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World Factory – interactive theatre show in Brighton

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After a sold out and extended run at the Young Vic during 2015, World Factory  METIS’s latest interactive theatre show – returns with performances in Cambridge (Cambridge Festival of Ideas), Manchester and our home town Brighton. Just a week away from showing in Brighton, we thought we’d share our excitement for this immersive game- making theatre which spotlights what actually goes on behind the scenes during the process of mass production.

World Factory pulls the curtains back on how small decisions contribute to a much bigger picture of exploitation. This isn’t a show about where you buy your clothes, but rather about the global system in which we all live,” said World Factory co-creator, ZoeSvendsen.

The show offers audience members business insight, as they are given opportunities to make decisions that will affect revenue, commodities and quality of life. Through a scenario-based card game; audience members become factory managers of a Chinese clothing factory, where they must reckon with what success looks like, while considering profits, products and workers.

“…at a time when citizen engagement with economic issues is becoming increasingly vital for the maintenance of meaningful democracy, World Factory is an excellent way to encourage people to think about the economy in a systemic and nuanced way,” said author and economist, Ha-Joon Chang.

World Factory interweaves real-life accounts of mass production – both here and abroad – with a moving score, video and live performance. The level of audience participation however, is up to each individual’s discretion.

In addition to theatre, METIS has extended their World Factory vision and have gone further, creating their own shirt, which has a barcode that you scan with your phone to reveal the people and processes involved in its production.

World Factory runs from 18 October – 10 December in Cambridge, Brighton and Manchester.

Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, BrightonPerformances: Tuesday 15 November – Friday 18 November 2016

See Tickets to book

Box Office: 01273 678822

HOME, Manchester

Performances: Wednesday 7 December – Saturday 10 December 2016

See Tickets to book

Box Office: 0161 200 1500

http://metisarts.co.uk/world-factory/

 

 

With the election just passed…’Who should have the power?’

With the election just passed, we have been regularly asked ‘who should have the power?’ When it comes to creating an ethical world, here at FAIR we believe you have the power. Every five years we elect a new government, but the real change of the World will come from you. As consumers we hold just as much, if not more power, the power for positive change. Fairtrade food has become a household name, but what about the other things we do daily? Each day we get dressed, we should think of where our clothes come from, where or energy comes from, think of where most things we use and consume come from. We know it’s easier not to ask questions, but if you don’t, who will? A small change to your daily life can make a monumental positive affect.

Here is a video showing why we need to think more about where our cotton comes from.

http://thecottonfilm.com/

We can make a change in so many ways, from shopping Fair Trade, or if your purse is a little tighter, shopping vintage or even attending swish nights such as Rags Revival here in Brighton.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1OSJQ1t1ZM

If we change our habits when it comes to shopping, we can still treat ourselves, but with the added benefit of knowing we are helping the World.

Be the change you want to see. Feel the power you have, for just being you.

 

World Fair Trade Day 9/5/2015: Be an Agent for Change

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World Fair Trade Day: the inclusive worldwide festival celebrating Fair Trade as a tangible contribution to the fight against poverty, exploitation, climate change and the economic crisis

With World Fair Trade Day on the 9th of May, we wanted to share with you some great things Fair Trade has brought about.

People Tree is just one of the brands we stock that is certified Fair Trade. With Fair Trade pay and working conditions, People Tree has been supporting Kumbeshwar Technical School helping 260 children go to school as well as running a health scheme for all workers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLk2MDKPQQmXMusyMJsBh_V1Ln52mnK-Sw&t=136&v=XWnwskwPEC0

Bombolulu supplies the beautiful Fair Trade jewellery we supply in store. They are also responsible for the wheelchair campaign, using the profits made through the sale of their jewellery, they aim to supply every disabled child in Kenya with a wheelchair.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3x0Up7NNydU

By buying organic cotton products, you are supporting the families of cotton farmers around the globe. The usual pay for the cotton fibre has decreased dramatically, without the price of production following the same trend. This is leaving cotton farmers in a state of desperation, even to the extent of taking their own lives as too many already have. By buying Organic Fair Trade cotton products, you are ensuring that this doesn’t happen, that farmers are paid the correct amount to provide for their family without being forced to use environmentally harmful pesticides to increase their yield.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEHAszUjiRc

So please we encourage you to celebrate all that is Fair Trade, especially on 9th of May!