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Sat 15th Jun 2019

The People's Launch

In 1919, Lutonians famously burnt the Town Hall down.
In 2019, we're looking back on this bold act.
Six events. Five months. One extraordinary riot.

Meet us at the Town Hall to launch People Power Passion in true Luton style. Expect speeches, canapes and a VIP marquee? Don't. Expect the unexpected.

Booking not required. Register your interest now.

Luton Town Hall
FREE
6:00PM 

'We do not want processions, we want work’*

Meet us at the Town Hall to launch People Power Passion in true Luton style. Expect speeches, canapes and a VIP marquee? Don't. Expect the unexpected.

Developed in partnership with a group of fiery Lutonians experiencing unemployment, this immersive experience will draw the audience into the world of the revolt of 1919. Through spoken word, film, photography and rhyme, local people will takeover of the Town Hall.

Join us at The People's Launch: a launch event, but not as you know it.

This is not one to be missed. Booking not required. Just turn up at the Town Hall at 6pm and get ready to be surprised.

*Where they burnt the Town Hall down, Craddock, D., 1999

Debra Knight

@NineRedPresents @IndigoInfj

Debra Knight is a spoken word and digital artist focused on social change and the C.E.O of Queen’s Award winning NINE RED CIC. NINE RED delivers projects that provide skill attainment, education and counselling using arts and psychoeducational therapies. Deb's practice explores the contrasting yet interconnected elements of poetry, light, projection, sound and movement to transform and connect people and spaces.

''People Power Passion encapsulates and highlights the essence of who Lutonians are: people who will fight for the underdog. We are people who are proud of our town, proud of our heritage and proud of who we are. It explores our creativity, energy and laughter which sometimes can be lost on people from outside of town’’.

Amerah Saleh

@Voiceofthepoets

Amerah Saleh is a Muslim Yemeni spoken word artist from Birmingham. Amerah has performed all around Europe and released her first collection called ‘I Am Not From Here’ in April 2018. Her work touches on identity, womanhood, religion and the obscure idea of belonging only to one place. Amerah was chosen to represent Birmingham's culture programme as part of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games closing ceremony.