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ENDED: Hungry Nation- The Foodbank Show

Hungry Nation -The Foodbank Show (Working Title)

 

Wiltshire Creative and Strike A Light are working on a new touring show about food banks, food poverty and stories of the 10,000’s of people who regularly use foodbanks in the UK.

 

Here are some things which alarm us:

More people than ever are living in poverty and rely on food banks – which, though vital, are only a temporary fix Another huge impact of food poverty is loneliness and isolation as food is a way of bringing people together, and shared meal times are rarely possible

There is a rise in global corporations who control the import of food, affecting people on a local level We cook less, eat more, waste more

Thousands of people are starving yet there is an obesity epidemic

We drive miles out of town to big industrial units to fill our trollies full of plastic wrapped food from hundreds of miles away which we take home load into massive chilled units, and by the end of the week we’ve thrown 50% of it away… …and on and on and on- we could rant forever.

 

We want to make a show where food is at the centre, where we eat rice and tinned tomatoes together and work out how we move forward in a hungry world. We want to have fun. We don’t want to make something worthy or depressing. We want there to be songs. And music. And stories inspired by real people. We want to know more about UK food poverty and those who are affected. We want to ask big questions. We want to do something.

 

We are starting an early Research and Development process in November 2018 and we are looking for an exceptional creative team to join us.

 

The Details:

1 week R and D at Hawkwood College 5-9 November 2018.

 

We are looking for:

– Writer

– 3 x Performers

– Musical Director

– Researcher

 

We are particularly interested in working with creatives from diverse backgrounds and who may bring some lived experience to the work.

For more information about the project please contact Sarah Blowers: hello@strikealightfestival.org.uk