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Date announced for Shameless! Festival

18 Aug 2021

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Save the date! We are excited to announce the first ever Shameless! Festival will take place on 27 November, alongside a series of digital events in November. Created in collaboration by Birkbeck’s SHaME project and WOW - Women of the World, Shameless! Festival is a festival of activism against sexual violence.

All are invited to join us at this brand new festival bringing together activism and art to confront and change attitudes towards sexual violence, share ideas, and imagine a rape free world.

Supported by Wellcome Trust, the festival will spark conversation, address the global crisis of sexual violence (in all its forms) and help get rid of the shame often attached to it. A line-up of high profile speakers, survivors, researchers, performers and medical professionals will be announced in the coming months.

Festival goers will be able to explore and choose from a variety of workshops, talks, performances and more on the day. There will be pop ups, a marketplace, support on site for whoever needs it, and the chance to connect with experts working to end sexual violence.

SHaME is a research project exploring the role of medicine and psychiatry in sexual violence at London's Birkbeck University. Working alongside WOW, Shameless! Festivals will take part as part of a three year project, with the 2021 festival taking place in London in 2021 and Brazil in 2022.

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