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Rich Mix - January 2018 programme

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RICH MIX has announced its programme for January 2018 and it includes:

Contra Journal Issue 1: Displacement (Launch) – Friday, January 19 at 7pm. Tickets: £7.

Join new publication Contra Journal, the visual culture and conflict journal, for the launch of its first issue, Displacement.

Contra’s first issue looks at visual responses to past and current migrations, and features the work of photographer Harley Weir, Forensic Architecture, dancer Akram Kahn, artist Lucy Wood, photographer Seba Kurtis and System of Systems, amongst other fantastic contributors.

To launch the first issue, Contra will be hosting a launch event. A copy of the issue is included in each ticket, and more copies will be available to purchase during the evening. Join Contra for a night of music and conversation, in which photography from the contributors and a selection of artist’s video works will be exhibited, all of which will give different visual interpretations on Displacement. There will also be speeches from the editors.

Where to Belong – Friday, January 19 at 7.30pm. Tickets: £8 – £10

In January 2017, Victor visited his parents’ homeland of Lebanon for the first time. A year later, he stands before you with a reflective, gentle, tender hour of funny stories, multimedia and planning for the future.

Victor Esses is a theatre maker and performer who creates interactive, devised live art performances that explore belonging, the collective and our times. In 2017, Victor visited Lebanon for the first time, where his mother fled as a refugee of the civil war in 1975. In Where to Belong, he recounts his journey, navigating through his and his family’s history to different points of his identity as a Jewish Lebanese Brazilian gay man. He assembles a moving hour for us all to feel hopeful, challenged and transformed.

The Talk – Saturday, January 20 at 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Tickets: £8 – £10.

A funny and moving new play about that lesson and all those unfortunate bananas. Let’s talk about sex education…

Too much, too little, or just right? What do you wish you’d been taught (or, not taught) about sex and relationships? Over the last year, playwright Neela Doležalová asked friends and strangers these questions, and they shared their memories and stories…

From students to teachers, and doctors to former education secretaries, Neela has recorded over 40 hours of interview material from people in their teens to their nineties. Over 70 voices have been edited down to a 70-minute headphone verbatim show, directed by Kristine Landon-Smith.

Close Up – Friday, January 26 at 7.30pm. Tickets: £8 – £10.

Close Up combines theatre and live filming to ask questions about showbiz, sex and censorship.

Documentary maker Lauren wants to make it on the big networks. Ex-show girl Grace is ready to shoot to fame with the help of her late friend Kenneth Williams.

Conversations about showbiz, sex and ambition bring together two women four generations apart as they work on a fly on the wall documentary.

For more information or to book tickets, visit www.richmix.org.uk/events/type/theatre.