Explore children and young people’s rights at the Rights Studio Festival

The Rights Studio have announced a series of digital events and artistic content to be showcased throughout April 2021, in collaboration with Child Rights International Network (CRIN).

The festival will take place online between 01 April – 29 April 2021.

The Rights Studio is a new creative hub for people and organisations to engage on human rights issues affecting children, young people and future generations through the arts and other creative expressions.

Rejuvenate’s Tessa Lewin, recently appointed as an advisor to the Rights Studio, invites you to book tickets and get involved in the discussion around children and youth rights: “The Rights Studio is the playful sister to CRIN and brings together creativity and child rights. It promises to be an exciting, innovative and challenging incubation space for radical social change. The forthcoming ‘rights studio festival’ (1-29 April) is an exciting opportunity to in their own words to play with, break with and reshape how we engage with the rights of under-18s and comes highly recommended.”

Among festival events is In My Feelings About Climate Change – a two-part collaboration between young climate activists and SustyVibes (a social enterprise founded by Jennifer Uchendu, a Chevening Scholar and Institute of Development Studies alum). The conversation will explore eco-anxiety in young people.

The full programme includes:

  • Living Objects – an interactive forest that tells the story of movement and resistance across history;
  • If These Walls Could Talk – mural paintings inspired by the stories of children and young people in the Lawrence House, South Africa;
  • Some of the UK’s finest comedy acts including Nish Kumar and Josie Long for Seen & Not Heard – an evening hosted by Jonny & the Baptists celebrating youth, challenging power and punching up;
  • A film screening of Drops of Joy, exploring the art and the necessity of play;
  • Tabula Rasa – an evening of spoken word in collaboration with Sawti, featuring poets from across the globe reimagining dominant narratives;
  • The launch of the Red Cloud Project – the first year of our fellowship scheme exploring breaking the stigma around menstruation through art and design;
  • A sprawling soundscape as crowd-sourced everyday sounds turn into audio magic in Collective Vibrations – our live music finale with Mel Uye-Parker.

Book tickets for these events exploring the rights of young people and children via the Rights Studio website