The power and politics of words | Free Word

Welcome

Free Word is an arts organisation focused on the power and politics of words. We are also a home for organisations interested in who gets to speak and be heard in society.

In our distinctive building in London’s Clerkenwell, we host dynamic cultural events that address urgent contemporary issues.

We place an emphasis on fresh perspectives from voices that are often underrepresented, and bring together a rich variety of exciting writers, artists and activists to spark critical conversations about society, culture and politics.

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Free Word is a charity. We are grateful to Fritt Ord and Arts Council England for core funding which provides 40% of our income; we also generate 30% annually through hiring our spaces.

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MEDIA

Losing Touch

Digital Content

Part of How To Be Kind season

The Year That Was

Digital Content

Part of How To Be Kind season

Life isn’t a quiet river

Digital Content

Part of How To Be Kind season

A Kinder Justice

Poetry

Part of How To Be Kind season

Feeding Finsbury Park

Article

Part of How To Be Kind season

Installation: How To Be Kind

Installation

Part of How To Be Kind season

The Neurology Of Power

Podcast

Part of Finding Power season

On Touch

Blog

Part of Finding Power season

Breathing Room

Reading List

Part of Finding Power season

A Moment of Silence

Article

Part of Finding Power season

What Words Are Ours? (Online)

Digital Content

Part of Finding Power season

Step-Into-A-Zine

Digital Content

Part of Finding Power season

Audio: Somalinimo (till I dhimo)

Sound Installation by Amina Jama

Audio

Part of Writing Our Way Home season

Somalinimo (till I dhimo)

Reading list curated by Amina Jama and The Reading Agency

Reading List

Part of Writing Our Way Home season

Writing Our Way Home: Installation

Installation by RESOLVE Collective

Part of Writing Our Way Home season

Somalinimo (till I dhimo)

Installation by Amina Jama

Part of Writing Our Way Home season

Letters Home

Free writing desk by The Literary Consultancy

Part of Writing Our Way Home season

Video: All The Ways We Could Grow

A talk by Travis Alabanza

Video

Part of All The Ways We Could Grow season

A Future Without A Past

By CN Lester

Article

Part of All The Ways We Could Grow season

Reign

By Ruth Sutoyé

Podcast

Part of All The Ways We Could Grow season

Black Flamingo Salon

By Keith Jarrett

Blog

Part of All The Ways We Could Grow season

The Apocalypse Reading Room List

Curated by Ama Josephine Budge  

Reading List

Part of All The Ways We Could Grow season

The Moon Is A Meme

Video

Part of THIS IS PRIVATE season

Reading List: THIS IS PRIVATE

with The Reading Agency

Reading List

Part of THIS IS PRIVATE season