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NEW MODEL ISLAND (READING)  

An animated reading by Toby Jones of Alex Niven's ground-breaking manifesto about a reshaped Britain with an interactive post show talk. Newcastle based electronic folk innovator Jayne Dent will perform music from Me Lost Me

This performance will open with an additional reading of Four Models in Bright Hats Think About The Future. Written by award-winning writer and activist, Preti Taneja, this stunning provocative new text performed by four actors and a live musician responds to the vivid dream of neo-capitalist multiculturalism promised by United colours of Benneton in its 1990s ad campaigns. Plus live turntables from Mariam Rezaei.

Part of - Make Hope Possible 

A Little Weekend For Big Ideas 

Fri 1 Jul – Sun 3 Jul 

“To be truly radical is to make hope possible rather than despair convincing.”  Raymond Williams 

Over the course of one radical weekend, Live Theatre becomes a centre for new ideas about society and how it can be reshaped to make the world better, brighter and kinder. We bring together writers, thinkers and makers to explore, playfully and seriously, how we can make big changes that bring back hope to the world. 

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MAKE HOPE POSSIBLE: New Model Island (Reading)

  • Arts Council England
  • Community Foundation
  • European Regional Development Fund

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