03 Dec 2015
6:30 - 8:30pm
Free Word Centre
60 Farringdon Road
London, EC1R 3GA
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A story of austerity, refugees and climate destruction. Poetry, music, and transmedia featuring commissioned films from Nnimmo Bassey and Zena Edwards. Directed by Amanda Huxtable.
‘Continent Chop Chop’ is a touring transmedia production linking narratives of climate change to the broader issues of poverty, race and social justice. Using interwoven narratives portrayed through music, poetry, and projected imagery, it will ask:
• Who controls the narrative of climate change?
• What are the connections between climate change and poverty?
• How does the wider climate of austerity and scapegoating of migrants connect with climate change?
• And why should anyone care when they don’t have enough to eat?
Drawing on diverse histories and narratives of climate justice from across the world, with music influenced by Afrobeat, experimental electronics, English Folk and deconstructed imperial and colonial anthems.
Featuring commisioned work from guest artists:
Nnimmo Bassey, a leading environmental activist who has won a number of awards and has played leading roles in Friends Of The Earth International, Oilwatch Africa and the Global South Network.
Zena Edwards, a London-based performance poet, writer and musician and creative director of Conversations: Verse in Dialog; Re-Imagining Arts In Action; The Fury Project; The Poetic Debaters.
Directed by Amanda Huxtable, and created by the Virtual Migrants collective:
Sai Murray, Aidan Jolly, Maya Chowdhry, Tracey Zengeni, Kooj Chuhan, Jaydev Mistry