Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Some Events Worth Checking Out...

Am away this Thursday, bummer as...


By Kurt Vonnegut Adapted and directed by Bill Scott. The future is an accident waiting to happen!

This will be the first UK theatre adaptation of the seminal 60's novel by Kurt Vonnegut [1922-2007]. A brilliant satire, full of bizarre but all-too-human characters, based on the ironic premise that modern science, while promising progress, is actually hastening the cataclysmic end of the world.

Cat's Cradle became an instant best-seller when it was published in 1963. After helping develop the atomic bomb, a fictional scientist (Felix Hoenikker) creates Ice Nine, a chemical that can turn water solid. Hoenikker keeps Ice Nine a closely guarded secret but, on his death, makes the big mistake of dividing the only existing sample between his three dysfunctional children. This sets in train a series of hilariously funny and improbable events, resulting in a rather low-key Armageddon!

Like Vonnegut, Miracle Theatre's adaptation of Cat's Cradle explores serious themes through laughter and is a perfect vehicle for Miracle's blend of physical theatre, comedy, film and music. Recommended age 12+.

Vonnegut is a great writer and this story of his rocks. Then next week:

Bristol Indymedia Film Night: Taking Liberties, Introduced by Bristol No2ID

Monday 1st December 2008 8pm @ Cube Cinema, Stokes Croft, Bristol. "...thoroughly enjoyable and worthwhile docu-blast against Tony Blair's insidious diminution of native British liberties..Atkins captures pungent moments of low comedy." Guardian

Taking Liberties is BAFTA nominated director Chris Atkins's film that uncovers the stories the government don't want you to hear so ridiculous you will laugh, so ultimately terrifying you will want to take action. Teenage sisters detained for 36 hours for a peaceful protest; an RAF war veteran arrested for wearing an anti-Bush and Blair T-shirt; an innocent man shot in a police raid; and a man held under house arrest for two years, after being found innocent in court. Law-abiding citizens being punished for ordinary activities, after a decade of dangerous laws have demolished the rights which we fought for over centuries. The film will be introduced by by Dave Gould of the Bristol No2ID campaign. More...

Important issue and funny film - everyone's a winner! Then...

You Have No Rights: A Talk On ‘The Terrorisation Of Dissent’

Wed 3rd December 7:30pm @The Kebele Social Centre Robertson Road, Easton, Bristol

With exerts from the film ‘Terrorizing Dissent’
and a speaker from the campaign to support RNC
protest arrestee Dave Mahoney. More...

Nuff said!

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