In a break from their usual format Neu! Reekie! have organised an intimate event at their base of Summerhall asking artists and audience alike the question: Where Are We Now? In the run up to their Where Are We Now Festival for Hull UK City of Culture this summer, Edinburgh’s cultural movers and shakers are taking the temperature and going in for some artistic self-examination. The usual mix of live poetry, music & short film will be intercut with manifestos, provocations and a roving mic.
If all this isn’t clear – good; expect the unexpected.
Find our manifesto herein:
Where Are We Now?
‘The UK has reached a crossroads. Where it goes next is anyones guess. Dark divisive forces of racism and prejudice are stirring across the UK (and Europe) in the wake of Brexit and across the Atlantic following the election of Donald Trump. We need to ask our artists, musicians & writers where they stand.
For detached hipster unicyclists or stay-at-home clicktavists this may not be your time or place for we promise to ruffle feathers, take to the streets, challenge the dominant narratives, and counterpose Love to Hate.
Convening the radical fusion will be one of the UKs most acclaimed and exciting artistic collectives. With counter-cultural roots going back through the last 25 years to the legendary Rebel Inc publishing house Neu! Reekie! intend to take the pulse of the cultural resistance across the UK and its four nations. And have some fun involving the good people of Hull.
Come together. Ask questions. Listen & watch. Dance. Shake things up.
This is where we’re at.’
Logo is by artist Jamie Reid (of Sex Pistols and Pussy Riot fame)
Neu! Reekie! is supported by Creative Scotland
Neu! Reekie!’s Where Are We Now? Festival will take place in Hull in June 2017 – the questions start now.