Narratives of our society, focusing on – climate change and causes


Survival Tales: a series of workshops and performances by Eirlys Rhiannon and Natasha Machin:

To survive in this world, we each create stories,
Beliefs to help us get by.
Our stories affect others around us, and vice versa.
But there’s a new – and old – challenge looming:
to realise that ‘how we live’ is also ‘how we kill’.
This challenge is phenomenally frightening.
To protect ourselves, we create safe stories:
‘the scientists are lying’, ‘the government will sort it out’,
‘this product will help’.
But the challenge remains.
We need to decide how we live – but how do we make decisions?
Is this version of democracy the best we can do?
Who’s calling the shots?  Can we really trust any of our solutions?
Can we learn anything from history?
And does anyone have a super-hero cape in my size?
We want to survive, but how do we tell
the noose and the lifebelt apart? 
Survival Tales is a series of performance events taking place in unusual venues (living rooms, community gardens, social centres).
Each event has two parts:
– a short workshop about how we make our survival stories
– a performance featuring personal stories, songs and questions 

Touring selected parts of the UK during Summer 2010.

Produced in association with Trapese Popular Education Collective


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