XR Theatrics “12 days of Crisis”

Forum Improvisation Theatre and Crisis Carol Singing are coming to Oxford!

XR Theatrics brings the climate crisis centre stage by connecting the present day to the near-future realities predicted if urgent action is not taken.

Will long queues for rations or water become the ‘new normal’? Will Fresh Air ‘Bars’ like the one just opened in Delhi become commonplace?

Governments, WHERE IS YOUR PLAN for dealing with these issues? Issues that other nations already face and are intensifying.

Citizens, WHAT DO YOU CARE ABOUT as you head to the polling booth? This has the potential to be the most climate-significant vote you cast.

These performances will be an emotionally disturbing look at how we respond to one another in crisis. We ask for empathy. We ask to sign the three demands bill. We ask for the government to be led by a Citizen’s Assembly. Now.

We are part of a tradition. Since before the time of Aeschylus and the religious mysteries, choral ritual remembered to people the nearness of error and crisis. The tragic chorus grieves for the situation the city-state finds itself in and invites the spectator to assist and to grieve with them. Today, we grieve for situations that will occur in our nations, cities and villages if urgent climate action is not taken – and which are already occurring in communities elsewhere – and we invite our audiences to assist and grieve with us. We invite them to act now.

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Venue
The Carfax end of Cornmarket

Performances start off as “Invisible Theatre” so do not be surprised if you can’t see anything when you arrive, and please keep XR logos discreet.

Bring gas masks, if you happen to have one!

Timings are approximate

XRO stall at Green Fair

Great opportunity to shop at festive and ethical stalls, eat delicious vegetarian and vegan food, and meet local community and charity organisations. Talks and music throughout the day. Family friendly. Organised by the Oxfordshire Green Party. Headington Fringe AG is running the XR stall – come and support the stall and the Fair!

Venue
Oxford Town Hall, St Aldate’s, Oxford, OX1 1BX

Venue accessibility information
Fully accessible for wheelchair use

Outreach and leafletting in Central Oxford (14th Sept)

We need your help raising awareness of upcoming XR events in central Oxford!

To do this, we are holding an outreach event aimed at publicising:

  • Arts/Science Extravaganza at the Oxford Natural History Museum on the 28th of September
  • October rebellion in London

We will be delivering leaflets and posters to homes and businesses in central Oxford and handing out leaflets on the central streets in town.

Venue
Meet by Carfax tower.

ReDeclaration of Rebellion

Along with many XR groups around the country we will be marking the anniversary of the first Declaration of rebellion by reading out a ReDeclaration of Rebellion. We will be letting the government, and Oxfordshire County Council, know that they must ACT NOW. Please come with colourful flags and banners and add your voice.

Venue
At the entrance to County Hall, New Street Oxford OX1 1ND

Venue accessibility information
Accessible