Yesterday Evening at the Amersham Arms, WEP Lewisham held a fundraiser to raise money for our Local Council election campaigns in Ladywell, Lewisham Central and Brockley.
Three brilliant comedians treated us to take their take on the world and we hugely grateful to Ada Campe for setting it up and to Rachel Creeger and New Cross’s own Thanyia Moore for appearing.
Always up for a challenge, I took the straight woman slot and introduced what our WEP Lewisham campaign is about. Here’s roughly what I said. Continue reading “WE don’t want to wait another 100 years to see Equality”
Since September 2017, Annette Corbett and I have revived the Lewisham chapter of the What Next movement. We meet the first Friday of every month at 8.30 am for an hour. What Next is all about taking actions that will place arts and culture at the centre of the community. So it seemed to us that we should play our part in the consultation about … Continue reading What Next: for the Ladywell Playtower
MOVEMENT DIRECTOR – we need to talk….
Just Jones & is a theatre company touring nationally with our base in South East London. Our shows are built with, by and for our audiences which makes them powerful, immediate, universal, poetic, a bit bonkers, very ambitious, totally collaborative. We create interactive shows about the questions that won’t leave us alone – the big stuff of the 21st century. In playful, provocative ways, we ask our audiences to help us make the show from idea to performance. We’re not experts on climate change, social justice or how to run the world. We are fascinated by what’s going on and we want to share our excitement, confusion and experiences. As we make our shows, we’re always learning about theatre-making, the theme we’re exploring and about your town, city or village.We tour because we believe that theatre is part of a conversation. Every performance in every town adds to the performance and the conversation. Along the way, we invite artists and the public to meet, swap experience and make stuff in workshops, residencies and projects. Currently we’re looking for a Movement Director interested in inclusive practice. Continue reading “Can you get us all moving? Movement Directors only need apply”
Expressing yourself in French is as much as an art as it is in Dance. And there are right and less-well accomplished ways to make your point in both. Continue reading Why does the world think Dance is less difficult than French?
Until full access to sexual and reproductive health rights is a reality for women in every nation of the UK, there will be a glaring double standard in our government’s approach. Whilst we welcome unreservedly the UK’s leadership on family planning on the world stage, it is vital that these same politicians do not abandon their commitments to uphold the human rights of women on these shores. Continue reading WEP calls out government’s double standards on sexual and reproductive health rights
CPA intend to address the issue of marriage breakdown which is costing the nation about 48billion per year and child care costs are included in this figure. We want the tax threshold to be transferable from husband to wife to make it financially viable for one parent to stay home with the children. Continue reading Maureen Martin -virtual hustings
As we head in earnest into creating We Will Be Happy Here, Just Jones & is excited about opening our process up into a new way of working. Now that we’re doing it, it is of course startlingly obvious but as a small company living in an ableist society, we hold our hands up. We haven’t yet engaged people with physical or sensory disabilities to … Continue reading Enter A Performer onto a level playing space
The geek in me loves that it’s performed in ancient greek with English subtitles. Most of us won’t understand the words but through the music in the language, you can hear the women calling us from across the centuries and cheering us on. For me, she’s telling us both that there is no time like the present and that all times are like the present – until the women change them. Continue reading Lysistrata – A break from canvassing and …. a reason to inspire us to do it.
[ezcol_1third] [/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_2third_end] Perform in The Day the Patriarchy Died – The Day the Patriarchy Died will be a scratch script-in-hand performance curated and directed by Rebecca Manson Jones, an irreverent reflection on where we are and where we could be – on, as it now transpires, the day after the election. The performance is inspired by current events and the Old Coroner’s Court where … Continue reading Brockley/Lewisham Performers Wanted
Before any of the major parties has been able to share their manifesto for the forthcoming General Election on 8th June 2017, Bob and Roberta Smith has shared his versions of an Art Party Manifesto with an invitation to make and share your own. Continue reading The Art Party Manifesto