A collective of leading actors, writers, directors and creatives of East and South East Asian heritage from the UK’s performing arts industry will be joining forces online next month to present a new digital arts event titled WeRNotVirus. This urgent artistic response aims to shine a light on the surge in hate crime directed towards the community during the Covid-19 crisis.
Supported by the Arts Council Emergency Fund, WeRNotVirus features 10 newly commissioned stories delivered using a variety of art forms including film, poetry, dance and song. The themes explore race, identity, representation, perspective and economics through the lens of East and South East Asian artists and their communities.
A panel discussion with leading academics and activists will round off the performances each day and audiences will be invited to participate.
The performance will take place via Zoom, the invite link will be sent to you an hour before if you have booked a spot. Spaces are limited so book now to secure your place.
Age Recommendation: 14+
Ten short plays responding to the rise in racist attacks since the beginning of the Covid-19 outbreak have a cumulative power
Gloriously celebrates difference and its power
Date & time
Sun 14 Jun, 3pm
Available to watch on Youtube for two weeks from Wed 17 Jun.