Wesele / Wedding
Welcome to the last Polish-English wedding before the borders close, where you, the audience, play the role of the wedding guests led by a charismatic Mistress of Ceremonies.
Wesele / Wedding is an immersive one woman show, made in the European tradition of absurdist political comedy. This collage of integration stories, raunchy wedding rituals and disco polo sing-alongs, peppered with Polish and Esperanto, interrogates the role of traditional values, family bonds and whether popular culture can bring us together.
Written and performed by Margot Przymierska and developed with and directed by Patrizia Paolini.
PLUS Seminar Talk: European identity after BREXIT - from the perspective of university students. Discussion Panel 6.30- 7.20PM How has BREXIT impacted our perception of Europeanness? How are the stereotypical portrayals of the European experience in the UK's mainstream media impacting our lives? To what extent are stereotypes promulgated about European traditions, religions, cultural and gender specificities and family values shaping (or distorting) our identity? Can popular culture or art help in the creation of a shared European future? These are the questions to whom we will be searching for answers with our audience and panel of European university students from University College London (UCL). Organised as part of UCL's 2019 Festival of Culture.