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    Instagramming the Apocalypse

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    Until 17 Jan
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    Performer Byron Vincent: writer, performer and broadcaster

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    In a new film, performer Byron Vincent brings the force of his wit and wisdom to shine a spotlight on the post-satire age.

    Vincent has an anxiety disorder – but with dying icons, impending climate catastrophe and that bloke from Home Alone 2 in charge of the world's largest nuclear arsenal, isn’t blind panic the only sane response?
    It’s a glib, postmodern world in which cynicism is cool, modern life is rubbish and sincerity is for suckers.

    As concepts like truth, peace and hope become risible anachronisms, maybe it’s time to re-evaluate our perspective.

    In a post-satire age, what’s so funny about peace, love and understanding? This is a premiere screening of a new film developed from the stage show Instagramming the Apocalypse.

    Byron Vincent is a writer, performer, broadcaster and activist. He also has a diagnosis of PTSD and bipolar disorder.

    As a spoken word artist at music and literary festivals, he was picked as one of BBC poetry season’s new talent choices.

    In more recent years he has turned to theatre, working as writer, director and performer for the RSC, BAC and other notable acronyms. Now he’s turning to film as a chance to reach even more people than before. Vincent is a passionate social activist with lived experience of issues around poverty and mental health.

    He has written and presented for BBC Radio 4 on the social problems arising out of poverty, ghettoization and mental ill-health.

    Need to know

    Age recommendation/restriction

    For ages 14+

    This live event includes a pre-recorded film and live Q&A and DJ set.

    You can watch the pre-recorded film on this page for two days following the event.

    Ticket sales close 30 minutes before the start time of the event.

    This film is Captioned.

    The live event is British Sign Language interpreted (BSL) and Speech-to-Text transcribed (STT).


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    Dates

    15 – 17 Jan 2021, live event at 7.30pm, then available on demand.

    Approximate run time: 100 minutes for live event, 60 minutes for video on demand.

    Price

    • Standard entryFree, but ticketed

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