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Clear Lines: a festival exploring sexual assault and consent is coming to London

Isabelle Aron

Last month, a group of women started a crowdfunding campaign to put on a festival called Clear Lines, which they hope will encourage people to talk openly about sexual assault and consent. The organisers smashed their original target of £3,500 and ended up raising a whopping £7,220, which means the festival is now definitely going ahead. With the extra funds they've raised, the organisers are planning to film events from the festival so that anyone who can't make it down this weekend can watch the videos online.

The varied programme includes panel discussions, workshops, plays, film screenings and a night of live comedy headlined by Josie Long. They'll also be hosting open house sessions throughout the weekend, where you can grab a coffee and chat with the organisers as well as people from charities and support agencies including Hestia, Sisters Uncut and the Survivors Knitwork.

Clear Lines is on from July 30 - August 2 at I'klectik, Old Paradise Yard, 20 Carlisle Lane, SE1 7LG.

Find out more about the festival here.

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