PLATFORM EVENTS are an opportunity for you to delve deeper into the world and themes of each play, enabling audiences, experts and people with specific interests to enter into a high profile discussion around some of the core questions and issues at the heart of each production..
These Platform Events are in partnership with Manchester University.
AUTUMN / WINTER 2017 EVENTS
How might one person affect a wider social movement, and do individuals feel they have a political voice? Is political activism dead? What is more powerful – a single voice or the collective voice of a community?
Join panellists including campaigner Faiza Shaheen, Director of the Centre for Labour and Social Studies, to explore the place that politics and activism have in the 21st Century.
From the people who were there, the people who can see the impact punk had on culture and the people who are just discovering punk today, this discussion will explore questions around anarchy, activism and Queer Culture. What are the subcultures and activism of our time and would it even be possible for punk to exist now?
This discussion will bring together some of the country's leading medical experts around young people's mental health and asks if there is a crisis emerging. Are we are over diagnosing and medicalising conditions that could be treated in other ways? Are we medicating unnecessarily and trying to control the way young people behave?