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Festival800

Starts: 28th Aug 2015

Festival800 is bringing together a host of internationally acclaimed artists for a week of performances to celebrate the freedom of speech given by the Magna Carta.

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Start Date

28th Aug 2015

End Date

6th Sep 2015

Location

Various locations around Lincoin

Lineup

the Levellers, Billy Bragg, Shappi Khorsandi, YouTube sensation Alfie Deyes; The family of Rosa Parks; Poet Laureate Dame Carol Ann Duffy, DBE, FRSL;

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Acclaimed musicians Billy Bragg and the Levellers; author, screenwriter and comedian Shappi Khorsandi; YouTube sensation Alfie Deyes; The family of Rosa Parks; Poet Laureate Dame Carol Ann Duffy, DBE, FRSL; and a host of national and international artists and human rights activists will visit Lincoln between 28th August and 6th September celebrating freedom of speech as part of Festival800, an artistic response to Magna Carta.

Organised by Cultural Solutions UK on behalf of Lincolnshire County Council and Arts Council England, Festival800 will be ten days of live music, comedy, spoken word, street theatre, lectures and debate. Unlike previous celebrations of Magna Carta’s 800th anniversary, Festival800 will focus on how the document’s powers of liberty, justice and freedom of speech have shaped today’s society.

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