Truth to Power Cafe
Devised and hosted by Jeremy Goldstein
Verse by Henry Woolf
Director Jen Heyes
Photography Sarah Hickson
Banner design by Ed Hall
Music by David Bowie recorded by Sven Ratzke
‘The revolutionary potential of theatre at its best and most direct’ The Guardian
‘Truth to Power Café’ continues its exploration into the power of free speech, and political activism as Bradford and Doncaster participants of all ages, beliefs, and backgrounds have five minutes to speak truth to power before a live audience and respond to the question: ‘Who has power over you and what do you want to say to them?’
Speaking truth to power has its origins in anti-war pacifism, but in this era of post-truth and fake-news is widely accepted to mean saying something to those in authority or position of trust who don’t want to hear. Is it to your parents, a sibling, a politician, lover, landlord, neighbour, religious leader, boss, banker or simply your best friend? It’s time to tell them the truth before it’s too late.
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'Truth to Power Café' tells it like it is. Take part, I did. Or just turn up for inspiration and empowerment’. Peter Tatchell, International Human Rights Activist
‘Being part of the Café was a truly empowering experience’. Phoebe Thomas Weekes, student and participant
’Truth to Power Cafe’ is a new theatre work forming part of an international art project inspired by the political and philosophical beliefs of Harold Pinter and his Hackney Gang.
Friday 9th February, 7.30pm at Theatre in the Mill, Bradford - Tickets: 01274 233200
Thursday 8th February, 7.45pm at Cast, Doncaster - Tickets: 01302 303959
In association with Index On Censorship
Based on a play by Mick Goldstein
Adapted and arranged by Jeremy Goldstein
Verse by Henry Woolf
'Spider Love' is a new play inspired by the political and philosophical beliefs of Harold Pinter and his Hackney Gang. The play, featuring childhood friend Henry Woolf, hurtles through time and space, myth and memory to celebrate the power of family and friendship and the lengths we go to preserve it.
This event preceded a work-in-progress reading of the full length play.
The Hackney Gang banner by Ed Hall
‘Spider Love’ has been developed with director Jen Heyes through workshop readings at Brisbane Powerhouse Australia, Barbican Centre and Arcola Theatre London funded by Arts Council England.
Penny Arcade: Longing Lasts Longer
Longing Lasts Longer is Edinburgh’s double award winning show from New York’s undisputed queen of the underground, which turns contemporary stand-up on its head to create a crack in the post-gentrified landscape.
Driven by her magnetic rock n’ roll energy, Arcade’s razor sharp satire is mixed live to euphoric soundscapes inspired by four decades of pop culture.
A blow against the golden age of stupidity, this is a passionate and exuberant performance anthem where you can think, laugh and dance at the same time!
6-30 August: Edinburgh Fringe Festival
2-21 November: Soho Theatre London
16 January: Joe's Pub New York
12 February-14 March: Adelaide Fringe Festival
18-20 February: Brisbane Powerhous
19 March: Spiegeltent Hobart
24 March-3 April: Arts Centre Melbourne
9 April: Araluen Arts Centre Alice Springs
15-17 April: Athenaeum Theatre Melbourne
22-23 May: Norfolk and Norwich Festival
26 May: Contact Theatre Manchester
29 May: Theatre Royal Brighton Festival
3-14 August: Soho Theatre Edinburgh
21-22 August: Mladi Levi Festival Ljubjliana
25-27 August: Noordzen Festival Groningen
12-16 September: Abbey Theatre Dublin
19-24 September: Soho Theatre London
8-9 October: Festiwal Konfrontacje Lublin
10 November: Unity Theatre Homotopia Liverpool
12 November: The Black Box Outburst Belfast
1-11 December: St Ann's Warehouse New York
16 December: LaPeg Fringearts Philadelphia
8-9 April: Freud Playhouse CAP UCLA Los Angeles
Act Up For Love: Trafalgar Square
Trafalgar Square continues to be an international site for resistance, art and politics welcoming migrants from across the globe. In a peaceful action paying tribute to the founders of the gay liberation movement and HIV activism, ACT UP London welcomed HIV+ and HIV- migrants, their friends, family and allies to a joyful protest against recent HIV-phobic rhetoric and Tory restrictions on healthcare impacting on HIV+ migrants and refugees. The new ACT UP banner by Ed Hall was also unveiled at the event. Commissioned and produced by London Artists Projects in association with The Glass if Half Full and Refugee Week.