Hidden Civil War LAUNCH EVENT

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Hidden Civil War LAUNCH EVENT

We celebrated the launch of the exhibition and programme of events for Hidden Civil War with live performances from Richard DeDomenici, Dawn Bothwell and Ditte Elly.

Richard DeDomenici was armed with free balloons printed with a series of revolutionary and subversive slogans.

Dawn Bothwell performed altered electronic torch songs as Pentecostal Party, her voice and electronics took the audience down unexplored avenues littered with hypnotic diversions and long moments of delirium.

Ditte Elly’s vocal performance explored the craft of song and story-telling, with an aim to question the relevance of ‘folk’ traditions in the modern age and how they can be used to engage in political ideas.

Read the full Hidden Civil War programme here:

 

Hidden Civil War was a month long programme of events and exhibitions across Newcastle upon Tyne that exposed, collated and presented evidence of a Hidden Civil War in Britain today.  Hidden Civil War, a collaborative project, commissioned by The NewBridge Project and developed in partnership with East St Arts, Hands on Film Lab, Metal, Paper Rhino, Mark Donne, Taryn Edmonds, Chris Erskine, Julia Heslop, Beth Ramsay, Julie Tomlin, Vicky Ward and Aisha Zia. Hidden Civil War was delivered with the support of partner venues; Cobalt Studios, Tyne Theatre, Summerhill Bowling Club and The Cumberland Arms. Accompanying publication, The Precariat is produced by Paper Rhino.

 

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