Here’s a more detailed version of the upcoming events at Leeds Plan C (more details on Plan C at the end of this posting):
On Monday October 20th 7pm, The Tetley, Hunslet Road, Leeds, LS10 1JQ
Leeds Plan C host the book launch of “Futures”, the debut novel by John Barker.
The launch will feature a discussion between the author and Alice Nutter on the role that political fiction can play in political change.
John Barker was born in London in 1948. In 1969, along with six others he ripped up his Cambridge University finals papers as part of a campaign against education as a system of exclusion. In 1972 he was convicted with three others of conspiring to cause explosions in what was called the Angry Brigade trial. He served a ten-year prison sentence. He worked as a dustman and welder before being implicated in a conspiracy to import cannabis in 1986. In 1990 he was finally arrested and served a five-year sentence. Since then he has worked constantly as writer and book indexer.
Alice Nutter is a scriptwriter for TV and theatre; she was previously in the pop band Chumbawamba.
On Tuesday 28th October 7.30pm – The Tetley, Hunslet Road, Leeds, LS10 1JQ
Ten Minute Tubthump: Can the arts help change the world?
What role can culture play in changing the world for the better? Should the arts be a key arena for political struggle? Whose culture gets funded and whose doesn’t? Leeds Plan C host a short provocative talk by Rod Dixon, Director of Red Ladder Theatre company followed by informal discussion, drinks and general plotting and planning on how we can actually change this world.
Red Ladder Theatre Company was founded in 1968 and is one of Britain’s leading national touring companies. It not onlycreates theatre about and around human struggle but also brings it to communities normally bypassed by the arts. In 2014 it suffered a 100% cut in its funding from the Arts Council. Coincidentally at the same time Opera North received an increase in their Arts Council funding to £31,150,000, which is 30.5% of all the arts funding in Yorkshire, more than “all the organisations in Sheffield, York, Bradford, Hull, Kirklees, Doncaster and Barnsley combined”
On Saturday November 8th – Leeds University Union, University of Leeds
The A, B, & C of Crisis
A workshop organised by Leeds Plan C at the Leeds Summat event http://www.leedsforchange.org.uk/
On Sunday November 9th 2pm – Wharf Chambers Wharf Street, Leeds
Plan Cinema – Office Space
The first in a series of three films about work. Mike Judge’s classic film about the indignities of office work and modern management. Three company workers who hate their jobs and decide to rebel against their greedy boss.
On Sunday December 7th 3.30pm – Wharf Chambers Wharf Street, Leeds
Plan Cinema – The Boss of it All
The second in a series of three films about work. Lar’s Von Trier nails the slipperiness of modern power structures. For years, the owner of a company has pretended that the real boss lives in America and communicates with the staff only by e-mail. That way, all the unpopular decisions can be attributed to the absentee manager, while all the popular ones to him directly. This all comes unstuck when a prospective buyer demands to meet the boss of it all.
On Sunday January 11th 2015 – Plan Cinema – Coming for a Visit (Wharf Chambers)
For up-to-date information, check the Plan C Facebook page website which is usually kept up to date:
Plan C’s website, which has a lot more information, is here