Truth to Power Cafe
Devised and hosted by Jeremy Goldstein
Verse by Henry Woolf
Directed by Jen Heyes
Photography by Sarah Hickson
Banner design by Ed Hall
Music by David Bowie recorded by Sven Ratzke
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In 2018 ‘Truth to Power Café’ continues its exploration into the power of free speech, and political activism as participants of all ages, beliefs, and backgrounds have up to five minutes to respond to the question: ‘Who has power over you and what do you want to say to them?’ before a live audience.
Speaking truth to power has its origins in the anti-war movement, but in this era of post-truth, alternative fact and fake-news is widely accepted to mean saying something to those in authority or position of trust who don’t want to hear it.
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.
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.
'Spider Love' was read as a work-in-progress at the British Library in October 2017. The event included a pre-show in-conversation between Henry Woolf and Pinter's biographer and theatre critic Michael Billington.
‘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.
Longing Lasts Longer
Created by Penny Arcade and Steve Zehentner
"It's a revelation that calls for a revolution" Adelaide Advertiser
"A unique voice capturing the zeitgeist of a cultural genocide" Stage
"Vital, dangerous, hilarious and a wake up call" Attitude
Fresh from her Lincoln Center debut Penny Arcade's 'Longing Lasts Longer' is Edinburgh’s double award winning show and global smash hit from New York’s undisputed queen of the underground.
Penny Arcade 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, 'Longing Lasts Longer' is a passionate and exuberant performance anthem where you can think, laugh and dance at the same time!
Since our world premiere at Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2016, 'Longing Lasts Longer' has clocked up nearly 200 performances in venues all over the world including St Ann's Warehouse New York, Abbey Theatre Dublin, Brighton Festival, CAP Los Angeles, Arts Centre Melbourne, Noordzen Festival Groningen and Araluen Arts Centre Alice Springs.
'Longing Lasts Longer' continues to tour internationally.
For future dates visit pennyarcade.tv
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 HIV-phobic rhetoric and Tory restrictions on healthcare impacting on HIV+ migrants and refugees. The ACT UP banner by Ed Hall was unveiled at the event.
Commissioned and produced by London Artists Projects in association with The Glass if Half Full and Refugee Week.