Raqs Media Collective | Theory Opera
As part the exhibition 'Not Yet At Ease', co-commissioned by Firstsite and 14-18 NOW.
19 January 2019 12:30pm
Half of all ticket sales will be donated to Combat Stress, the UK's leading charity for veteran's mental health.
Theory Opera is a fascinating series of public events that brings together different stories, ideas and experiences in response to Firstsite’s exhibition Not Yet At Ease – a major commission by internationally renowned Delhi-based artists Raqs Media Collective exploring the interlinked histories of war, poetry and mental health.
Each event will build on Raqs Media Collective’s extensive research to share energetic discussions that explore the relationship between mental health and conflict both in the past and today.
Not Yet At Ease is co-commissioned by Firstsite and 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary, with support from the National Lottery through Arts Council England and the Heritage Lottery Fund, and from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.
For evening events (starting at 7pm), the exhibitions will be open late until 7pm – including Not Yet At Ease.
Half of all paid events will be donated to Combat Stress, the UK’s leading charity for veteran’s mental health.
Sharing Stories | Sat 19 Jan 2019 12:30pm
Talk + Cooking Workshop
Join us for this unique closing event that sets out to discover the personal stories of soldiers and others during the First World War. Presented by Shrabani Basu – author of Victoria & Abdul: The True Story Of The Queen’s Closest Confidant. Followed by a traditional Gurkha-style outdoor cooking workshop, led by members of Colchester’s Nepalese Society.