By KLTV Newsdesk –
Dewsbury-based arts organisation Manasamitra is set to launch the Festival of Conversations this May with a special event featuring Dame Evelyn Glennie, the world’s first full-time solo percussionist and two-time Grammy winner.
The Festival of Conversations will kick off with “In Conversation with Dame Evelyn Glennie” on May 11, 2023, at Dewsbury Town Hall.
It is an exploration of the power of words and conversations between diverse communities.
The festival will feature a series of conversation-focused events, covering a broad range of subjects and challenges that unite us, emphasizing the similarities between communities rather than the differences.
Dame Evelyn Glennie is a double Grammy winner, BAFTA nominee, recipient of the Polar Music Prize, and the Companion of Honour.
Artistic director and founder of Manasamitra, Supriya Nagarajan, expressed excitement about developing the brand-new Festival of Conversations.
“We are currently leading sessions with different community groups to see what is interesting, exciting, infuriating, or amusing to local people.
These discussions will inform the series of talks, seminars, and forum events that we are hosting throughout 2023,” she said.
The Festival of Conversations is funded by Taking the Lead, a Dewsbury Town Investment Plan project funded through the Town Fund.
It aims to support a vibrant cultural community in Dewsbury and surrounding areas. It will explore heritage, community, culture, and beyond with people living, working, and studying in Dewsbury as they plan for the future together.
To book tickets, which range from £13.20 to £16.50, visit https://www.manasamitra.com/in-conversation-with-dame-evelyn-glennie/.