Disobey: Art as Activism in a Time of Turmoil

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  • Fringe Central - Lecture Theatre 1
  • 14:30
  • Aug 18
  • 2 hours
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - Scotland
  • Group: Civil Disobedience
  • Warnings and additional info: Those with Fringe participant pass will gain priority access
  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. Please confirm before booking. See our Accessibility page for details.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. ‘Civil disobedience becomes a sacred duty when the state has become lawless and corrupt’ (Mahatma Gandhi). Does art have the power to generate social and political change? It’s a question that has been discussed endlessly over the centuries, but seems especially timely in the past few years. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe exists because of an act of protest in 1947. Join us as we explore the role of the artist in changing the world.

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