Friday 24th August - COoL Creates: Building Blocks to Freedom
Building Blocks to Freedom responds to recent national and international political, social and cultural developments around issues of Brexit/The EU, migration, race, inclusion/exclusion, diversity, and nationalism. While Trump talks of building walls and with Theresa May’s ‘hostile environment’, borders are back on the international agenda. Building Blocks to Freedom will explore messages of togetherness, hope and inclusivity by building stories and experiences around the thoughts, ideas and hopes of our communities for the society and identity they wish to build for themselves and each other. Building Blocks to Freedom Wall was funded by the Festival Enhancement Fund.
Tmesis Theatre will appear at the ‘wall’ in pop up protest performances. Using their trademark physical style, they will explore the freedom of movement, the walls that divide us and the chase of the ‘orange monster’. Tmesis Theatre based in Liverpool
create, develop and share physical theatre through performance, participation and an International physical theatre festival, Physical Fest.
Luma Creations brings together the diversity of Latin American rhythms & dance forms, to present a vibrant performance connecting the cultures of Latin America to the backdrop of the Chilean Song Movement of the 70s, which has been the
backdrop to many struggles for freedom across the world. Luma Creations (One Latin Culture) is the leading Latin American Cultural Organisaton in the North.
Writing on the Wall is a writing and literature organisation hosting Liverpool’s longest running and nationally acclaimed literature festival since 2000. Throughout the year, WoW’s writing development programme nurtures new and aspiring novelists, poets and spoken word artists. World reknown poetic consciousness raiser and Urban Griot Levi Tafari will perform from his innovative and diverse body of work, joined by WoW’s exciting young writers from projects including The Last Word and Rap Vs Rhyme.
This event is part of 'Cool Creates', collaborative projects led by Liverpool’s COoL, a collective of 32 key arts organisations based in the Liverpool City Region.