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By: Art Not Oil
Date: Sun, 09/10/2011 - 1:00am

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By: Art Not Oil
Date: Thu, 15/09/2011 - 1:00am

Image from http://www.demotix.com/news/830253/anti-dsei-protest-national-gallery-l… the Gallery know how you feel about it hosting such an event:development@ng-london.org.uk, information@ng-london.org.uk(The Gallery's Director is Dr. Nicholas Penny).Taken from http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/15373:The National Gallery called in the police this evening (13 September) to remove nonviolent campaigners who objected to the Gallery's decision to host an evening reception for visitors to the London arms fair.Arms dealers arriving at the Gallery, in London's Trafalgar Square, were escorted past protestors by rows of police.The National Gallery is now facing calls from the Campaign Aganist Arms Trade (CAAT) and other groups to break its links with the arms industry.The event came at the end of a day of protests triggered by the opening of the London arms fair. The fair, known formally as Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEi), is taking place until Friday (16 September) at the Excel Centre in London's Docklands.The protests at the National Gallery may have taken organisers by surprise. DSEi had not publicised the venue of the evening event and the Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) had not given away the fact that they had discovered it.A number of protestors politely declined to leave the Gallery when it was due to leave at 6.00pm, asking for an assurance from the management that the arms dealers' reception would not go ahead.Two campaigners climbed on to the edge of the Gallery's balcony, overlooking Trafalgar Square, to unfurl a banner.The police were called and forcibly removed several campaigners. Christian activists evicted from the building included Rev Chris Howson, a Church of England priest from Bradford, and Symon Hill, associate director of the Ekklesia thinktank.Dozens of protestors then handed out leaflets to curious passers-by and challenged arms dealers as they entered the building surrounded by police. Chants ranged from “National Gallery, shame on you!” to, “We are not the criminals. Arrest the arms dealers!”.Anger increased when a group of police escorted Geoff Hoon into the building. Hoon, who was Defence Secretary at the time of the invasion of Iraq, drew shouts of "Geoff Hoon, war criminal".At least one protestor appears to have been arrested, but the situation remains unclear this evening 

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By: Art Not Oil
Date: Fri, 05/08/2011 - 1:00am

Described as 'A masterpiece, a bold and timely script which takes risks and offers delightful rewards.' 

'Beautiful Kara Peters grabs the audience, spellbound.'

'Van Wilt's voice--at once otherworldly and earthy is sexy, powerful.' 

Soon to be featured by the Independent, Sky News, LBC and the BBC.

Script published by Oberon Books.

Inspired by the testimonies of over 100 BP Disaster survivors, Immortalis Vox dramatises the terrible effects the oil 'spill' has had on Louisiana.

A fierce criticism of corporate power, this play explores the destructive impact the petrochemical industry has had on the environment and people.

On April 20th, the BP oil drilling rig Deepwater Horizon disaster exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, killing 11 and injuring 100. Millions of barrells of oil leaked out over the ensuing months, endangering the wild and human life of Lousisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida.

We're Gonna Make You Whole features original music by Yasmine Van Wilt, Lennard Sillevis and the Carbon Town Cryer. It also showcases portraits painted by BP Disaster survivors, a documentary film made by Nancy Boulicault and a community portrait designed by Nick Viney and 2 hours of interactive entertainment. We have live music, card games, dancing and entertainment in the speak-easy-style-following the 80 minute performance. 

Immortalis Vox is a not-for-profit London-based theatre company guided by a strong social conscience. Hailing from the Gulf of Mexico, Canada, England and beyond, they are an international bunch who pack a punch...

 

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