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Twist of Fate workshop – Marmalade
Wednesday 10 April, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pmFree
Twist of Fate is a new and innovative awareness-raising idea that OCF has been developing to start a conversation about some of the hard-hitting issues affecting local people.
In his novels, Charles Dickens described in vivid detail the destitution and desperation he observed on the streets of English towns and cities over 150 years ago. Yet here on the streets of Oxfordshire today, some of the suffering we see would seem far too familiar to Dickens.
This Marmalade session is an opportunity to ask ourselves what has really changed since then – and does anyone really care?
What would Charles Dickens be writing about if here were alive today? Would he even be writing? More likely he would be making videos for YouTube or Netflix, but the chances are, he would still be covering the same kind of social issues.
That’s the idea behind Twist of Fate. We are putting out a call to the creative community to help us make it happen. So if you’re a writer, editor, theatre group leader, emerging talent, this is a great opportunity to do something new and innovative – both creatively and in fundraising terms.
A team is starting to form, so why not get involved? Come and join us.
Marmalade is the fringe event to the internationally renowned Skoll World Forum and one of its key aims is to strengthen relationships locally. This workshop forms part of a series of events running from 9th to 12th April. By hosting international, national and local projects Marmalade wants to showcase what is possible in Oxford. They are excited about showcasing initiatives which are tackling complex challenges through strong local relationships.