An invitation to…Survival Tales
a performance and workshop by Eirlys Rhiannon, local folk singer & musician, community gardener and top cook, active in Bristol this last decade (and sadly soon to leave these shores for a while).
Two Bristol Shows:
Wednesday 21 July 2010, 7pm, at Easton Community Centre, Kilburn Street, Easton, Bristol BS5
Thursday 22 July 2010, 7pm, at Kebele Kulture Project, 14 Robertson Road, Easton, Bristol BS5
The event starts sharply at 7.30pm both nights.Tickets £5/donation (no-one turned away for lack of funds).
Donations from ticket sales of the Bristol shows will be going to Bristol Radical History, Bristol Anarchist Bookfair, Easton Community Allotment, Eastside Roots, Kebele, and Royate Hill Community Allotment
Each event has two parts. A performance featuring personal stories and songs, then a short workshop about how we make our survival stories.
To survive in this world, we each create stories.
Our stories affect people around us, and
in turn we get affected by the stories we hear and see every day.
But there’s a new, and old, challenge looming:
to realise that ‘how we live’ is also ‘how we kill’.
This challenge is phenomenally frightening.
To protect ourselves, we create safe stories:
‘the scientists are lying’, ‘the government will sort it out’, ‘this product will help’.
But the challenge remains.
We need to decide how we live, but how do we make decisions?
Is this version of democracy the best we can do?
Who’s in charge? Can we trust any of our solutions?
Can we learn anything from history?
And does anyone have a super-hero cape in my size?
How do we tell the noose and the lifebelt apart?
Survival Tales is a series of small, intimate performance events, designed to take place in unusual venues, including living rooms, community gardens and social centres. More info here.