Breaking News is a supportive current affairs reading group in which we meet to break out of our bubbles and overcome news fatigue in a friendly and inclusive environment and with a spirit of shared curiosity. At each meeting, we explore a range of viewpoints and sources to empower us as active readers and citizens.
I started Breaking News out of a feeling that the prevailing media discourse didn’t represent the way I wanted to engage in current affairs.
I wanted to get outside of my ‘bubble’, and encounter other viewpoints with curiosity, rather than the knee-jerk retreats into entrenched positions that can leave us feeling divided, disempowered and overwhelmed.
I wanted to help create a respectful but inquisitive environment to share the experience of staying up to date with the news in an empowering, communal way.
All are welcome to join the events and we ensure a friendly, inclusive and safe space for discussions.
Breaking News ran monthly during the autumn of 2018 and spring of 2019 with the support of the Norwich Millennium Library. The group now runs occasionally.
Details of upcoming events will be listed here and on Eventbrite. If you’d like to find out more, please email breakingnewsnorwich [at] gmail [dot] com or by use this contact form.
The Breaking News artwork is used courtesy of (c) Freya Gallagher-Jones, 2018.