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Stardust - Post-show Conversation



Thurs 14th June 8:50 - 9:50,

Free entry (with ticket to performance of Stardust)

Yeah. Whether consumer or not, we know people, people who prepare it, who consume it, people who transport it, people who sell it, were all connected. Life is connected and what I do has an impact I might never see. And maybe, I don’t know , but maybe starting to talk is, just that, it’s a start.

Blackboard theatre are thrilled to invite you to an enriching and thought-provoking post-show conversation around the subject of coca and Cocaine; breaking stigmas, challenging stereotypes and changing narratives.

Join the creative team behind STARDUST, along with guest from Release, the International Drug Policy Consortium to share your points of view, ideas, and questions.

This is part of the company’s commitment to create spaces where audiences can actively participate, to help further the understanding of this global issue and plant a seed for change.

Guest Speakers:

Ann Fordham - Executive Director

IDCP - international Drug Policy Consortium

Ann leads on international advocacy efforts on drug policy and human rights, specifically calling for reform of laws and policies that have proven ineffective in reducing the scale of the drug market and have negatively impacted vulnerable population groups such as people who use drugs and growers of illicit crops. She represents IDPC at international events and works with policy makers and civil society partners around the world to review and shape drug control policies towards more humane, effective approaches that are based in principles of human rights and public health.

IDPC is a global network of 177 NGOs that focus on issues related to drug production, trafficking and use. IDPC promotes objective and open debate on the effectiveness, direction and content of drug policies at the national and international level, and supports evidence-based policies that are effective at reducing drug-related harm.


Daniel Williams - Drugs Researcher


Dan joined the drugs team at Release in the summer of 2011. He is currently researching for the Release website and Expert Witness Team. Dan has a legal background, having attained a Diploma in Law and currently completing his LLB. He has a long history of political interest and activism and is passionate about all human rights and social justice issues.

Release is the national centre of expertise on drugs and drugs law. The organisation, founded in 1967, is an independent and registered charity.

Through our services the team provides free non-judgmental, specialist advice and information to the public and professionals on issues related to drug use and to drug laws. Release believes in a just and fair society where drug policies should reduce the harms associated with drugs, and where those who use drugs are treated based on principles of human rights, dignity and equality.



Special Thanks to Angelica Quintero who built the networks that have made this event possible.

Earlier Event: 12 June
Stardust - A leaf, A line, A life
Later Event: 16 June
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