The world’s first International Day of Consent took place on 30th November 2018, as a small gathering and performance event at Theatre in the Mill in Bradford, West Yorkshire, UK.

In 2019, Irregular Arts ran the first Festival of Consent in Leeds, UK, including international artists, panel discussions, workshops, exhibitions and performances exploring consent.

For 2020 we worked with Kitty Stryker, founder of http://www.consentculture.com and editor of the book “Ask: Building Consent Culture” to create a two-week long online Festival of Consent, with events taking place in USA, UK and elsewhere, and with speakers, educators, performers and academics contributing for an audience across the globe.

2021 – We launched a brand new IDoConsent podcast series for the International Day of Consent 2021, a series of conversations to explore how we can practice consent in different spaces, places, and situations.  Guests include USA-based Betty Martin, who created the Wheel of Consent, and Kitty Stryker, co-producer of 2020 online Festival of Consent, activist and consent educator; plus a range of other experts by experience, educators, academics, citizens and artists who are passionate about consent culture. Contact Jenny Wilson if you want to get involved in presenting/producing future episodes.

We are spearheading the International Day of Consent as a campaign and umbrella for raising awareness of consent as a tool for personal and social change.

Irregular Arts is a tiny company, with no full-time staff, but with huge ideas and ambitions. We need your help to change the world.


*further links and details coming soon*

– Read and download our Consent Manifesto and the other resources on our website, and share these via social media
– Use the hashtag #IDOConsent to share the message
– Download other resources and merchandise from us to support our ongoing campaigning
– Donate to our Consent Culture campaign
– Have a conversation with someone about consent, what it means to you, what it means to them, and how we can all live more consensually

We want to build and grow this movement to create a culture of consent globally, to replace a culture of entitlement.

Watch this space for further information or contact us for more details about how you can get involved.

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