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Feast - Four Courses and Four Radical Opinions

22nd April 2012 2:00pm

West Yorkshire Playhouse

Playhouse Square, Quarry Hill, Leeds, LS2 7UP

West Yorkshire Playhouse and Alan Lane (Slung Low) join forces and invite you to spend your Sunday in convivial company, with live music by The Wonderful Sound of the Cinema Organ, dynamic speakers and fine food.

Four Courses and Four Radical Opinions. A meal where your choices include the very best of Yorkshire's food, alongside fascinating contributions and speeches from our special guests on the theme 'What can Radical Thinking offer in today's world?'

The Speakers are:

Irving Rappaport
Irving is interested in discussing how 'We don't see things as they are, we see things as WE are.' or 'Radical Do-ers' or 'How to make peace and influence people' OR possibly all three! He might just let you, the audience decide...

Daisy Campbell
Daisy will propose that humanity is currently speciating, i.e. mutating from Homo Sapiens into Homo Universalis. This is a new type of evolution, one that requires conscious effort, not just billions of years of natural selection. Daisy will discuss the possible characteristics of the new human, and the role of narrative and performance in discovering and becoming our new story.

John Battle
John is going to be speaking for fifteen minutes on "mixing up the wrong people, localism at the base" and will tell a couple of good news stories from west Leeds on local organising and transforming actions.

Johann Hari
Johann Hari is a British journalist whose work has appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Le Monde, Le Monde Diplomatique, The Guardian, The New Republic, El Mundo, The Guardian, The Melbourne Age, the Sydney Morning Herald, South Africa's Star, The Irish Times, and a wide range of other international newspapers and magazines.

Alan Lane (Curator)
Alan is curator, and host for Feast. He was resident Director at West Yorkshire Playhouse in 2005-2006, where he also directed The Count of Monte Cristo in 2010.  Alan co-curated the first Transform  season with Kully Thiarai last year.

Featuring music by the Wonderful Sound of the Cinema Organ.

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