This article is a short rallying call of the power peaceful protest can make in a world now in the hands of divisive mannequins paraded as demigods. Women’s March London 21st January 2017, 12 noon onwards.
Stage two of the Waste.Agency explores the notions of the word broken. To know if something is broken often requires at least the minimal understanding of how something works.
Broken Ukulele Image, popestatesPhotography
Stage one of the Waste.Agency (Oct-Dec 2014) was to ascertain whether there is an appetite in The City, the UK capital’s financial heart, to engage in a conversation considering the economic system built on consumption and wastefulness. The abstract art on exhibit and performances generated over 1,300 discussions; the...
While researching folk music for the Dead Rat Orchestra's The Cut tour across canals of England, Daniel Merrill discovered that corporate songs were written to celebrate the feat of construction. Corporate Songs was an evening discussion that followed on from this initial research describing how corporate songs have evolved and developed since the early days of the canals.
City insurance worker sing IBM Auld Lang Syne outside The Lamb pub, December 2014
Mikey Kirkpatrick, aka Bird Radio, is an originator of storytelling though song and music. Since the inception of the Waste.Agency, Bird Radio instigated the Orchestra of Broken Instruments. Beginning with 2 people the orchestra grew in size reaching 25 people by week 5.
Listen to some of the music create by the orchestra so far on Soundcloud by clicking here
Every Monday Evening from 5.30pm – 7.30pm – Free Entry - arrive anytime – No musical experience necessary.
This blog post asks whether plastics in water could potentially damage power plant cooling systems and if there were a risk identified would it lead to an insurance claim? If the answer is yes, then we want to explore how such a claim could be mitigated and whether it is in the insurance industry’s interest to take a lead role in reducing plastic entering the seas and rivers.
John McKiernan is this week's Londonist Out Loud Podcast guest discussing The Tights Ball and other Platform-7 abstract performance art interventions with N Quentin Woolf on London Bridge train station's platform seven
This week’s show focuses one man and his tights. John McKiernan of Platform 7 has collected thousands of pairs of used tights and rolled them into a ball. The pair talk at London Bridge Station where they discuss the thinking behind the tights project,...
Collecting old tights and stockings, public washing, creating yarn while storytelling, a promenade photoshoot before producing something new, this project will re-imagine how women perceive these easily discarded garments.
When women wear tights or stockings, how do they view themselves? How does it make them feel and how are they perceived? Do tights and stockings dictate how society is forme...
The live performance event ‘no man’s land’ on Remembrance Sunday 2012 set out to try and mirror some of the emotions, thoughts, processes and results of people within a society heading into war. Deliberately obfuscous for audience and participants, the intention was to distribute confused messages and misunderstanding in the way protagonists preparing for conflict often mediate their intentions. This essay discusses a question that follows all conflicts, was it worth it?
Almost a century on, how do people today interact with the Remembrance 2-minute silence? What does it mean to them? Television news bulletins show the UK coming to a halt, people taking a moment to consider the atrocities of war, yet is this true reflection of what takes place?
In 2012, Platform-7’s created the ‘no man’s land’ Remembrance event across 10 London Underground tube stations and the disused Eurostar at Waterloo on Remembrance Sunday. Before the event began, all the performers respected the 2-minutes silence, which was filmed for the...