9 to 10 October 2019

10am - 6pm

University of Manchester, Students' Union

Free event

The people of Yemen are facing what is described by the UN as the ‘world’s worst’ humanitarian crisis – what is the true human cost of this conflict, and how can we understand it in the context of our own lives? Commissioned by IWM, created by FutureEverything, travelling digital artwork Yemen: Say hello to connect takes the conversation beyond the museum walls, inviting you to connect with the real issues people are facing in Yemen right now.

The final location for our installation will be the University of Manchester. Against this backdrop we’ll explore how education in Yemen has been impacted by war, and how this has shaped the futures of Yemeni children. You will hear the final, powerful instalment of narration from Amerah Saleh on how these issues have impacted her family and friends in Yemen.

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Pop-Up Discussions: Thursday 10 October, 2 – 4pm

The University of Manchester Students’ Union plays host to our travelling digital artwork and also invites visitors to join experts, NGO’s, academics and artists in conversations about the daily challenges and choices people inside Yemen’s crisis are facing. These informal drop in discussions further explore the themes in our interactive installation Yemen: Say hello to connect.

Created by Artist Vicky Clarke and Creative Technologist Chris Ball, with words written and performed by Amerah Saleh, Yemen: Say hello to connect is part of Yemen: Inside a Crisis, a free exhibition and series of programming, at IWM North, that is the UK’s first exhibition to address Yemen’s on-going conflict and humanitarian crisis. Showcasing around 50 objects and photographs, alongside personal stories, the exhibition gives insight into the realities faced by Yemenis every day, as well as their incredible resilience.