On 8 June, Talking Birds ran an event in their Nestival of Ideas series entitled War & Peace – can civic society make a difference?
When conflict strikes, ordinary citizens are often the first to suffer the consequences, and will continue to live with the legacy of war well beyond the conclusion of hostilities. Reflecting on recent and current events, our expert panel will explore the role of citizens acting both individually and collectively to repair damaged communities and rebuild international bonds.
The panel consisted of:
- the Very Reverend John Witcombe, Dean of Coventry Cathedral;
- Laura Payne from the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations at Coventry University;
- artist and activist Dr Seyedeh Naseriniaki, founder of Chrysalis Craft
The event was chaired by Talking Birds’ Co-Artistic Director Derek Nisbet.