The Threepenny Festival Association, Virtual Migrants, Rainbow Collective, Voices That Shake!, with the London Mining Network and War On Want created an artist led intervention in the protest outside the BHP-Billiton Annual General Meeting in London on October 19th. A map representing villages displaced by the Cerrejón open cast mine was created and rolled out in front of the entrance to the conference hall, leaving shareholders with the choice of confronting or dodging their complicity. The film was made alongside this process, documenting the struggle of the WaYúu people, and calling for action.
CONTINENT CHOP CHOP
austerity, refugees and climate destruction: a story told through music, poetry, transmedia and spoken word
With performances currently touring from October-December 2015 in Manchester, London, Liverpool, Huddersfield, Leeds and Leicester. Tour dates and tickets
Climate justice stories from across the world weaved together via Afrobeat influences, experimental electronics, English Folk and deconstructed imperial anthems.
Continent Chop Chop asks: What are the connections between climate change and poverty? How does the wider climate of austerity and scapegoating of migrants connect with climate change? And why should anyone care when they don’t have enough to eat?
A performance project by the Virtual Migrants collective.
Devised and led by Sai Murray (writer, performer), Aidan Jolly (musician, composer) and Maya Chowdhry (transmedia artist). Supporting artists: Tracey Zengeni (vocals, performer), Jaydev Mistry (musician, digital soundscapes), Kooj Chuhan (video artist), Mazaher Rafshajani (photography and video).
Directed by Amanda Huxtable.
Full details of Continent Chop Chop climate justice performance at: www.virtualmigrants.net/
LIST OF PERFORMANCES IN 2015:
Ticket prices and ticketing details here
Saturday 31st October, 7.30pm
Kirklees Media Centre, Huddersfield http://www.the-media-centre.
Saturday 7th November, 6 – 8pm
Highfields Centre, Leicester http://www.highfieldscentre.
Tuesday 10th November 6pm (excerpt as part of ‘Dance The Guns To Silence’)
Rich Mix, London http://www.richmix.org.uk/
Sunday 15th November, 3 – 5pm
The Lantern, Liverpool http://www.
Friday 20th November, 7.30pm
Seven Arts, Leeds http://www.sevenleeds.co.uk/
Thursday 3rd December, 6.30pm
Free Word Centre, London www.freewordcentre.com
Full details of the performances and online videos at www.virtualmigrants.net/
Information on our participatory workshops to be announced soon.