‘I Dream of Congo: Narratives from The Great Lakes’ will be a unique exhibition combining words and images from renowned international creatives alongside a groundbreaking exhibition of photos taken by women in eastern Congo.
The exhibition and accompanying events will celebrate the hope and optimism that pervades in the region despite years of war. It will also pose hard questions around the international community’s inaction in the face of the conflict, the continuing illicit trade in minerals from Congo and the failure to stem the tide of sexual violence.
The exhibition, curated by Leslie Thomas of Art Works Projects and produced by Congo Connect, will be shown on selected dates between 12th-23rd February 2013 at Conway Hall London, before moving on to further venues in the UK and US throughout 2013.
Dates and timings
- Tuesday 12th February – Preview evening. Invite-only. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend.
- Wednesday 13th February, 19:00 – Congo Dreams: Hopes and prospects for the future hosted by The Frontline Club and in association with the Royal African Society. A ticketed panel debate evening event focusing on the peace process and security situation in eastern DRC. For more details click here.
- Thursday 14th February, 18:30 – Women for Women International in association with One Billion Rising – An evening of discussions and presentations based around ‘I Dream of Congo’. Email email@example.com for more information and to register.
- Saturday 16th February – Public open day from 9:30 to 17:00. The exhibition will be open to the public all day and entry is free. Just turn up on the day.
- Saturday 23rd February – Public open day from 9:30 to 16:00.
- Saturday 23rd February, evening – Ticketed music concert featuring Gasandji, Mulele Matondo Afrika and DJ Ya Kil and other Congolese musicians in association with Save the Congo. Buy tickets here.
More information on Congoconnect.co.uk.