A vibrant programme of presentations and discussions to inspire BAME artists and associates to create new, diverse operas 10.30-12.30 Aris Nadirian of London Armenian Opera and Dr Hwee-San Tan of SOAS, University of London sharing a 2-hour presentation on opera from BAME traditions. 13.00-14.00 Mehmet Ergen and Robin Norton-Hale, Artistic Directors of Arcola Theatre and OperaUpClose respectively, on directing operas with BAME narratives, moderated by Jennifer Farmer. 14.30-15.30 Seta White, Rosabella Gregory, Ziazan and Cevanne Horrocks-Hopayian on BAME women working in opera and classical music, moderated by Sophie Gilpin of SWAP’ra. 16.00-17.00 Moji Kareem, Juwon Ogungbe, Ruth Mariner and Omar Shahryar on creating opera as a political response, moderated by Jennifer Farmer. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mosaic-opera-collective-grimeborn-hive-mind-tickets-48323306310