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SoulsINQUEST: The UK is Not Innocent: The Story of INQUEST

Wed 19 June | 3.30pm - 5pm
16 yrs +
Free, but ticketed

The UK is Not Innocent is a 45-minute documentary film made by Rainbow Collective as part of INQUEST’s 40 Years heritage project. The film traces INQUEST’s evolution from a grassroots collective of families bereaved by state-related deaths to an established charity providing expertise on deaths in custody, exposing forty years of state violence and resistance in England and Wales.

Following the screening, there will be a Q&A exploring the role of visual arts in campaigns for social and racial justice. Q&A will be chaired by Naomi Oppenheim (INQUEST) and will feature Rachel Hamada (Take One Action), Sarah Booker, Simon Israel and Marcia Rigg.

Please watch this film with great care as it addresses senstive themes.
The film features material on the following: hateful language, racism, classism, sexism, mental ill health, sexual assault, child abuse, self-harm, suicide, violence, torture, death and dying.

Also, from 6pm - 8pm on Wed 19 June we are hosting a SoulsINQUEST Panel Discussion with Aamer Anwar (Lawyer), Sarah Armstrong (Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research / Glasgow University), Kadi Johnston (Sister of Sheku Bayoh) and Deborah Coles (Director, INQUEST). The focus of the discussion centres around the question: Why do deaths in custody matter in Scotland?. Free but ticketed - more details here.


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PHOTO CREDITS:  © Sarah Booker

Part of Glasgow International Open Programme.

The 10th edition of Glasgow International Festival of Contemproary Art will take place between Friday 7 June and Sunday 23 June 2024.
Every two years the festival presents an array of artists' projects across Glasgow, celebrating and amplifying the city's identity as a vibrant and distinctive centre for artistic production, presentation and cultural organising.  

Over the course of the festival’s 18-day run, Glasgow International 2024 will present exhibitions, performances, publications, gatherings and interventions featuring both Scotland-based and international artists. 

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