7pm. £30 (including a Belarusian feast home cooked to our family recipes and complimentary wine). This event is now sold out.
Join us for the next Kitchen Revolution supper club – an intimate evening of dinner, debate and dissent, curated by Belarus Free Theatre.
Kitchen Revolution is a series of evenings that combine supper and secrecy, all served with a dash of sedition. Guests will enjoy a feast of home-cooked Soviet food and wine accompanying a lively discussion on the theme of climate and environment.
In the dark days of the Soviet Union, dissidents and intellectuals would gather in each other’s homes to talk, argue and dream about one thing – freedom. These whispered conversations, which would have been deemed treasonous if held in public, ultimately coalesced into actions which helped overthrow the repressive Soviet system. This was nicknamed the ‘kitchen revolution’.
Decades later and a world away, Britain’s hard-won freedoms are being eroded, as too many of us sink into political apathy, and a stultifying conservatism envelops the creative arts. It’s time for a new and more public kitchen revolution, time to turn up the volume on the kitchen table whispers of the past, and to encourage everyone to consider how artists should respond when democracy comes under threat.
Provocateurs on the night
The two provocateurs are: journalist and film-maker Leah Borromeo and advocate and artist Suzanne Dhaliwal. The theme for the evening is The fight against climate change: top down or bottom up and is chaired by Judith Knight, Director of Artsadmin, and Natalia Kaliada, co-founder and Artistic Director of Belarus Free Theatre.
“As the number of climate migrants around the world increases, it's clear that human rights are environmental rights. You cannot be ethical without considering the rights of people and the planet we live on. Kitchen Revolution seeks to agitate, provoke and catalyse the thoughts and actions of individuals to have a greater effect on the collective. We have damaged the planet past the point of recovery and it seems to me the question should be about how the human race chooses to die – kindly and with dignity, or choking in the acrid smoke of cruelty and suffering.”
– Leah Borromeo
– Suzanne Dhaliwal
Part of Season for Change, a UK-wide programme of cultural responses celebrating the environment and inspiring urgent action on climate change.
Date and time
25 October 2018
This is now a past event.
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