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Pitmen Painters at the National Theatre – BRILLIANT play by William Feaver November 27, 2009

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UPDATE: we had a problem with the date of Jan 15 so we conducted a poll on our blog for a new date. You voted for Feb 5th.

Apologies to all those who have paid so far. If you cant make the new date we will, of course, happily give a refund. Please email mature@soas.ac.uk or call me to re-arrange. Sorry for any inconvenience.

So, Pitmen Painters for those who havent seen this email before: Having seen this play twice before I am already looking forward to seeing it again.It is funny, sad, inspirational and I leart a lot of things which relate to our courses!

I will book 30 seats again. The sooner people respond the better the seats will be. We will do the same as for Mother Courage; drinks & discussion at Oxo Tower, then go to the play then drinks, party etc etc.

Friday  5 February 2010

6pm-midnight

Special price for student booking: £15

Email mature@soas.ac.uk or call 07850 177637 As Soon As Possible to book a seat and to arrange payment. Join us on facebook HERE

See you soon…Clare & Mas

Here’s some blurb:

‘Anyone can paint’

In the early 1930s, a group of miners at an art appreciation class were given paints and brushes, and set about recording their lives – underground, on the allotment, at the local club. As a play about the ‘pitmen painters’ opens at the National Theatre, William Feaver shows how, on canvas, the workers became their own boss

‘The Pitmen Painters, in Max Roberts’ perfectly pitched and acted production, manages to be tragic, funny and illuminating in one fell swoop of energy.’
Evening Standard

‘Breathtaking in its scope, Lee Hall’s remarkable play provides a fascinating debate about art and socialism.’
Guardian

‘Lee Hall’s new play and Max Roberts’ sublime production are ablaze with intellectual vigour, political passion and incendiary emotional energy. A beautiful work of art that everybody should see.’
The Times

‘A wonderful piece of theatre: comic, sad and stirring in the same breath.’
Financial Times

Friday, 15 January 2010
Time:
18:00 – 23:00
Location:
National Theatre

Mother Courage update. November 24, 2009

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Hiya, it’s good that so many want to come to see this fab play. We have paid for 5 extra tickets for Dec 5th so anyone who’s hasn’t got one yet please call or text clare ASAP to arrange payment.

Details for the evening are as follows:

6pm FREE drinks at the Oxo Tower, South Bank, SE1 9GY

7.30pm watch the play!

10.30pm go to FREE boat party on the Thames right opposite the National Theatre

Hometime? Whenever you start feeling old! 🙂

Any questions please text or msg us.

See u soon.

C & M

Mature Students Play School trip to art exhibition November 9, 2009

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image1909327300.jpgMature Students Play School trip to art exhibition, plus Mother Courage update

Signs of Revolt exhibition : creative resistance in social movements since Seattle.

UPDATE 11/11/09: We have been invited to attend the opening drinks (yes, that means one or two FREE drinks!)

And, we will also be going as a group on Saturday to some of the talks and discussions.

so, TWO meet ups:

1) 6pm Friday 13th at Liverpool St St

or

2) 10.30am Saturday 14th at Liverpool St Station

Please msg me on 07850 177 637 or email me at revolution@soas.ac.uk including your name and number to confirm your place for Friday’s drinks. And also to let me know if you are coming on Saturday (so I know who to wait for at the station)

See more details of the exhibition at http://signsofrevolt.net

See you soon…
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The team from Globalise Resistance mark the 10th anniversary of the battles at Seattle by bringing to us a wonderful exhibition of photos, art, videos and more. The event includes talks and discussions on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15.

Free entrance.

See http://signsofrevolt.net/ for more details.

A number of Soas people have already indicated that they would like to go so we are arranging a trip as part of the Mature Students Society.

Please email Clare by Wednesday 10pm at revolution@Soas.ac.uk putting ‘Signs of Revolt’ and either Sat 14th or Sun 15th in subject line. I will then email u by midnight to let u know which date we are going.

We aim to get there, which ever day you choose, by 10.30am for the opening tea and discussion. You can of course join us a bit later if u like. Call me on 07850177637 to arrange to join us.

Also:

You have voted to see Mother Courage on Dec 5th. To buy a ticket please take £15 to Peter Baran after Wednesday 11th. Full details will be with the ticket. Or bring with you when we gi to the Signs of Revolt exhibition.

Look forward to seeing you.

Clare and Mas.

SOAS goes to see Mother Courage-a Bertolt Brecht play about war November 4, 2009

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SOAS Mature Students and SOAS Stop the War society go to see Mother Courage, one of the most soasstwastonishing stage

creations of thn324987635656_7131e twentieth century, drags her cart across the battlefields, profiteering
from a war that destroys her children, one by one.

“It isn’t easy, starting a war, but nothing worthwhile is easy. And once you’re in, you’re hooked like a gambler, you can’t afford to walk away from
the crapshoot once you’re deep into it.”

December 5th (after Climate Change demo) at 7pm. We will meet in the bar from 6pm.

Followed by drinks and discussion in a private room at the Oxo Tower.

£15 including ticket and afterdrinks. Please let us know if you are TOTALLY skint and we will see what we can do.

does this work? November 4, 2009

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la de dah…

Hello world! November 3, 2009

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