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ACT UP London is a diverse, non-partisan group of individuals united in anger and committed to direct action to end the HIV pandemic. We are part of the global ACT UP network. See www.actuplondon.wordpress.com for more info. All involvement, volunteer support, press requests and if you please email email@example.com
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Monday July 20th 7.45pm – Andrew Keates, director of ‘As Is’ will lead a conversation with ‘Aids Coalition to Unleash Power’ (ACT UP) activists at this free Post Show Event after ‘As Is’ by William M. Hoffman at Trafalgar Studios. We will be discussing the role of theatre for social change in the context of HIV activism today. This discussion will follow the play which starts at 7.45pm (details below – get your tickets quick – limited seating). Facebook event page click here
[‘As Is’ cast and ACT UP activists at the recent ‘ACT UP FOR LOVE’ rally in Trafalgar Square]Thursday July 23rd – Opening of Alien Sex Club [press release attached] – Alien Sex Club is a major multimedia project by British artist John Walter, which will explore the relationship between visual culture and HIV today. Alien Sex Club will use the spatial device of the cruise maze to bring together works that address the complex subject of contemporary sexual health. The exhibition will consist of a large-scale installation based on the shapes of cruise mazes, found in sex clubs and gay saunas. It will comprise sculpture, painting, video, performance and installation. Visitors will be immersed in a multisensory world in which they can watch videos and live performances, get lost in the maze and have food and drink in the performance bar. If you can help volunteer and set up on the night from 4-9pm please email ACT UP on firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP
Tuesday July 28th 7.45pm – Natalie Burt, one of the leading female stars of ‘As Is’ in conversation with Silvia Petretti ‘Deputy Chief Executive Officer for Positively UK, a leading provider of peer support to people living with HIV’ at this free Post Show Event after ‘As Is’ by William M. Hoffman at Trafalgar Studios. Natalie and Silvia we will be discussing the role of theatre for social change and women’s empowerment in the context of HIV today.
Further Details on ‘As Is’ show –
“A uniformly excellent cast is both chorus and community, reminding us that every HIV diagnosis comes with a name, a face and a family. And Steven Webb is just astonishingly good as Rich, selling his pain and anger without martyring him. Hoffman isn’t interested in saints. Here bravery is as much about the struggle with yourself. And that’s what endures.” The Stage, July 2015.
Wednesday 1st July – Saturday 1st August 2015 Monday to Saturday, 7.45pm / Thursday and Saturday matinees, 3pm / Theatre and Box Office
Studio 2, Trafalgar Studios, 14 Whitehall, London SW1A 2DY
Tickets are available priced £17.50, £22.50 and £27.50 from Trafalgar Studios Box Office and www.atgtickets.com/trafalgarstudios, 0844 871 7632.