We’re super excited to officially announce that we, as our production group North Star, are creating a new theatrical event based on the stories we’ve collected for Love Letters to the Home Office, and we will be part of the “Taking a Stand” season at the Battersea Arts Centre in London, just before the 2015 General Elections, with performances on April 30 and May 1, 2015
Creating this event, now, gives us a very real opportunity to share the impact of the 2012 Family Migration Rules with a wider audience than the book has reached so far: a very politicised audience, whose own voices can make an impact on the decisions being made at a Governmental level about this issue, right now, so that no more women are giving birth on their own, and so that no more families are separated for no reason other than their income.
The script (written by our Katharine) features at least something from every story in the book, interspersed with information about the 2012 Rules and newly created responses from a team of contributing performers, poets, musicians and collaborators, and explores the real impact of the UK’s immigration policies and media-fuelled public opinion.
We’ll shortly be launching a crowdfunding campaign to help offset some of the production costs, but the tickets for the show itself will be Pay-What-You-Can to ensure the show is as accessible to as many people as possible. You can book as many of them as you want for as little as £1 each.
More information and booking details are on the BAC website now.
Please spread the word and we hope to see you there!