The Red Project is back after the success of the pilot edition held in Leicester in 2015, the project is taking to the road. Funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund, the event is delivered in partnership with POW Nottingham, in collaboration with New Art Exchange and Nottingham Contemporary. The aim of the project is to raise awareness amongst the general public and healthcare professionals of the stigma and violence experienced by sex workers.
The Nottingham Red Project is a short film season providing an insight into the lives of those who work in the sex trade. The event features three British and two Italian films (with English subtitles) from the 1960s to the present day. As the Red Project is a journey across the UK, it is also a journey across time and space.
This edition opens at New Art Exchange on 23rd November at 6:30pm with a screening of Personal Services by Terry Jones, which is followed by a Q&A session with Dr Rosie Campbell from Beyond the Gaze (Leicester University)/ Co-Chair Sex Work Research Hub and Daniela Scotece, CEO POW Nottingham.
From Tuesday 29th November the programme continues at Nottingham Contemporary for three weeks, ending on 17th December (International Day to End Violence against Sex Workers, also known as Red Umbrella day). Each film will be accompanied by a Q&A session, during which audience members can pose questions to guest speakers made up of sex workers, activists and researchers. The aim of these sessions is to expand on the issues raised by the films and to offer new perspectives on the lives of sex workers.
Tickets for the opening night and film screenings are FREE, but booking is recommended as spaces are limited. Book online at: https://nae.cloudvenue.co.uk/nottinghamredproject or call on 0115 924 8630
For more information, go to www.nottinghamredproject.co.uk or Twitter @NottRedProject.