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    On the Edge: How Art and Activism is challenging European austerity

    (UK / Greece)

    Paul Mason and guests

    Devised by the contemporary Greek collective blitz theatre group, LATE NIGHT is a modern day tragedy in the form of a post-war, David Lynch inspired tea-dance. Is this a farewell waltz to a crumbling Europe?


    In this pre-show event, writer and broadcaster Maria Margaronis leads a panel discussion alongside journalist and broadcaster Paul Mason, artist and activist John Jordan and the artists of blitz theatre group to explore the political and economic crisis engulfing Greece, its implications for Europe and the impact on Greek artistic and activist communities. 


    Chaired by Maria Margaronis – Writer & Broadcaster


    Paul Mason – Journalist & Broadcaster

    John Jordan – The Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination

    Christos Passalis – blitz theatre group

    Aggeliki Papoulia – blitz theatre group

    Giorgos Valais – blitz theatre group

    By delaying their approval until now, the lenders have managed, once again, to push Greece towards bankruptcy.

    Paul Mason

    Worse, and more insidious, the months of callous inaction have pushed the mood in Greek society into a dangerous place.

    Paul Mason

    on the edge