A revolutionary arts event returns to Birmingham on May 13th. The Hubb Debates turns the traditional debate format on its head: bringing musicians, singers and visual artists of international repute to the city to respond to the discussion live, as it happens.
Created and curated by local artist Mohammed Ali MBE – famous for his uncompromising politically pointed mural work, and recipient of the prestigious South Bank Arts Award – the hard hitting open debates, now entering a second season, each explore a crucial contemporary social or political issue.
Describing his motivation in the creation of Hubb Debates, Ali said:
It’s a safe space where people from all walks of life can engage in challenging and rewarding conversations. This platform is open to all!
May 13th’s event ‘Integration Vs. Separatism,’ features improvised musical performances from Birmingham Hip Hop legend, Juice Aleem – a veteran of several international tours with godfathers of electronica, Coldcut.
Hisham Aidi, an Award Winning Author and US Hip Hop Scholar of the Year, takes on the role of debate chair and host.
The first event in the series takes place at 6pm, Saturday May 13th 2016, at the Hubb Arts Space in Birmingham.
The debate is open to everyone – Entry is £6 on the door.
Entry includes hot food and drinks.
Tickets are also available on Eventbrite.