Fly The Flag is a unique collaboration between arts organisations and human rights charities which celebrates and reminds us of the human rights we all share.
Launched in 2018 on the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), Fly The Flag is a reminder of the human rights we all entitled to, in particular raising awareness of the UDHR amongst young people.
This year, as we re-emerge from the impact of Covid-19, Fly The Flag focuses on Article 19, the right to freedom of opinion and expression. Working in partnership with Eden Court Highlands, The MAC, Belfast International Arts Festival, Sadler's Wells and Wales Millennium Centre, NI based choreographer Oona Doherty and a team of associate artists are leading a largescale engagement project. The young participants will use movement to explore freedom of expression, creating a new work which will be filmed and broadcast in December. Alongside this schools and arts organisations across the UK will take part in engagement activities, promoting Human Rights and Article 19, culminating in a celebration of this work on 10th December, Human Rights Day.
At this one-off event, you’re invited to find out more about this project, about human rights and freedom of expression, and about the work which Oona and her associates have been doing with young people from Belfast. Oona Doherty will be joined by Associate Artists Rosie Mullin and Michael McEvoy, as well as Caitlin and Zara from the original Sugar Army featured in the BIAF premiere of Hard to Be Soft in 2017.
Image Credit: Photography by Luca Truffarelli.
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