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TRUTH TO POWER CAFÉ

Created and hosted by Jeremy Goldstein
Verse by Henry Woolf
Directed by Jen Heyes
Photography by Sarah Hickson
Banners by Ed Hall
Music by David Bowie arranged by Sven Ratzke

"Speaking truth to power: This is the rebirth of political theatre"
Guardian

In 2018, we begin a unique international exploration into the power of free speech, and political activism as participants of all ages, beliefs and backgrounds have five minutes to speak truth to power before a live audience.  

Speaking truth to power has its origins in anti-war pacifism, but in this era of post-truth and fake-news, it is widely accepted to mean saying something to those in authority or position of trust who don’t want to hear.  Is it to your parents, a sibling, politician, lover, landlord, neighbour, religious leader, boss, banker, carer, trainer or simply your best friend?  It’s time to tell them the truth before it’s too late.

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"Truth to Power Café tells it like it is. Entertaining, engrossing and informative. Take part. I did. Or just turn up for inspiration and empowerment."  
Peter Tatchell, International Human Rights Activist

Truth to Power Café is a London Artists Projects production developed with Soho Theatre and the Harold Pinter Archive at the British Library, London; Theatre in the Mill, Bradford; Cast, Doncaster; Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games; and Leeuwarden-Friesland European Capital of Culture in The Netherlands.

Presented in association with Index on Censorship and supported by Arts Council England and British Council Artists’ International Development Fund.

Thanks to Ash Kotak.