Virtual Migrants presents: Continent Chop Chop
7th November, 6-8pm, Highfields Centre, 96 Melbourne Road, Leicester, Leicester LE2 0DS
Presented as part of Platforma Festival.
A story of austerity, refugees and climate destruction told through poetry, music, and transmedia.
For this event, there will be help with transport to the City Centre after the performance for those who need it.
Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) £8
Destitute, seeking asylum etc Free
Climate justice stories from across the world woven together via Afrobeat influences, experimental electronics, English Folk and deconstructed imperial anthems.
Continent Chop Chop asks: What are the connections between climate change and poverty? How does the wider climate of austerity and scapegoating of migrants connect with climate change? And why should anyone care when they don’t have enough to eat?
Featuring commissioned films from Nnimmo Bassey and Zena Edwards. Directed by Amanda Huxtable, and created by the Virtual Migrants collective (Sai Murray, Aidan Jolly, Maya Chowdhry, Tracey Zengeni, Kooj Chuhan, Jaydev Mistry).
Funders: Arts Council England, The Lipman-Miliband Trust (Irene Bruegel Fund), The Barry Amiel and Norman Melburn Trust, The Edge Fund, Platforma Arts and Refugees Network, Collective Encounters, Manchester University, Platform
Leicester workshop and venue partner: Highfields Community Association