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Yemen: Say hello to connect – Children & Education

Wed 9th - Thu 10th October 2019, 10am-6pm

Step inside Yemen: Say hello to connect, a travelling digital artwork created for Imperial War Museum's Yemen: Inside a Crisis exhibition.

University of Manchester, Students' Union
Presented by: FutureEverything
With: Imperial War Museum North

The people of Yemen are facing what is described by the UN as the ‘world’s worst’ humanitarian crisis – what is the true human cost of this conflict, and how can we understand it in the context of our own lives? Commissioned by IWM, created by FutureEverything, travelling digital artwork Yemen: Say hello to connect takes the conversation beyond the museum walls, inviting you to connect with the real issues people are facing in Yemen right now.

Created by Artist Vicky Clarke and Creative Technologist Chris Ball, with words written and performed by Amerah Saleh, this interactive artwork will be popping up in locations across the city to give you the chance to connect with the impact of the on-going conflict and humanitarian crisis in Yemen.

The final location for our installation will be the University of Manchester. Against this backdrop we’ll explore how education in Yemen has been impacted by war, and how this has shaped the futures of Yemeni children. You will hear the final, powerful instalment of narration from Amerah Saleh on how these issues have impacted her family and friends in Yemen.

This is a FREE event, no ticket necessary.


Pop-up discussions: Thurs 10 October, 2-4pm

The University of Manchester Students’ Union plays host to our travelling digital artwork and also invites visitors to join experts, NGO’s, academics and artists in conversations about the daily challenges and choices people inside Yemen’s crisis are facing. These informal drop in discussions further explore the themes in our interactive installation Yemen: Say hello to connect.

Programme of events 2019

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

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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