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Communicating Challenging Topics — finding your voice

12 November @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

What is it about?

The very nature of arts and culture means we are often addressing challenging topics. As communicators, how do we ensure social justice issues are talked about openly and comfortably across our organisations?

There is much to celebrate and learn when our ideas are shared. Discover how best to go about having those awkward conversations. This workshop is about changing the culture of an organisation by expressing with confidence your own thoughts and experiences on inclusivity and diversity.

What will I gain?

— Increased confidence to express oneself in an Equality Diversity Inclusivity / Audiences context

— Tips on ways to write about social justice issues

— Skills in developing an authentic voice when transferring voice to the page

Who is it for?

This online workshop is for anyone who would like to write about their experiences authentically. This has been programmed with the Fellows of the AMAculturehive Audience Diversity Academy in mind but anyone can attend.

How do I take part?

We will be using an online training platform called WebEx for this event. Before booking, please complete our online training checklist to ensure you get the most out of this training.


  • AMA member rate: £55 + VAT
  • Arts Council England NPO: £55 + VAT
  • Non-Member: £115 + VAT


Kat Francois| Writer, Trainer, Performer

Kat Francois is a performance artist, broadcaster, playwright and director.  

The first person to win a televised poetry slam in the UK, a year later she won the World Slam Championships. 

As a playwright, Kat has written and performed two internationally staged solo plays, and two comedy shows. 

Raising Lazarus, Kat’s play dealing with the experiences of Caribbean soldiers in World War One, continues to tour globally to critical acclaim as part of the WW1 centenary and featured at Imperial War Museum. 

Kat has worked with young people for many years, as a youth worker, PHSE Facilitator, also teaching dance, drama, poetry and performance skills. She is an established playwright and director of youth theatre, devising plays for theatres including Theatre Royal Stratford East, Roundhouse Camden, Lyric Theatre Hammersmith. 

Kat appears on BBC radio’s Front Row and Woman’s Hour, and runs her own young person’s poetry collective “Mangoes and Mustard.” 

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12 November
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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