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Launch – Yemen: Say hello to connect

Thu 13th - Fri 14th June 2019

Described by the UN as the ‘world’s worst’ humanitarian crisis – what is the true human cost of the ongoing conflict in Yemen, and how can we understand it in the context of our own lives? Step inside Yemen: Say hello to connect...

Presented by: FutureEverything
With: Imperial War Museum North

Join us at Hatch for the launch of Yemen: Say hello to connect, a travelling digital artwork made in collaboration with Imperial War Museum North as part of their Yemen: Inside a Crisis exhibition.

13th June, 3-10pm, launch event
14th June, 10am-6pm

Hatch, Oxford Rd, Manchester M1 7ED

Created by Artist Vicky Clarke and Creative Technologist Chris Ball, with poetry written and performed by Amerah Saleh, Yemen: Say hello to connect takes the conversation beyond the museum’s walls and invites you to connect with the real issues people are facing in Yemen every day. Step inside this interactive installation to discover Yemeni stories and explore the choices people have to make every day.

The special launch event (Thurs 13) also includes a live broadcast from local arts and culture station, Reform Radio, who’ll be playing music from 7-9pm and interviewing spoken word artist, Amerah Saleh. Amerah will also be performing live during the event.

This is a FREE event, no ticket necessary.


Programme of events

Following a two-day event at Hatch, Yemen: Say hello to connect will also pop-up with the following dates and locations:

Piccadilly Train Station
26-27 July, 10am-6pm

Great Northern Warehouse
31 Aug-1 Sept, 10am-6pm

University of Manchester
9-10 Oct,  10am-6pm

Yemen: Inside a Crisis at Imperial War Museum North

Yemen: Inside a Crisis is the UK’s first exhibition to address Yemen’s on-going conflict and humanitarian crisis. Showcasing around 50 objects and photographs, many of which have been exclusively sourced from Yemen, alongside personal stories, the exhibition gives insight into the realities faced by Yemenis every day, as well as their incredible resilience.

Imperial War Museum North

Until 26 January 2019

Yemen: Say hello to connect is created by FutureEverything and commissioned by Imperial War Museum. The artwork was created with Vicky Clarke, Chris Ball and Amerah Saleh. With thanks to Kunstruct.

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