LATEST NEWS: New 'Postcard from the Future' for England from Dreda Say Mitchell
We're excited to announce that Dreda Say Mitchell and her partner Tony Mason are writing the 'Postcard from the Future' for England. These will be performed at the Barbican during OpenFest:Art 50 on the 23rd February and will be shown on Sky Arts on the 29th March 2019.
'Postcards from the Future' are monologues written and performed from the perspective of 50 years from now in a post-Brexit Britain: what will the UK look like?
Dreda and Tony follow AL Kennedy and Paul McVeigh who are writing their monologues for Scotland and Northern Ireland.
We'll be announcing the final Welsh one very soon!
What is Art 50?
What will Britain look like, feel like, be like to live in, in the wake of the Brexit vote? The outcome of the Brexit referendum has stimulated a widespread debate about our national identity, with many people looking to express how they feel about our nation as we approach a future outside the EU.
50 projects funded by Sky Arts on this topic will be showcased on TV in Spring 2019.
They will also be showcased at free festivals in February at the Barbican on Saturday the 23rd February and at the Sage and Baltic on Sunday the 24th February 2019. Come along!
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You can also see the Barbican Art 50 Festival press release here: https://www.barbican.org.uk/our-story/press-room/barbican-hosts-a-day-of-free-activities-for-sky-arts-art-50-examining-british
These are the projects we are funding as part of our 50 so far. Keep checking up on this site for updates on new commissions. There are more exciting artists from around the UK to come!