‘Postcards From the Future’ is part of Arts 50, an exploration what it means to be British today.
I was commissioned to write and perform my piece at The Barbican, also part of their Open Fest, and it was aired this week on Sky Arts. You can watch the whole week of shows, or the episode with me here.
The shows include new work from many artists including Simon Armitage, John Godber, Nitin Sawhney, Lemn Sissay, AL Kennedy and me!
The show also includes clips from a discussion, ‘The Voice of Britain’, with John Godber, Jonathan Maitland, Lemn Sissay, Martha Barnett, Dreda Say Mitchell and me, to look at Britishness today from a writers point of view.
I’ll reading/performing a short story, commissioned especially for this incredible project, at the Barbican, London on Feb 23rd.
It will be part of the Postcards From the Future event – ’50 years from now what will the UK look like? Four respected wordsmiths Paul McVeigh, Dreda Say Mitchell, Tony Mason and A. L. Kennedy write and perform a monologue sending us a postcard from 2069.’
Here’s some more about the project…
“Free and open to all, the day will showcase works from Sky Arts’ Art 50 which invited artists of all kinds, from all walks of life, from all artistic genres, to create a piece of work which says something important about national identity in 2019. Come celebrate the diversity and creativity of a nation through dance, music, photography and film. Highlights of the performances, shows and activities throughout the day will be the chance to see brand new work from contemporary dance group Boy Blue and Ivor Novello award winner, Nitin Sawhney with the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain – all for free.”