day 1Thursday 30th

02:00 PM

Art Gallery Opening

with Johanna Ward 

Thursday pm For the duration of the festival visual art will be on display featuring our exciting Artists-in-Residence who will... Read more

02:00 PM

Open House Sessions 2-3.30pm

Thursday and Friday pm Drop in on our Open House Sessions to connect with people from a wide variety of... Read more

04:30 PM

Why doesn’t she just leave? 4.30-5.30pm

with Peter Kelley  , Pamela Zaballa  , Mouna El Ogbani  , Helen Sweeney  ,

Thursday - pm Victims of domestic violence face multiple challenges to leaving abusive relationships These struggles are often misunderstood by... Read more

06:00 PM

Arts and Activism – Tackling Sexual Assault 6-7.15pm

with Dr Red Chidgey  , Pragna Patel  , Ayaan  , Nathalie Gordon & Abigail Bergstrom  ,

Thursday - pm How can we use art and creativity to challenge social attitudes around rape and gender-based violence And... Read more

08:00 PM

Film Night 8-10.30pm

Thursday - pm nbsp An exclusive screening of thought-provoking documentary films including the BAFTA-nominated film The Unspeakable Crime Rape followed... Read more
day 2Friday 31st

02:00 PM

Open House Sessions 2-3.30pm

Thursday and Friday pm Drop in on our Open House Sessions to connect with people from a wide variety of... Read more

04:30 PM

Creating clear lines on harassment and revenge pornography 4.30-5.45pm

with Halla Gunnarsdóttir  , Georgina Calvert-Lee  ,

Friday - pm strong Creating clear lines on harassment and revenge pornography strong Join Georgina Calvert-Lee and Halla Gunnarsd ttir... Read more

06:00 PM

How can we improve media coverage of sexual assault and abuse? 6-7.30pm

with Alison Holt  , Marcus Ryder  , Radhika Sanghani  , Nathalie McDermott  , Winnie M Li  , Dr Nina Burrowes  ,

Friday - pm The media plays an important role in perpetuating certain myths and narratives around abuse which has an... Read more

08:00 PM

Theatre Night 8-10pm

with Rebecca Robinson  , Allie Costa  , Tanaka Mhishi  , Tessa Hart  , Winnie M Li  ,

Theatre Night - pm We're proud to announce the five plays which will be re-staged for our Theatre Night on... Read more
day 3Saturday 1st

10:30 AM

Courtyard

Creativity, Vulnerability and Resilience: Arts Therapy Workshop – 10.30-12.15pm

with Sejal Chad 

Saturday - pm Creativity Vulnerability and Resilience a safe open-minded and creative space for survivors of sexual abuse assault and... Read more

12:30 PM

What do we tell the kids about sexual abuse? 12.30-1.30pm

with Silke Katharina  , Nathalie McDermott  , Dr Nina Burrowes  ,

Saturday - pm Every parent needs to find a way of living with the risk of the sexual abuse of... Read more

12:30 PM

Studio annex

Pop-up photo studio with Johanna Ward

with Johanna Ward 

Saturday from onwards Sunday from pm onwards We re excited to be hosting a pop-up photo studio during Saturday and... Read more

02:00 PM

Visual Artist Q&A 2-2.30pm

with Ela Xora  , Johanna Ward  ,

Saturday - pm Visual Artist Q amp A Our Artists-in-Residence talk about their work currently on exhibition and the art... Read more

03:00 PM

Why do they do it? 3-4pm

with Dr Nina Burrowes 

Saturday - pm If there were no abusers there would be no abuse What do we know about why sex... Read more

04:30 PM

Sexual assault: The questions you’ve never had the chance to ask 4.30-6pm

with Baljit Ubhey OBE  , Jane Scotchbrook  , Dr Nina Burrowes  ,

Saturday - pm Join us for a live version of the online video series a href http ninaburrowes com sexual-abuse-the-questions-youve-never-had-the-chance-to-ask... Read more

06:30 PM

Where have all the good men gone? 6.30-7.30pm

with Alex Feis-Bryce  , James Chespy  , Chris Packe  ,

Saturday - pm Most sexual abusers are men but the vast majority of men are not sexual abusers They are... Read more

08:00 PM

Comedy Night 8-10pm

with Stuart Black  , Josie Long  , Sarah Kendall  , Tiff Stevenson  ,

Saturday - pm Curated by funnywoman Tiff Stevenson a stellar line-up of stand-up comedians tackle the issue of sexual assault... Read more
day 4Sunday 2nd

12:30 PM

Studio annex

Pop-up photo studio with Johanna Ward

with Johanna Ward 

Saturday from onwards Sunday from pm onwards We re excited to be hosting a pop-up photo studio during Saturday and... Read more

11:00 AM

Courtyard

Clear Lines Memoir Writing Workshop. 11am – 1pm

with Natasha Japanwala 

Sunday - pm Clear Lines Festival are pleased to offer this unique writing workshop for survivors and others deeply affected... Read more

12:00 PM

Studio annex

Poetry Workshop 12-2pm

with Rachel Long 

Sunday - pm Clear Lines Festival are pleased to offer this unique workshop for survivors and others deeply affected by... Read more

01:00 PM

Storytelling Sexual Abuse through Comics. 1-2pm

with Katie Green  , Maria Stoian  , Nicola Streeten  , Sarah Lightman  ,

Sunday - pm Laydeez do Comics is a unique graphic novel forum with a focus on comic works based on... Read more

02:30 PM

Do real men get raped? 2.30-3.30pm

with Ian Feis-Bryce  , Michael May  , Alex Feis-Bryce  , Dr Nina Burrowes  ,

Sunday - pm Men and boys are much more likely to be victims of sexual violence than perpetrators of sexual... Read more

04:00 PM

Bridget Christie: A Book for Her Edinburgh Preview. 4 – 5pm

with Bridget Christie 

Sunday - pm A brand new show to launch multi-award winning Bridget Christie's literary debut i A Book for Her... Read more

05:30 PM

Sexual Violence in Popular Crime Fiction: A Conversation with Killer Women. 5.30-6.30pm 

with Kate Rhodes  , Erin Kelly  ,

Sunday - pm Top crime writers a href http clearlines org uk speakers kate-rhodes Kate Rhodes a and a href... Read more

06:45 PM

Finding pleasure after pain: Sex and intimacy after sexual violence. 6.45 – 7.45pm

with Ione Wells  , Pavan Amara  , Dr Nina Burrowes  ,

Sunday - pm How can you build or reclaim your sex life after experiencing sexual violence Life after abuse can... Read more

08:00 PM

Spoken Word Night. 8-9.45pm

with Kayo Chingonyi  , Victoria-Anne Bulley  , Amaal Said  , Belinda Zhawi  , Emily Harrison  , Rachel Long  , Winnie M Li  ,

Sunday - pm Curated by Rachel Long our closing event features compere Belinda Zhawi and award-winning writers from a href... Read more