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Two Degrees: Hitch

Photo by Flora Pitrolo

8pm. Free

On the 8th of July 2009, the leaders of the eight most powerful countries in the world met for three days in the earthquake-ravaged town of L'Aquila in Italy to make plans for the future of our society and our planet.  On 27th June, I hitched a lift from Glasgow, alone, to be there too.

An intimate piece of contemporary storytelling, Kieran Hurley’s Hitch tells of the real experience of this journey, asking questions about the meaning and purpose of political protest, the limits of personal power and the possibility of change. Humorous, honest, thought-provoking, and ultimately hopeful and uplifting, Hitch is a story of global leaders, compassionate strangers, a young man, and his thumb.

Featuring music by Over the Wall.

Hitch was developed with support from The Arches.

Kieran Hurley is a writer, performer, and theatre maker who lives in Glasgow. Kieran worked for a time as director for Unheard Voices theatre group (Glasgow Homeless Network), was a founding member of the collaborative performance collective For We Are Many, and is a regular collaborator with Leeds-based PLaY theatre company.  Kieran also works regularly with So We Stand popular education collective, and is a part-time doctoral student in Theatre Studies at Glasgow University.


Date and time

16 June 2011

Please note
This is now a past event.


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