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17:00 - 19:15 11 February 2017
Bloomsbury Theatre Studio |
UCL Bloomsbury Theatre
15 Gordon Street | London | WC1H 0AH | United Kingdom
Urban Salon presents #Haters, a spoken-word narrative-theatre play, exploring how “gentrification” in the name of urban regeneration is changing the cultural landscape of the UK.
June 2014, London. A stab, a tweet and a social-media storm rip the sultriness of the hottest summer on record since 1976. Two young heroes, worlds apart, gravitate towards each other against the will of alluring internet chimeras. Two epic journeys set out in the storm of urban regeneration.
Inspired by real events, #Haters tells about ‘hipsters’, ‘roadmen’ and social-media chimeras digging out the real people beyond the stereotypes. It’s about opportunities, fate and values told with a good dose of self-irony and with extreme compassion for the characters involved. It’s about the housing crisis and a world that changed suddenly right before your eyes, of which you could only bear witness.
The play will be followed by a panel considering the value of performativity in discussing gentrification issues.
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