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Dash Arts presents

Dash Arts Eurosquat

From Saturday 22 September to Sunday 23 September
free

Come down and join the search for the heart and soul of radical Europe, as the Dash Arts collective launch an immersive, utopian and anarchic two-day takeover.

The squat scene has been the lifeblood of underground culture and political insurgency in cities across Europe for decades. It’s inspired Dash Arts to occupy the Main Space for a full weekend, with artists, actors and musicians from across Europe forging a new, free-thinking community from thin air. There’ll be a freewheeling schedule of events and activities – debate and discussion, music and movies, DJs and drama, politics and performance, coffee and conversation. Art meets activism in the finest East End traditions – don’t miss.

Schedule of events and activites:  

Sat 22: WE BUILD

1pm - 2.15pm Coffee, Bread, Conversation and Construction

2.15pm - 3pm Live from the Eurosquat: Nomad Folk - Cassandre Balosso-Bardin on recorders & Galician bagpipes with Nicola Barbagli on accordion.

3pm - 5pm Kitchen Tales: Join in our mass cooking / storytelling Eurosquat project

5pm - 7pm Around the Fire: Tea and Utopia with guest Dr. Alexander Vasudevan on the history of squatting in Europe and its relationship to broader currents in contemporary urban thinking.

8pm - 10pm Eurosquat gig - The Destroyers

10pm - 12am DJ Sasha's rocking tunes from across Europe 

Sun 23: WE LIVE AND STRUGGLE  

11am - 12pm Meditation

12.15pm - 1.30pm Coffee, Bread and a Public Eurosquat Meeting

1.30pm - 2.15pm Live from the Eurosquat: Leading flamenco guitarist Ramon Ruiz and percussionist Ant Romero combining gypsy traditions and influences from around the world. “Outstanding technique and most inspiring” BBC

2.30pm - 4.30pm The Visit by Friedrich Durrenmatt (1956) an impromptu performance. A dark comedy about the tough choices forced upon a small impoverished Swiss town.

4.30pm - 6.30pm Around the Fire: Tea and Utopia with guest speaker Peter Boenisch, Professor of European Theatre at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

6.30pm - 7.15pm Live from the Eurosquat:  Leading flamenco guitarist Ramon Ruiz and percussionist Ant Romero combining gypsy traditions and influences from around the world. “Outstanding technique and most inspiring” BBC

7.30pm - 9pm Screening of Tillsammans (Together) Lukas Moodysson's depiction of a Swedish commune in the 70s with a touch of Abba (DIR. 2000 - Rated 15)

Dash Arts' Euro-Squat is curated by Dash Arts co-Artistic Director Josephine Burton with Dash Arts Creative Associate Bryan Woltjen, and packed with hidden text, musicians, actors, activists and thinkers.

Supported by Tower Hamlets Council Event Fund.

Find out more

Website: dasharts.org.uk

Follow: @DASHARTS

Things you should know

This event is wheelchair accessible.

Event times

Sat 22 September

1:00pm

Sun 23 September

11:00am