Registration with Refreshments
Inna Shevchenko, FEMEN Leader: "Gods vs Girls: Is Religion Compatible with Feminism?"
Chair: Annie Laurie Gaylor, Co-President of the Freedom From Religion Foundation
Ani Zonneveld, Founder and President of Muslims for Progressive Values
Djemila Benhabib, Author and Activist
Halima Begum, Ex-Muslim Activist and Blogger
Rahila Gupta, Journalist and Activist
Sadia Sadia, Installation Artist
Yasmin Rehman, Women’s Rights Campaigner
CHAIR: Hassan Radwan, Agnostic Muslim Khutbahs blog
Gita Sahgal, Director of Centre for Secular Space
Gona Saed, Co-Founder of Kurdistan Secular Centre
Kenan Malik, Author and Broadcaster
Peter Tatchell, Human Rights Campaigner
Salil Tripathi , Writer and Journalist
Zineb El Rhazoui, Moroccan-born Writer
CHAIR: Dan Barker, Co-President of the Freedom From Religion Foundation
Armin Navabi, Founder of Atheist Republic
Asher Fainman, President of Goldsmiths University Atheist Society
Cemal Knudsen Yucel, Co-Founder and Chair of Ex-Muslims of Norway
Jimmy Bangash, LGBT Ex-Muslim Activist
Mohammad AlKhadra, Founder of Jordanian Atheists Group
Noura Embabi, Muslim-ish President
CHAIR: Sarah Peace, Nigerian Artist and Director of Fireproof Library
Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti, Award-winning Playwright
Kate Smurthwaite, Comedian
Nadia El Fani, Tunisian Filmmaker
Shelley Segal, Singer/Songwriter
Victoria Gugenheim, Award-winning Body Artist
Zineb El Rhazoui, Moroccan-born Writer: "Destroying Islamic Fascism"
Closing of Conference: Freethinkers' Declaration
With Singer/Songwriter Shelley Segal, London Humanist Choir and Magicians Damon Conlan and Neil Edwards.
20:15 Magic with Damon Conlan and Neil Edwards
21:30 London Humanist Choir
21:40 Awards Ceremony
22:00 Messages of Solidarity
22:10 Music with Shelley Segal
The award-winning bodypainter Victoria Gugenheim will do a bodypainting of the Council of Ex-Muslims logo in an historic public display.
Participants will be painted as the logo of Council of Ex-Muslims and photographed from above. The public are welcome to join in.
Do I have to be nude?
No. Flesh coloured underwear can be worn; plain, beige coloured, brown or black bras can also be painted over.
Will I get cold?
The weather should be good, but bring a warm dressing gown!
Will the paint stain?
Although we recommend not wearing anything crisp new and white, no. The paint comes off in the shower with shower gel, and off of clothes with normal biological washing powder or capsules.
How long will it take?
From 14:00-20:00 hours, and painting groups of people will be done in stages, with multiple groups. If you're later, you'll be in group 2 or 3 for example, and not group 1.