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Freedom Forum Xmas Bash Balloon Debate

Wednesday 4 December 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for a drink, good company and a fun Xmas balloon debate.

What is the most important representation of freedom in culture? A panel of six valiant freedom lovers will seek to convince you of their choice, from art to non-fiction to literature.

They each have just three minutes to present their case, followed by a round of questions from the audience. Then there is a vote, and the top three will be given an additional one minute to convince you to back their choice.

Which cultural representation of freedom – and its defender – deserves to stay in the balloon? You decide!

  • Madalina Benderschi anthropology undergraduate, UCL and Living Freedom alumnus; defending ‘The Myth Of Sisyphus’ (1942) by Albert Camus
  • Manick Govinda independent arts consultant; defending ‘Convergence’ (1952) by Jackson Pollock
  • Dr Beth Guilding academic, Goldsmiths, University of London; defending ‘His Dark Materials’ trilogy (1995-2000) by Philip Pullman
  • Atyab Rashid incoming vice president, King’s College London Liberal Democrat Society; defending ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ (2010) by Kanye West
  • David Bowden associate fellow, Academy of Ideas; defending ‘Paradise Lost’ (1667) by John Milton
  • Jessica Ní Mhainín policy research and advocacy officer, Index on Censorship; defending ‘Taste of Freedom’, Futurama (2002) by Matt Groening

£3 entry payable on the door – includes glass of wine / beer


Wednesday 4 December 2019
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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