Every year we like to pay respect and remember those whom we have lost as a result of this governments relentless attacks on the poorest and most vulnerable in society.
We have had several themes, and because the government are determined to send us back to mid Victorian times we have decided to go for a Dickensian Christmas/ Workhouse theme.
Very apt seeing as the Jobcentre, Work Programme and Workfare are all the modern day equivalent of the Workhouse.
Regular members will be costumed, but because we aren’t funded we cannot provide costumes for everyone. But you can bring your own. We are merging all of Dicken’s characters, and we will be having Mr Bumble visit who will be representing the DWP.
I love street theatre, it is a very effective method of getting important messages across. I would love to hear from anyone who is involved in the theatre or film making for this project, and another I would really like to start. That would be a national event.
Please come along and read the event description, all details are contained in there.
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I haven’t heard any more about the Tories’ prototype workhouse in if I remember correctly Bolton? A residential facility in a disused factory. In my day the DSS was scrupulously honest and straight – they told you what benefits you were entitled to and corrected mistakes immediately. Today’s corporate DWP is like the private sector: deceit and lies are the order of the day with money trumping human life.
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