366 Days of Kindness at Penrith Old Fire Station

Forwarded email from Eden Arts, 20th March at the Old Fire Station, Penrith
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Next up at the Old Fire Station  |  366 Days of KindnessSome fab performance and an artists conversation event (see below). And a Bar. And MusicWe’re extremely pleased to be bringing the White Rabbit/Birmingham Rep show 366 Days of Kindness to Penrith on 20 March.366 Days Of Kindness is written and performed by Bernadette Russell and Gareth Brierley of White Rabbit, and was created in response to the riots of August 2011, after which Artistic Director Bernadette committed to be kind to a stranger every single day for a year. This multi-media show tells the heartbreaking, surprising and challenging stories of that year, which began with burning buildings and ended with the flame of the Olympic torch, against a global backdrop of social unrest and economic crisis. Part storytelling, part stand-up, part live documentary, featuring a dinner party with surprise guests including the Dalai Lama, Liam Neeson and Princess Diana, this show attempts to answer the question: is it possible to change the world just by being kind?

Bernadette says of the project: “After the year was up, I realised that it was the best thing I had ever done, so I carried on! And I still do it every day.” She was also invited onto Radio 4’s Saturday Live to talk about her experiences, where Billy Bragg taught her the chords to “Milkman of Human Kindness” to use in the show.

The show has already had sell out audiences in its recent intensive tour of the U.K and U.S.

A book inspired by the project is published by Lewes Ivy Press (UK) and Kane Miller (US) called “Do Nice Be Kind Spread Happy” it’s a children’s activity book of kindnesses, aimed at 8+.

Another event not to be missed!

The Company
Award winning White Rabbit is an arts organisation creating theatre, cabaret, installation, film, audio and live-lit events.
White Rabbit has created work for National Theatre,Southbank Centre,Thames Festival, Spitalfields Music Festival, Wandsworth Festival, Brighton Festival, Deptford X and Southbank Centre.
They have a long-term residency with Arts Admin at Toynbee Studios with their live-lit cabaret “Are You Sitting Comfortably?”

On the same evening at the Old Fire Station artists are invited to ‘Connecting the Conversation’
6-7pm.  A connected conversation of 1000 people over a 10 day period celebrating the practice of artists. Eden Arts and Art Works invite artists to this discussion led by Peter Moser, Artistic Director of More Music.  As the Artworks special initiative ends in its present form and enters a new phase of development, there will be a series of conversations across the UK that will celebrate the practice and generate valuable networking opportunities for artists.
Join us a a relaxed and open format where you will be able to share your experience, dream a little about the future and suggest some actions to take forward.

Artists wishing to join in are invited to lease RSVP 01768 899 444 or email jo.bramleywright@edenarts.co.uk
Doors open at 5pm for a relaxing drink etc, conversation event starts at 6pm, evening entertainment starts 7.45pm.
The Old Fire Station events are relaxed and informal and tickets are ‘sold’ on a pay what you wish (on the night) basis, however as space is limited it is best to reserve tickets through https://www.eventbrite.com/e/366-days-of-kindness-tickets-15946163404 or by calling Eden Arts on 01768 899444.

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