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C. Flower
06-12-2010, 10:27 PM
Newsy has suggested that our forum needs a place for activism and campaigns.

I've opened a new section of the Community forum for events and campaign threads. People are welcome to put notices of meetings, events, or information and discussion about political campaigns. The only restriction here is that we have a Site Rule that personal details should not be requested on this forum. If someone wants to form an action group, the best way to go about it is to set it up via a separate blog or FB page or by advertising a meeting here.

There's a lot going on at the moment - I've added some of this week's political events, meetings and demonstrations to the calendar. Everyone is welcome to advertise political / current affairs (not commercial) events on it.


C. Flower
08-12-2010, 02:40 PM
A few events coming up - please add anything coming up to the calendar, if you think other members might be interested.


ICD Press
14-01-2011, 08:48 AM
The Language of Art and Music:
“An International Symposium on the Potential for Artistic Expression to Cross Cultural Barriers”
(Berlin, 17th - 20th February 2011)

The Language of Art and Music:
“An International Symposium on the Potential for Artistic Expression to Cross Cultural Barriers”
(International Conference, Berlin, 17th - 20th February, 2011)

The use of culture and art to promote dialogue and understanding is a field that, though the subject of much scholarly attention, has had little impact on the behavior and activities of national governments and other stakeholders in international relations. Moreover, whilst there is a widespread agreement of the value of culture and art in raising awareness of cultural differences, there is less understanding of the potential for culture and art to offer a neutral platform for mutual cultural exchange, to transform cultural differences and unite people through emotions. "The Language of Art and Music" will work to bridge the gap between theory and practice by bringing together artists with academic experts from the field and key figures in international relations to discuss the importance of these artistic disciplines.

Speakers for the Conference include:

Professor Adam Chmielewski - Director of the Institution of Culture Wrocław 2016, Rector, Wrocław University (tbc)
Dr. Anastasia Lazaridou - Deputy Director, Byzantine Museum, Athens
Cecilie Broch Knudsen - Artist and rector of the Oslo National Academy of the Arts
Costas Zapas - Film Director named by Cineuropa as “one of the most outstanding directors of auteur cinema.” (tbc)
Dingeman Kuilman - Chairman of the Executive Board of ArtEZ Institute of the Arts, Netherlands
Elif Shafak - Award-winning writer in Turkey, Author of recent best-seller: “The Forty Rules of Love” (tbc)
Erna Hennicot-Schoepges - European MP; Former Luxembourgian Minister of Culture and Religious Affairs (tbc)
Franziska Nentwig - General Director of the Stiftung Stadtmuseum Berlin (tbc)
Helena Bonham Carter - Actress. Starring in recent films: Terminator Salvation (2009) Alice in Wonderland (2010), The King's Speech (2010), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011) (tbc)
Ints Dalderis - Director of the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra; Former Minister for Culture of the Republic of Latvia (tbc)
Jan Vogler - Renowned Violinist & Cellist
John Holden - Visiting Professor at City University Former Head of Culture at Demos (tbc)
Jytte Hilden - Former Minister of Culture of Denmark
Amb. Karl-Erik Norrman - Former Swedish Ambassador; Secretary General of the European Cultural Parliament (tbc)
Meenakshi Shedde - India Consultant to the Berlin; Locarno and Dubai Film Festivals; Winner of the National Film Award for Best Film Critic in 1999
Neil MacGregor OM - Art historian; Museum Director & Chairman of the 'World Collections Programme”; Former Director of the National Gallery in London; Former Director of the British Museum (tbc)
Norman Foster - Baron Foster of Thames Bank, Architect; 2009 winner of the Prince of Asturias Award; Architect of any major international buildings such as the Reichstag restoration in Berlin, Germany, Millennium Bridge, London, United Kingdom (tbc)
Professor Orhan Pamuk - Professor and Turkish American novelist; Winner of Nobel Prize in Literature 2006 (tbc)
Paco de Lucia - Spanish Composer and Guitarist (tbc)
The Honorable Dr. Rocco Buttiglione - Vice President of the Italian Chamber of Deputies; Former Italian Minster of Culture; Former Italian Minister of European Politics
Spyros Mercouris - Co-founder of the political party PASOK & Honorary President of the Network of Cultural Capitals and Cultural Months of Europe,
Professor Timothy Emlyn Jones - Dean, Burren College of Art, Newtown Castle
Professor Tomur Atagok - Professor and Dean of the Art and Design Faculty in Yildiz University

