Writing on the Wall present: WoWfest 2017 - Revolution!
2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, a defining event of the 20th Century when ordinary people in Russia rose up against the Czar and established the first worker’s state. One hundred years on the richest 1% now have more wealth than the rest of the world’s population combined, tens of thousands of migrants die each year while fleeing their war torn and poverty stricken homelands. Here in the UK working families face a huge squeeze on living standards and the most vulnerable are dying as benefits are withdrawn and essential services axed. Writing on the Wall are launching their festival with a May Day Parade, and inviting communities across Merseyside to make their voice heard on issues that are affecting many people; low-pay, cuts in benefits, homelessness and discrimination.
The first round of guests to rise up for revolutionary debate are writers China Miéville, John Rees and Kate Evans at ‘Revolution’, Wednesday 3rd May. There will be comedy, music and verse from Henry Normal, Ian McMillan and Joanne Harris, revolutionary musical tales from Rough Trade founder Geoff Travis, with many more exiting guests still to be announced.
For more information, take a look at The Writing on the Wall website - www.wowfest.uk