PAST EVENT: 5 July: Beyond Belief – police, policy and freedom of expression in the arts

Index on Censorship presents ‘Beyond Belief’, a half day conference on police, policy and freedom of expression in the arts.

Tuesday 5th July 9am – 1pm at Free Word Centre, London EC1R 3GA

Join us for a half day of high level debate on the challenges of policing artistic freedom of expression. Jude Kelly, artistic director of the South Bank Centre, will give a key note speech, followed by a landmark panel discussion ‘Policing challenging art’, chaired by Kenan Malik with

  • Chief Superintendent Peter Terry of the Metropolitan Police
  • Munira Mirza, Director of Arts and Culture for the Mayor of London
  • Canon Giles Fraser of St Paul’s Cathedral
  • David Lan, Artistic Director of the Young Vic
  • Tamsin Allen, solicitor Bindmans LLP


The conference launches Index on Censorship’s case study on the production of Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti’s 2010 play ‘Behud (Beyond Belief)’ at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry and Soho Theatre London. We are delighted that Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti will also be speaking at the event. Following the panel discussion, we will be hosting facilitated breakout sessions during which all delegates will be able to contribute to the discussion.

Spaces are limited. Please click here to register.

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2 responses to “PAST EVENT: 5 July: Beyond Belief – police, policy and freedom of expression in the arts”

  1. Denise L Mellion says:

    Due to my work load next week, I am afraid unable to attend on Tuesday, I am afraid I have to send my apologies and cancel my place.

  2. Jess says:

    Will transcripts of the key note speeches, panel discussions, and breakout discussions be made available after the event? If so, how soon after can I expect to be able to get copies?
    Will audio recording be allowed at the event?
    Thank you!