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The Coventry and Beirut Youthful Cities Exchange present Transnational Lag Express
February 19th @ 4:00 pm£4.50 – £6.50
4:00pm – 5:00pm
Twelve young writers and artists embark on a fictional train ride from Coventry to Beirut (and back again!) exploring personal and collective journeys through poetry, dance, spoken word, live performance and video. Created in partnership with Coventry City of Culture, Youthful Cities, the British Council and originally performed at the BBC’s Contains Strong Language Festival 2021.
This work has been created as part of the Coventry UK City of Culture Youthful Cities Cultural Exchange Programme a partnership between Coventry City of Culture Trust, the British Council and Youthful Cities, established to facilitate a cultural and creative skills exchange between young people across the globe. It has been developed to enable young adults (age 18-25) to creatively respond to important, urgent and youth-focused issues in their cities, encouraging more active participation in civic matters.
The Coventry and Beirut Youthful Cities exchange is led by B.A.C.E (Be A Change Everywhere, founded by poet John Bernard) in Coventry and Rusted Radishes, Literary and Art Journal in Beirut. The young artists involved are: Megan Waters (Coventry), Theotima Ioannou (Coventry), Lewis Driver (Coventry), Alice Richmond (Coventry), Christina Okorie (Coventry), Kelvin Adomako Ampong (Coventry), J.D Harlock (Beirut), Nur Turkmani (Beirut), Amina Hassan (Beirut), Yasmina Tabbal (Beirut), Nour Annan (Beirut) and Alfred Jeffrey Naddaff (Beirut).