Small Steps… Big Ideas: Truth to Power Cafe

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London Artists Projects present a new International performance event mixing memoir, image, poetry, music and live testimony from participants speaking truth to power in response to the question ‘who has power over you and what do you want to say to them?’

Created by Jeremy Goldstein
Verse: Henry Woolf
Director: Jen Heyes
Photography: Sarah Hickson
Banners: Ed Hall
Lighting: Nigel Edwards
Music: David Bowie and Sven Ratzke
Speaking truth to power is a non-violent means of conflict resolution; the origins of which lie in the anti-war movement. In our era of post-truth, and fake-news, speaking truth to power is widely accepted to mean saying something to those in a position of trust or authority who don’t want to hear it.

Is it to your parents, a sibling, politician, lover, landlord, neighbour, religious leader, boss, banker, or simply your best friend? It’s time to tell them the truth before it’s too late.

Truth to Power Café is inspired by the political and philosophical beliefs of Nobel prize winning playwright Harold Pinter and his Hackney Gang.

Participants are cast in advance and will be drawn from the radical imaginations, institutions and residents of contemporary Bloomsbury.  To sign up visit

“The revolutionary potential of theatre at its best and most direct” Lyn Gardner, Guardian
“Theatrical gold” The Gay UK
“The most fascinating hour you will ever spend in the theatre” BBC Lancashire

FREE – but pre-booking is recommended

TRUTH TO POWER CAFE 2019/20 from Jeremy Goldstein for LAP on Vimeo.

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Small Steps… Big Ideas: Truth to Power Cafe