For one night only Philosophy Football Christmas Party feat Bridget Christie
For One Night Only! The Philosophy Football Christmas Party with Bridget Christie vs Scrooge
The season of not much peace and precious little goodwill also provides us with a radical counter-narrative to the consumerist bonanza that Christmas has become. What Christmas would be complete without Dickens’ A Christmas Carol? And who is the villain of the piece? A mean-spirited employer whose name has become synonymous with all that is rotten in a low-wage economy clampdown.
So the celebrated organisers of a good night out, aka Philosophy Football, have teamed up with the Peoples Assembly and the RMT supported by the FBU for a huge Scroogeonomics Christmas Party on Saturday 19 December at east London arts venue Rich Mix.
A seasonal Saturday night out with a headlining stand-up set of razor-sharp wit from Bridget Christie, preceded by an in-conversation with Guardian columnist Zoe Williams. Plus sparkling spoken word from poet Salena Godden.
Closing the show originators of socialist r'n’b Thee Faction will be playing anthems to dance, or march to, with South Coast Ska legends The Meow Meows in hot musical pursuit. If that lot doesn't get our audience laughing and dancing then some ghostly Christmas spirits will have to be called upon to sort out a sense of humour and some dancing shoes for Santa to pack when he makes it down the chimney.
The night won’t be short of ideas either. Opened by the renowned writer on inequality, Danny Dorling, an international discussion on austerity and its discontents with Marina Prentoulis of Syriza with NUS vice-president Shelly Asquith, Fire Brigades Union General Secretary Matt Wrack and RMT Senior Assistant General Secretary Steve Hedley.
Conscious of the enduring popularity of A Christmas Carol and its essentially radical narrative, new work has been commisioned by artists keenly involved in the anti-austerity movement, to reinterpret the story as a tale of their generation. Photographer Jess Hurd, poet Matt Abbott and musician Nia will be launching this work on the evening.
Saturday 19 December, doors open 6.00pm, show starts 7.00pm at the superb Rich Mix Arts Venue in east London. Tickets just £9.99, with discounts on group tickets. From Philosophy Football
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