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Yemen: Say hello to connect – Economy & Infrastructure

Fri 26th - Sat 27th July 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.

Manchester Piccadilly Station
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.

Head down to Manchester Piccadilly Station to catch the second appearance of this travelling installation. Here we explore the economic crisis and struggling infrastructure of Yemen, and how it impacts the day-to-day lives of Yemenis. Amerah Saleh provides a soundtrack that tells her family’s story of the challenges posed by limited fuel and hyper-inflation.

This is a FREE event, no ticket necessary.


Spoken Word Performance ‘Our Yemen’: Saturday 27 July, 3.30pm 

See an exclusive performance of spoken word, alongside our interactive digital artwork at Manchester Piccadilly.Amerah Saleh created the works with British-Yemeni young people from the Eccles Yemeni Community Association and the Liverpool Arabic Centre. This performance is the live finale of a series of spoken word workshops. The workshops encouraged young people to explore their thoughts and ideas around Yemen, and the concept of home.

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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