Dates and Times
Sat 17 Sep at From 5.30pm
Part of our Autumn 2016 season. Three months on: a day of talks and performances to help you map the post-Brexit landscape.
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In June, Britain shocked the world – and at least 48% of its residents – by voting to leave the EU. The country was propelled into one of the biggest crises for decades, the fall-out from which may last for years. So where does the Brexit vote leave us? What now for Remain supporters? What new relationships with Europe – and with our own European-ness – might evolve?
Following on from our Before the Referendum event in the spring, CPT again partners with the European Theatre Research Network (University of Kent), the Inside/Outside Europe Research Network (University of Winchester) and Birkbeck Centre for Contemporary Theatre, to bring you a one-day festival exploring European identity. Featuring specially commissioned new performances from artists including Pablo Pakula, Jesse Fox and Ben Hadley – plus talks, discussions and provocations – After the Referendum is the place to be as the struggle to define post-Brexit Britain begins.
Programme of events for evening ticket
5.30pm – No More These Sounds by Pablo Pakula (30mins – full info below)
6.15pm – Talk #2: Reflecting on the referendum (90mins approx – full info below)
8pm – Migrant Classics by Dominic Glynn (30mins – full info below)
No More These Sounds by Pablo Pakula
No More These Sounds is a live art piece that is both proud of and appalled by Europe. It wrestles with itself in a troubled exorcism; going from the absurdly celebratory to the abjectly apotheosic, in a search for communal redemption. Whilst undermining everything that is official, bureaucratic, and centred on the politico-economic establishment; it hangs on the to the belief in a European dream, where its people are at its centre. Letting conflicting compositions around Beethoven’s theme clash with one another, it rejects the aseptic and official harmony, embracing the noisy richness of cacophony. No More These Sounds dares us to make the tune our own, and imagine new melodies.
Talk #2: Reflecting on the Referendum
Join After the Referendum’s contributing artists to discuss their shows and the questions they raise about Europe, Europeanness, culture and politics.
Migrant Classics by Dominic Glynn
Migrant Classics is a participative performance that playfully questions our relationship to cultural heritage. With the help of the audience, the performers splice together Goethe and brochures for Thomas Cook package holidays, consider the nature of archive and conservation practices, as well as the relationship between literature and national discourses, representations and stereotypes.