Featuring Neville Southall, Mark Palios, David Goldblatt, Melissa Reddy, Emy Onuora, Simon Hughes, Peter Hooton and many more…
The acclaimed Art Of Football series continues with the announcement of its Soccerama Symposia at the Liverpool Central Library, on the 12th and 13th July from 7pm. Scheduled for the two matchless evenings between the World Cup semi-finals and the final itself, Soccerama is two evenings of conversation and debate on football’s interwoven relationship with the key global debates of our times; women’s rights, nationalist populism, LGBTQ, consumer culture, class politics and race.
Thursday 12th July, ‘Football: The not-so beautiful game’ hosted by David Goldblatt, contributor to The Guardian and author of The Ball Is Round and The Game of Our Lives, will tackle money and nationalism in the game with Mark Palios (Chairman TRFC, Former FA CEO), Simon Hughes (The Independent), Gilles Rof (Filmmaker), Cathy Long (Author, formerly EPL Head of Supporter Services) and Peter Hooton (The Farm, Spirit Of Shankly).
Friday 13th July, ‘From outside the box’ hosted by Stephanie Power from BBC Radio 4, focuses on football’s difficult relationship with difference and its power to drive social change. Exploring this breadth of issues around race, sexuality, gender and more will be Neville Southall MBE (Everton and Wales), Melissa Reddy (Senior Football Correspondent at joe.co.uk), Jacqui McAssey (GirlFans), Shaun Duggan (Screenwriter), Emy Onuora (Author, Pitch Black), Dave Kelly (Fans Supporting Foodbanks) and Paul Manning (City Of Liverpool FC).
For more details and biographies of participants please visit: www.ARTOFFOOTBALL.co.uk