@Bar Bar Black Sheep, 16 The Square, Wolverton, MK12 5DG
Trigger Warning performance. Hacked village fête-style games, such as ‘Hook-a-Job’, ‘Passport in a Bucket’, ‘Wheel of Benefits’, and ‘NHS photo banner’ depict and denounce deceitful Eastern European clichés. Audiences of all passports are encouraged to exchange their experiences of immigration, against a backdrop of deceptively light entertainment. By playing the games, the audience experiences the life of a typical immigrant as imagined by the British media.
Trigger Warning will be invigilated by a group of local Eastern Europeans of different professional, economic and generational experiences, making room for a wider, nuanced conversation on integration and exclusion.
The Black Sheep Collective will also contribute with a response piece. The stand-alone installation, Bad Nagtowek, explores the negative portrayal of people immigrating from European countries in the national and local media.
Assemblage: An Ideas Lab – exploring identity, belonging, ‘integration’ and xenophobia in Milton Keynes and Wolverton. Facilitated by Agnes Czajka (Open University)
Participants are invited to share their stories of migration, integration, identity and belonging (whether positive, negative, poignant or funny) through a 5-minute contribution – a personal story, a piece of music, a set of family photos, an artefact – that speaks to your personal experiences of migration, identity or belonging.
Tea and cake.