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Seeing things: a talk by Maya Chowdhry
8th October, 2018 at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Seeing Things is a group that meet up to see art, performances and cultural events put on by women across Glasgow and beyond. We think it’s more fun to go to see things together, and we usually have a cup of tea or coffee afterwards. Our trips are always free. It would be great if you could come along!
What: A talk by poet, writer and activist Maya Chowdhry
When: Monday, 8th October, 12.30 – 14.30
Where: Glasgow University (University Chapel). Meet outside Hillhead subway station at 12.30 pm [maps]
Who With: Aike
Why you should join us? Whether you’re curious about activism, theatre, the environment, poetry, digital art such as animation, photography or storytelling, Maya Chowdhry will be talking about something that interests you! She calls herself an ‘inTer-aCtive artist’, which in her case means she writes poetry, makes theatre and art installations that are often at a very specific place (such as the Manchester canals or public gardens) and works with digital media – photography, animation, video and the internet.
With all her work, Maya Chowdhry tries to empower and change the world. She has done art projects about food poverty, the impact of climate change on the Indian subcontinent, refugees and colonialism. She has published several collections of poetry and her writing has also appeared in magazines.
This talk is part of the ongoing Creative Conversations series held at Glasgow University. More info about Maya Chowdhry can be found on her website. After the talk, which will last an hour, you are very welcome to join us for some tea or coffee.
Getting there & accessibility
We will meet outside Hillhead subway station (on Byres Road) and walk to the University Chapel at Glasgow University together. This is 0.5 mile (or 0.8 km). If it is easier for you to meet us at the University instead, please let us know. There is a bus stop right in front of the University main building. There are some steps to get into the Chapel, but also a platform lift. Unfortunately, there is not a hearing assistance system. There are accessible toilets.
This trip is for women only* and is free to attend. Travel expenses up to £5 can be covered. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the library on 0141 550 2267 to book your place. If you have booked a place and are no longer able to attend please let us know.
*All women-only events are inclusive of Trans and Intersex women, as well as non-binary and gender fluid people who identify in a significant way as woman or female.