CALL OUT: ‘One Minute Manifesto’
This is a call out for participation for a project by Lucy Ellinson running in the foyers and cafe of CounterPULSE, this weekend – OCT 25-27 (Forest Fringe’s microfestival of UK work).
Come and take part in ‘one minute manifesto’ – a pop up project where you have 60 seconds to speak about anything you feel strongly about.
The idea is very simple – between the shows at you are invited to speak to the assembled audience for 60 seconds. It isn’t a soapbox or a debating corner. You didn’t need to impress or dazzle. Just say something that you mean, and have an audience listen.
‘one minute manifesto’ is a 60 second opportunity for you to speak out. To share your opinion on a subject that you feel strongly about. Passers-by listen to what we have to say.
It’s a really supportive environment and its amazing what people share. We’d really love to have you come and add your voices/thoughts/feelings!
How it works:
- You can prep/write something in advance, or improvise on the day.
- Lucy will facilitate the process – and time your 1 minute!
- You can speak in front of people, or do a one-2-one version with Lucy.
- You have to stop when the whistle blows at exactly 60 seconds.
- You can talk about anything you wish. It doesn’t have to be a manifesto in the literal sense. Contributions can be political, personal, creative or all of the above. Previous topics include “Re-imagining our streets” “Ban CupCakes“ “Headlines from the future” “My London” “Riot” “The Gift” “Manifesto in G-flat” “Slow down”
- A respect policy will be in place. No heckling, this isn’t a debating society.
- You can turn up or register your interest in advance. Email lucy@
mapping4d.co.uk for reassurance / more info (if community groups need more contact/support please get in touch)
- Anyone can join in. All ages, all walks of life, all welcome.
“One minute manifestos … Anyone can do it, and they are brilliant. A speaker’s corner for the 21st century” @LynGardner THE GUARDIAN
Context: Made in response to the false idea that you may only participate – and express yourself politically if you are in some way qualified, perfect, professional. Previous outings for the work include café-bars, shopping centres, and with community groups. Developed in association with Forest Fringe and Battersea Arts Centre, London.