We are launching The Workers Theatre, a co-operative venue for liberating art!
Join us for our launch party extravaganza – starting as we mean to go on with the very best of Scottish theatre, performance, spoken word and music.
Hot on the heels of Megaphone, our massivelt successful Kickstarter campaign to fund three residencies for artists of colour — https://bit.ly/megaphonescotland — this mega party will be the beginning of something exciting: entertaining, radical, and accessible art committed to the liberation of all people!
PERFORMANCE from MAMORU IRIGUCHI and REBECCA GREEN
THEATRE from GOVANHILL THEATRE
POETRY from TAWONA SITHOLE
MUSIC from BLACK DOVES
and FOOD froM TWO RIVERS KITCHEN
7pm: Doors open
Entry by donation, sliding scale, suggested £4 on an average wage
First chance to buy sparkling Workers Theatre merch, badges and tees!
Govanhill Theatre is the company based at the beautiful Govanhill Baths, and has staged over 40 plays and performances there since moving there in 2012. They are currently producing a new production of “My Name is Rachel Corrie”. www.govanhillbaths.co.uk
Black Doves are a cabaret pop band taking inspiration from new wave, synthpop, 60s pop music and glam rock. ‘Downward Spiral’ from our forthcoming album ‘An Introduction To Queer Theory’ is out now! Watch the music video here: http://tinyurl.com/gs8xksf
Mamoru Iriguchi is a multimedia performance maker who originally trained as a zoologist! He’s interested in 2D and 3D, liveness and pre-recorded-ness, gender and sexuality, fairytales and evolution theories. http://www.iriguchi.co.uk/
Rebecca Green is an artist working in spoken word, live art, painting, writing, craft and participation. She uses humour and surreality to play with love, instinct and sentiment, always with a wicked and sincere wink. http://schedulingspontaneity.tumblr.com/
Tawona Seeds OfThought grew up with the oral tradition of spoken word and music from Zimbabwe, now living in Glasgow and sharing his heritage. Using these influences, he has developed a contemporary style, through mbira, spoken word, creative writing and drama.Trying to link cultures together, he sees creative expression as a celebration, and building of positive self-esteem. http://www.scottishbooktrust.com/profile-author/16846
The Workers Theatre is a new project to create a co-operatively owned and managed theatre in Scotland. We’re launching with residencies, collaborations and pop-up events, working towards opening a new venue. Our work will be guided by our Manifesto for a Workers Theatre, and will always be run on democratic co-operative principles. http://www.workerstheatre.co.uk/
Show your enthusiasm at our Facebook event, and spread the word!