Sindhu Vee

Sindhu was our compere for the evening. She is most likely the tallest Indian woman you’ll ever meet. Born and brought up in India she is now a London based comedian. She devotes all the time she has left over from raising her 3 children (and a bizarrely gigantic labrador) to comedy and suffering facial peels. Sindhu is a Funnywomen Awards finalist (2013) and a 2016 BBC New Comedy Award and NATYS finalist as well as Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year nominee. Catch her on BBC iPlayer and on Dave’s Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled.

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Featured Artists:

Bridget Christie

Award winning stand-up comedian Bridget Christie performed a comedy set for Change Of Art. Her show A Bic For Her won the Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Show in 2013, the 2014 South Bank Sky Arts Award for Best Comedy, and numerous others, becoming the top selling comedy show ever at the Soho Theatre. She has appeared on numerous TV shows and was nominated for a British Comedy Award for Best Female TV comic for her performance on Have I Got News For You. She writes for various broadsheets and magazines, and her debut book A Book For Her was published 2015 to critical acclaim. For more info click here

Dr. Sidrah Muntaha

Sidrah performed Collective Cries a piece of Bangladeshi music, written by Rabindranath Tagore, centred around themes of peace and hope in the context of collective suffering. The performance was accompanied by a slide presentation of symbolic photographs donated by members of her local community.

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John Livingston Dance

Drawing: Carl Chapple

Solo dance artist John Livingston challenges preconceptions about difference and disability by drawing on and emphasising what we have in common and revealing the universality of the human experience. He has developed his unique form of dance improvisation, whereby he responds to the emotion in the music, as a fundamental expression of who he is.

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Kate Willoughby

Kate Willoughby performed #Emilymatters, which is an Emily Wilding Davison speech from her play ‘To Freedom’s Cause’, in which Emily addresses future generations. She performed it in the House of Commons in 2014, sparking the #Emilymatters project, which draws on the experience of the suffragette to inspire and motivate women and young people to believe that their vote matters.

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Scandinavian Singing Club

The Scandinavian Singing Club was established  in 2016 with Polish conductor/singer Marta Mathea Radwan, Norwegian singer Åshild Bjørkeng Haugen and Danish founder/singer Mia Theil Have.

The trio performs close harmony folk tunes in Danish, Swedish and Norwegian with a jazz twist, a cappella, or accompanied by double bass, percussions and piano.

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Park Players

Park Players are a local North London adult acting group, who meet on Thursdays at the Park Theatre to play, explore a variety of acting skills and devise.They hail from all walks of life and were inspired by the notion that there is more that unites us than divides us. They will be performing a set of  music and monologues for the Change Of Art Festival.

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Tobias Wright

Tobias devised Plainsong for the Change Of Art Festival: a short collection of stories representing and responding to a range of social concerns in Britain today, inspired by William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and of Experience

Hope Not Hate

The Change Of Art Festival took place as part of Hope Not Hate’s Weekend of Action, a nationwide series of events, and The Great Get Together, marking the anniversary of the murder of MP Jo Cox. A spokesperson from Hope Not Hate presented a short talk during the evening about their ongoing campaign.

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