Say It: What Would You Stand Up For? (Justice 39 workshop) - Tokko

Are you a young Lutonian aged 16 to 30?

Do you want to:

  • be part of a fantastic creative project and performance in Luton this summer?
  • have your story about the injustices you've faced as a young Lutonian told in the public arena?
  • work with a first-class director, producer and team of writers?
  • develop your creative skills and experience?
  • help Luton succeed in its ambition to be named City of Culture in 2025?
  • meet new people and make new friends?

Then you need to get involved in Justice 39.

What is Justice 39?

Justice 39 is a BIG outdoor performance project that will tell young Lutonians’ stories about what they would stand up for.

It will be created by young people working with a first-class director producer and team of writers.

The final piece will be performed by young people themselves in Luton town centre this summer.

Justice 39 is part of a programme of creative events happening in Luton this summer called ‘People Power Passion’. Revoluton Arts has co-commissioned this young people’s performance project with Luton Council.

Justice 39 will be performed in St George’s Square this August and will include:

  • A giant artwork on the front of Luton Central Library
  • Augmented reality elements
  • Live performances

Like all the People Power Passion events, Justice 39 will be inspired by the events of Luton’s 1919 Peace Day Riots. A hundred years ago, 39 young people were arrested for standing up for themselves. Now, in 2019, Luton’s young people will explore the question: Has anything changed?

Justice 39 will be created under the expert guidance of leading director Marcus Romer, producer Simon Poulter, as well as a team of exceptional writers. (Read more about the team here.)

Ways to get involved

There are lots of different ways you can get involved. We are looking for young people to:

  • tell us: What you would stand up for? - to help create the stories in the performance
  • share your ideas about how the stories should be performed
  • tell us what kind of music should be in the performance
  • perform in the final piece.

Justice 39: Opening workshop

We are looking for 16 to 30-year-olds in Luton to help create and perform Justice 39.

Come along to this informal drop-in session at Tokko Youth Space to:

  • find out more information about the Justice 39 project
  • meet the writers - Atiha Sen Gupta, Roy Williams OBE and James McDermott - along with the director Marcus Romer and his team.
  • explore ideas about social justice and what you would stand up for
  • find out how you can get involved and book into other workshops.

Writers (L-R) Roy Willaims OBE, James McDermott and Atiha Sen Gupta

The Justice 39 team will be in the foyer of Tokko Youth Space from 5pm to 7pm.

You don't need to book - just turn up.

Don't be shy.

Come and say hello!

And find out how to be part of something spectacularly creative in Luton this summer.

Venue: Tokko Youth Space

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Mon, 03 Jun 2019 17:00— Mon, 03 Jun 2019 19:00


Tokko Youth Space




16 to 30

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