

Alice Jolly is a novelist and playwright. She has won the Pen Ackerley Prize for memoir and also the V.S.Pritchett Prize awarded by the Royal Society of Literature. She teaches creative writing on the Mst at Oxford University and her fourth novel ‘Mary Ann Sate, Imbecile’ was published by Unbound in June 2018.

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Aug
25
2:30 PM14:30

Two Lives one Truth - A miscarriage of Justice

Brendan Mc Conville and John Paul Wootton are into their 10th year in prison for a crime they didn't commit. They were convicted of the murder of Police Officer Stephen Carroll and they've suffered a terrible miscarriage of justice. 

This workshop explains that they were convicted despite evidence being tampered with, dodgy forensics and the main witness being labelled a 'Walter Mitty' character.  

Peter Kearney - Produced newspaper and radio pieces on community and national media since 2011 on refugees, politics in Ireland, Lebanon and Palestine and religion. Currently preparing a radio documentary on domestic violence prevention among refugee communities in Northern Lebanon. Freelances for The Canary and occasionally writes for his own blog http://baldpolitiks.com where examples of his other work can be found.    

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Aug
25
4:00 PM16:00

The Post Truth Business

Brands are built on trust but, in a post-truth world, they͛re faced with a serious challenge when so much of modern life is defined by mistrust.

A shattering of the vital connection between brands and consumers, together with the evaporation of authenticity as a core brand pillar, is causing enormous
problems for businesses on a global scale. If a brand isn’t seen as trustworthy, then when choice is available it will be rejected in favour of one that is. So what actions should brands take in order to restore their reputation capital?

In this session, Sean Pillot de Chenecey, author of ‘The Post-Truth Business’ will discuss the interconnected issues impacting brands. He’ll propose a way forward for organisations wishing to rebuild brand authenticity, regain their credibility and strengthen their consumer engagement.

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Aug
26
10:00 AM10:00

It's not just sticks and stones

The words the media use to describe marginalised people and how that impacts the way we think.

The objective is to show the different ways, blatant and subtle, in which the media stereotypes marginalised people, the way politicians utilise the press to blame victims and identify what needs to change.

The words and phrases used by the media to describe homelessness can form the foundation for the way many of us view marginalised people and perceive the problems of homelessness, mental health and addiction. Negative descriptions wrapped up in words like ‘scroungers’ reinforce negative stereotypes that are designed to dehumanise homeless people and blame them for what’s wrong with the world. Victim blaming is an age old political ploy employed by newspapers to sell copy and by politicians to divert attention away from their latest scandal.

Our workshop will show just how widespread and ingrained these prejudices are through video and paper clippings. We will ask participants to identify the ways that negative stereotypes are formed in the media and ask them to suggest  more constructive ways to talk about these issues. 

Martin Burrows
Director of Research and Campaigns at Groundswell.

Martin oversees Groundswell’s Insight and Action work and the day-to-day operations of the organisation. He joined Groundswell in April 2014 so he could follow his passion for peer–research and participatory practice. Previously Martin has worked for various homelessness organisations, at home and abroad, including Crisis, Broadway, Homeless Link and Casa Ioana (Bucharest)

Mat Amp
Deputy Editor of the Pavement/ Research and Journalism project worker at Groundswell. 

After volunteering for the Pavement for three years Mat is now employed under a joint contract with the Pavement Magazine and Groundswell. He writes a regular column for the Pavement and helps run  From the Ground Up, a project funded by Comic Aid to find and develop peer journalists to write about the issues that effect the homeless community.

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Aug
26
11:30 AM11:30

Democratizing Artificial Intelligence with Data Journalism

“Technochauvinists” claim that using technology is always the highest and best solution. They often try to use technological knowledge to intimidate, influence, or bamboozle others. To detect and fight back against technochauvinism, you need to empower yourself with some basic knowledge about how hardware, software, and sexism work. Armed with this knowledge, you’ll be prepared to speak and write about injustice in the high-tech world.

This interactive workshop introduces you to data journalism, the style of investigative journalism made famous by ProPublica or the Guardian Data Lab. Through hands-on activities, you’ll learn what artificial intelligence is and isn’t; how robots navigate the physical world; and why computers get things right but for the wrong reasons, and how this leads to inequality and social problems.

Your guides will be Meredith Broussard, a data journalism professor at New York University and author of the new book “Artificial Unintelligence: How Computers Misunderstand the World” and Miriam Peskowitz, author of “The Daring Book for Girls” and the forthcoming “Code Like a Girl.”

 

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Aug
26
1:00 PM13:00

The post-truth business

Brands are built on trust but, in a post-truth world, they're faced with a serious challenge when so much of modern life is defined by mistrust. A shattering of the vital connection between brands and consumers, together with the evaporation of authenticity as a core brand pillar, is causing enormous
problems for businesses on a global scale. If a brand isn’t seen as trustworthy, then when choice is available it will be rejected in favour of one that is. So what actions should brands take in order to restore their reputation capital?

In this session, Sean Pillot de Chenecey, author of ‘The Post-Truth Business’ will discuss the interconnected issues impacting brands. He’ll propose a way forward for organisations wishing to rebuild brand authenticity, regain their credibility and strengthen their consumer engagement.

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Aug
26
2:30 PM14:30

Produce a best selling podcast in your bedroom

How to make a hit podcast in your bedroom is for anyone who wants to make a podcast but doesn't know where to start. Deeivya is an actress and voice over artist and together with her singer / musician sister Chameli they built a home studio in their spare bedroom! and subsequently made a hit podcast UNtold : the Daniel Morgan murder with byline creator Peter Jukes. Dee and Chameli break down what they did in order to achieve their success in a participant orientationed workshop. From conception to delivery this workshop will answer all your questions... Please come with lots! 

 

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Aug
26
4:00 PM16:00

Narrative Cannibals: Whose story is it anyway?

The politics of representation and the veracity of the image in the age of digital storytelling. 


This workshop will consider ‘Storytelling and Strategies of Power: Who Speaks for Whom?’ And secondly, ‘What is Documentary Truth? The Relationship Between Subject, Filmmaker and Audience and the Construction of Truth.’ These two key ideas will be the touchstones for the workshop; primarily concerned with the ethics of representation, power and the veracity of the image in contemporary narrative. My own practice is concerned with ‘unheard voices, untold stories’; who is allowed to speak and whose stories are they anyway? What are the consequences of telling the stories of others, when does it become an insidious “narrative cannibalism”? Furthermore, we consider the political landscape for contemporary new stories. Is there a dominant narrative hegemony that is guarded and must be maintained and who are the gatekeepers? Is colonialism alive and well in documentary storytelling?

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Aug
27
1:00 PM13:00

Racism in the Media: See it, Say it, Sorted?

Overt racism in the media, and especially the national press, isn’t exactly hard to spot, although of course the papers concerned hotly deny its existence.  But there is also covert racism – conveyed by weasel words and unspoken assumptions – which is actually more insidious because more difficult to pin down. Complaining to the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) is pointless, since it is so very far from independent, but exposure via the non-mainstream is now a great deal quicker easier than it once was, thanks to the internet, and this workshop will help you both spot, critique and expose racism in the mainstream media, especially the national press.  

Julian Petley is Professor of Journalism at Brunel University London. His most recent book (with James Curran and Ivor Gaber) is Culture Wars: The Media and the British Left (Routledge 2018). He is also the co-editor (with Robin Richardson) of Pointing the Finger: Islam and Muslims in the British Media (Oneworld 2011).

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