ICD Calendar 2011 (More>):

Art as Cultural Diplomacy: A Forum for Young Leaders > (Berlin, 14-20 February, 2011)
The ICD Academy for Cultural Diplomacy - February Session > (Berlin 17-23 February 2011)

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12-02-2012, 08:33 PM
Bit late in the day, but Happy Darwin Day. http://www.atheist.ie/2012/02/secular-sunday-7/

C. Flower
15-05-2012, 06:57 PM

City Arts officer and CEO of Create Ireland join a series of documented seminars for Dublin City CDB.
May 29th in the City Wall Space, Wood Quay, 10 am - 2pm All Welcome.

In this structured half day seminar we want to capture your voice on how Dublin City can work with and support its most creative residents and communities .

If you want your voice heard attend this event , this will be facilitated by Ray Yeates (Dublin City Arts Officer) and Patrick Fox (Director of Create) .

Your ideas , concerns and thoughts will be documented and presented to Dublin City Development , City Council and Create Ireland .

Dublin Community Television (DCTV) will film and upload keynotes , discussions and vox pops from this event


ICD Press
26-05-2015, 11:32 AM
International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the Commonwealth 201
"The 70th Anniversary of the Establishment of the UN: Developing Initiatives to Promote Cultural Understanding, Global Human Rights & World Peace within the Commonwealth"
(London; July 22nd - 24th, 2015)

More information is found under:

Symposium Overview
The historic day of November 9th 2014, which marked the twenty-fifth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the summer of 2015 which will mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the last world war and the establishment of the UN, represent the major transitions that have taken place globally in the development of global human rights towards a more peaceful, prosperous, equal and protected society.

As we celebrate these historic occasions together throughout the world, and in particular, at a time when new forms of violence are currently on the rise, we must remember and learn from the global cooperation and diverse initiatives of that time, which have allowed us the privilege to no longer live in a region of peoples divided, cultures suppressed and voices oppressed.

The Commonwealth covers almost a quarter of the world’s entire land area (29,958,050 km2), spans all the continents, consists of nearly a third of the world population (estimated population of 2.328 billion, and produces a nominal gross domestic product (GDP) representing 17% of the gross world product (in 2014: $10.45 trillion, when measured in purchasing power parity (PPP). The Commonwealth, therefore, serves as an influential regional player in global political, economic and cultural affairs and it has a rich and diverse experience of best practices in cultural diplomacy. In addition, the Commonwealth constitutes a global community where all members have an equal voice regardless of size and population. Such a community, with its shared values and history, is the ideal forum for fostering mutual understanding and cooperation through cultural exchange and open dialogue.

The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy has therefore created the International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the Commonwealth 2015 in order to build on this past experience and to formulate new initiatives, which will strengthen international relations and encourage cooperation between diverse communities based upon values of peace, democracy, human rights and the rule of law within the Commonwealth of Nations.

Symposium Agenda
The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the Commonwealth 2015 will analyze the relations between the UN and the Commonwealth and how the UN has historically supported positive developments in the Commonwealth over the past decades as well as how the UN can further support the development of the Commonwealth, which serves as a major organ within the UN. In addition, best practices and successful experiences from the Commonwealth will be analyzed in order to implement them globally.

The Symposium will include keynote addresses, lectures, and interactive panel discussions and debates in order to create a platform for new initiatives to be created and proposed.