The words sexual assault and festival would in most cases have negative connotations but don’t be alarmed there’ll be no blurred lines in sight (or earshot) at this four day festival in Waterloo which uses art, comedy, creativity and open discussion to dismantle the shame, silence and secrecy that surrounds sexual assault.
According to Clear Lines Festival, every hour the equivalent of one man and over ten women are raped in England and Wales while one in five girls and one in twelve boys will be sexually abused.
These shocking statistics remind us how urgent a safe space for discussion is. With its diverse range of speakers including comedians, authors and publishers plus an array of events and workshops covering film, theatre, art and poetry we’re sure this’ll be as fascinating as it will be informative and moving.
Clear lines takes place at I’klectik Art Lab near Waterloo from 30 July to 2 August. Most events are free but booking is required as space is limited.