Saturday, 26 September 2009

The future of the public meeting?

On Thursday night 70-80 people turned up to the first Mutiny event in east London, organised by a loose group of revolutionary socialists, anti-capitalists and anti-war activists. Titled 'Money on Trial', it used a creative mix of approaches to examine some big political issues like the environment, financial markets and commercialisation of culture.

The initiative is partly an attempt to fuse political discussion and cultural expression, dragging the left-wing political meeting kicking and screaming into the 21st century with inventive methods, hopefully reaching out to some people alienated by the Left's routines. On the basis of its first outing, this seems to be working.

The next Mutiny event is at the Resistance Gallery, Bethnal Green, on 26 November.

Click HERE for more on Thursday's event.

1 comment:

  1. Personally I think public meetings should be dragged back to the 19th century. No more PA systems: make the bastards shout.