The Two Degrees festival doesn’t pull any punches in its mission to pinpoint some of the biggest issues in our society. Straddling the line between art and activism, the festival demands that we ask ourselves what’s wrong with our world… and what we can do to fix it.
The varied programme of installations, events and performances that make up the festival all explore modern problems of climate, consumerism and community – but prepare to get interactive. Whether it’s dissembling everyday objects to create new ones on Kate McIntosh’s Worktable, pledging publicly to make a change in Davis Freeman’s 7 Promises, or eavesdropping and sneaking secret documents through the underbelly of corporate London in the site-specific spy-thriller Oil City from immersive theatre group Platform, the Two Degrees festival certainly isn’t scared to get the audience involved.
Despite the heavy topics, Two Degrees is designed to celebrate what we can do right, not what we’re doing wrong, and the overall message is one of action and change. This is a group of artists, producers and performers gathered together to create a festival that will inspire people to try and make a difference. (Words: Nori Bell-Bhuiyan)
On until June 22nd. For more information visit: www.artsadmin.co.uk/projects/two-degrees