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Videos, links and discussions from our provoke15 sessions in 2019


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voices for justice

September 2019


with Andrea Hadley-Johnson from the National Justice Museum


Listen to Andrea's introduction

This provocation was generously hosted by the National Justice Museum

Andrea shared her story of why justice matters so much to her, and the central importance of giving people a voice.


She talked about her own work, and the work of the National Justice Museum.


Building on the importance of giving people a voice, her provocation was: how might we ensure that the National Justice Museum better reflects, includes and represents people of the city from all backgrounds in the stories and activities that are shared?


Here is a brief write up of the provocation and responses.

summer gathering

July 2019

Our summer gathering at the wonderful St Anns Allotments was an opportunity to share food, drink and company, and reflect on what we value about provoke15 and where we might want to take it in the future.


Here is a brief write up of the conversations.

campaigning against FGM

June 2019


with Valentine Nkoyo from the Mojatu Foundation


Valentine Nkoyo from the Mojatu Foundation was our provocateur for this session. She told her story of why she became involved in the campaign against female genital mutilation, locally, nationally and internationally - and the community campaigning work being developed by the Mojatu Foundation.


She gave us 4 questions to consider:

  • Who should be involved in tackling FGM, and why?
  • Who should be commissioning FGM services in Nottingham?
  • How can we challenge FGM confidently and sensitively without stigmatising affected communities?
  • What actions should we be taking forward?


Here is a brief write up of the provocation and discussion

Listen to Valentine's introduction

This provocation was generously hosted by the Carousel in Hockley

listening to our young people

May 2019


with young people from Nottingham's Fearless Youth Association (FYA)


Following on from our April provoke15 about starting some different conversations about what our young people need to thrive, we were joined by young people from FYA.


An initial provocation by Angela Wathoni of FYA was followed by wide ranging conversations - and a committment to meet again to start to act on some of the issues raised.


Here is a brief write up of the provocation and discussion

Listen to Angela's introduction

This provocation was generously hosted by the Clubhouse on Victoria Park

what do our young people need to thrive?

April 2019

This Provoke was a little different to previous sessions.

It didn't start with a 15 minute provocation, but with a simple question:


What do our young people need to thrive?

It is an attempt to start some different conversations that take a wider and more holistic approach to the many high profile issues facing our young people today, including knife crime, the impact of social media and mental health and suicide.

We were very aware that young people themselves need to be at the centre of these conversations, and future conversations are being explored that will involve young people.


Here is a brief write up of the provocation and discussion

This provocation was hosted by the Nottingham Central Library

rough sleeping in Nottingham

March 2019

Kim Pike from Nottingham City Council and Madi Farrar from the British Red Cross spoke about some inspirational partnership working to support rough sleepers in Nottingham


Here is a brief write up of the provocation and discussion


This gathering was generously hosted by Dance4 in their wonderful Space 2 in Nottingham

Listen to Kim and Madi's introduction

diversity in the workplace

February 2019

Our February gathering was special as it celebrated our first year of provoke15.


April Holmes and Rosey Donovan looked at diversity in the workplace - with particular reference to LGBT rights and LGBT History Month.


Here is a brief write up of the provocation and discussion

This provocation was hosted by the National Justice Museum, and after the gathering we were invited to a special showing of the current exhibition: Desire, Love, Identity - Exploring LGBTQ Histories

The Chamber

January 2019

Ian Pringle of Faceup Theatre talked about political disengagement, and the immersive theatre experience that he had created - The Chamber - to engage people in a playful and interactive way.


Here is a brief write up of the provocation and discussion

Listen to Ian's provocation

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