Friday, October 17, 2008

Apples & Snakes and British Council presents SPEECHLESS

Thursday, 30 October
Purcell Room, Southbank Centre

How free is free speech? Are there things that just can't be said? Enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is the right to freedom of opinion and expression ­ but what does this mean in an age of anxiety and mistrust? Speechless brings together new poetry from five amazing writers from across South East Asia and four brilliant UK-based poets on the theme of freedom of expression in a unique new multi-lingual spoken word show. Incorporating different perspectives and experiences from Vietnam to Ireland and sexuality to slavery, Speechless will be a night that stimulates brain-tingling debate, covering issues that define our existence. The performance features: Priya K (Malaysia), Siege Malvar (Philippines), Liu Liang Yen (Taiwan), Da Thao Phuong (Vietnam) and UK artists Francesca Beard, Aoife Mannix and Jacob Sam-La Rose.
An Apples & Snakes and British Council production in association with English PEN Bookings: 0871 663 2500 /

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