Dream Nation: What's your vision for change?

31 January 2014

Tangle, an African-Caribbean touring theatre company, work across the South West  - the UK’s largest and most rural region – and in London, its biggest urban centre. Inspired by Martin Luther King Jr’s speech ‘I have a dream’, (celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2013), Tangle's Dream Nation invites people from all walks of life to take part in their multi-platform arts project. Here they’ll envision and celebrate local, contemporary society from a wholly multi-racial perspective.

After launching at Guest Projects in London, Dream Nation are touring across Hampshire, Wiltshire, Somerset and Devon in 2014. Here in Somerset, Tangle’s trained team will deliver a planned programme of Dream Nation workshops and public performance events in Crewkerne, Wellington and Burnham-On-Sea. During each workshop, participants will create an original haiku (a short Japanese poem consisting of 17 syllables) articulating their personal vision for a new ‘dream nation’.  These will be displayed on a specially commissioned, travelling installation created by stage designer Colin Falconer, which will also tour venues across SW England.

Dream Nation is in collaboration with South West England’s Partnership for Multi Racial Theatre, a consortium of 20 arts organisations, including Take Art, in the South-West.

To follow on from the Dream Nation tour, in Summer 2014 Take Art will be running Word/Play Phase 3, a community theatre project to encourage public dialogue around key contemporary issues.

Click here to visit Tangle's website.