Oh God! Not Another One? | Free Word

9 June 2020
16:00 - 18:00

Presented by:
Selina Thompson

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An online Kitchen Table Workshop with Selina Thompson re-learning how we do democracy


Oh God! Not Another One? is a utopic session for dreamers, doers and people who think ‘there’s too much politics’. Come take your seat at the kitchen table with Selina Thompson and reclaim some of the hours lost to democracy when Boris Johnson prorogued Parliament in 2019.

Can we do politics better than those who claim to do it for us?  Can we reach consensus? Will we change the world… or make just as much of a mess of it?

Together, we’ll reflect on the current state of democracy and then imagine new approaches and solutions and  come up with plans for actioning them.

 

Front image of Selina Thompson: Jana Rumley

9 June 2020
16:00 - 18:00
£2-6

Selina Thompson

BIOS

Selina Thompson

Writer and Artist

Selina is a writer and artist whose work has been shown and praised internationally. Her practice is intimate, political and participatory with a strong emphasis on public engagement, which leads to provocative and highly visual work that seeks to connect with those historically excluded by the arts. Selina’s work is currently focused on the politics of marginalisation, and how this comes to define our bodies, relationships and environments. She has made work for pubs, hairdressers, toilets, and sometimes even galleries and theatres, including BBC Radio, the National Theatre Studio and The National Theatre of Scotland as well as theatres across the UK, Europe, Brazil, North America and Australia. Selina has been described as ‘a force of nature’ (The Stage) and ‘an inspiration’ (The Independent). She was featured in The Stage 100 Most Influential Leaders 2018, and awarded the Forced Entertainment Award in 2019.

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