30 三十

Curated by Papergang Theatre

“…It was a time of hope in China which came to a brutal end with a violent government crackdown which began on the night preceding 4 June 1989…”

In the 1980’s a democratic movement gathered pace in China, culminating around a million people occupying Tiananmen Square, Beijing alongside protest action in multiple cities across the country.

It was a time of hope which came to a brutal end with a violent government crackdown on the night preceding 4 June 1989. In the 30 years since, the government of the People’s Republic of China has erased this event from their history…

Thus to mark 30th anniversary, Papergang Theatre has invited British East Asian artists to present their reflections on the movement.

Throughout the day, artistic pieces will explore the themes of protest, press freedom and human rights; and how this living memory impacts the artists’ personal identity and today’s political world.

The event presents a broad scope of perspectives on the democracy movement and this crucial turning-point in modern Chinese history; audience members will encounter narratives that are often overlooked in the West.

This is a durational arts event covering 5 hours. Audience members are free to come and go, but you are invited to come and be present in the space for the entirety.

1 June

5-10pm

Free

30 三十

Curated by Papergang Theatre

“…It was a time of hope in China which came to a brutal end with a violent government crackdown which began on the night preceding 4 June 1989…”

In the 1980’s a democratic movement gathered pace in China, culminating around a million people occupying Tiananmen Square, Beijing alongside protest action in multiple cities across the country.

It was a time of hope which came to a brutal end with a violent government crackdown on the night preceding 4 June 1989. In the 30 years since, the government of the People’s Republic of China has erased this event from their history…

Thus to mark 30th anniversary, Papergang Theatre has invited British East Asian artists to present their reflections on the movement.

Throughout the day, artistic pieces will explore the themes of protest, press freedom and human rights; and how this living memory impacts the artists’ personal identity and today’s political world.

The event presents a broad scope of perspectives on the democracy movement and this crucial turning-point in modern Chinese history; audience members will encounter narratives that are often overlooked in the West.

This is a durational arts event covering 5 hours. Audience members are free to come and go, but you are invited to come and be present in the space for the entirety.

1 June

5-10pm

Free

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