After a postcode lottery, Selina Thompson and a ‘Kitchen Table Council’ of Leeds locals investigate politics beyond representation, thinking of solutions to today’s hot political problems. Can we reach consensus? Can we do better than the politicians who do it for us?
For Oh God! Not Another One?, Selina Thompson and the people of Leeds will be investigating politics beyond representation. Following a postcode lottery, we will bring a ‘Kitchen Table Council’ of locals together with the hot political problems of the day, to think up solutions – and action them, together. Come. Take your seat at the table as we throw a small, provocative challenge at our elected representatives in the wake of another snap election.
Will we change the world… or will the talk be all recycling bins and antisocial sound levels? A utopic project for dreamers, doers and people who think ‘there’s too much politics’.
We don’t know how to do democracy. We don’t know how to make decisions together, how to create generative compromises, [...] until we live our solutions locally, we won’t be successful at implementing a just governance system regionally, nationally or globally”Adrienne Maree Brown - Emergent Strategy
Oh God Not Another One is commissioned by 14-18 NOW, East Street Arts, Leeds International Festival and The Lowry (for WEEK 53 festival). Originally co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW: WW1 Centenary Art Commissions and The Arnolfini, supported by Jerwood Arts, by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Arts Council England and by the Department for Digital Culture Media and Sport.
This is a free unticketed event:
1 May. 14:30 – 22:30.
2 May. 11:30 – 19.30.
3 May. 12:00 – 17:00.
Each performance will run for 8 hours, but you’re free to come and go as you please. Sit on the seating around the outside and watch (a bit like the viewing gallery in the House of Commons) or participate, by taking a seat at the table in the centre (and you can leave the table whenever you like)! Ushers will answer any questions you have, and bring you up to speed if you need a quick catch up.
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