Very pleased to be asked to open this event with my commissioned “Review of the Year” – 2015 in photos.
SATURDAY 19th DECEMBER A SEASONAL NIGHT OUT AGAINST AUSTERITY WITH BRIDGET CHRISTIE
A Philosophy Football Seasonal Night Out Against Austerity In association with the RMT, supported by the Fire Brigades Union and in partnershp with the People’s Assembly and New Weather Institute. An evening of comedy, ideas, live music and poetry to revisit the meaning of Dickens’s Scrooge in the cause of an economics for the many not the few.
A headlining stand-up set of razor-sharp wit from Bridget Christie preceded by an in-conversation with Guardian columnist Zoe Williams. Plus sparkling spoken word from poet Salena Godden. And closing the show Thee Faction playing anthems to dance, or march to and in hot musical pursuit South Coast Ska legends The Meow Meows. If that lot doesn’t get you laughing and dancing all we can say is, bah humbug!
We’re not short of ideas either. Opened by the renowned writer on inequality Danny Dorling an international discussion on austerity and its discontents with Marina Prentoulis of Syriza joined by NUS Vice-President Shelly Asquith one of the leading activists in the Corbyn4Leader 2015 campaign.
If thats not enough we have commissioned new work specially for the night inspired by the message of The Christmas Carol from poet Matt Abbott and musician Nia plus David Boyle reading an account of the meaning of Scrooge from his book How To Be English. Opening the show photographer Jess Hurd presents her visual review of the year. Throughout the night filling the dancefloor the Melstars Music soundsystem.
Doors open 6pm, show starts 7pm at the superb Rich Mix Arts Venue in East London.