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PUSSY RIOT is a Russian feminist protest art collective based in Moscow.

Since forming in 2011, this iconic Russian feminist punk rock performance art collective are a powerful force for protest, on themes including feminism, LGBT rights and opposition to Vladimir Putin. In the face of Russian aggression in Ukraine, they find themselves more relevant and vital than ever. We are delighted that Pussy Riot will kick off our season with a 10-day-long residency, including live gigs, workshops and broadcasts

Riot Days show is produced by Alexander Cheparukhin and directed by Yury Muravitsky – one of the leading Russian theatre directors, now the artistic director of legendary Taganka Theatre in Moscow. The show is an innovative combination of live music, theatre and video. It’s a personal story of Alyokhina as a member of Pussy Riot: actions in Red Square and the Cathedral, arrest, court, prison. The content of the show changes frequently.  It adds new episodes and new songs.  The prosecution of political prisoners, Russian aggression against Ukraine, all this is reflected in the project.

Riot Days has toured all over the world, it gave more than 200 performances in most of Europe, USA, Brazil, Australia and New Zealand.  The project has received prestigious international awards, including Herald Angel Award and Total Theatre Award of Edinburgh Festivals.

The Gulbenkian reviews

“New revolutionary electronic punk opera.”

The Sydney Herald

“poetic, razor-sharp and disarmingly witty. Riot Days convinced me that gigs still have the power to move the masses.”

The Guardian

“Swaggering, throbbing gig by Pussy Riot… A ragged mix of performance art, poetry and bone-crunching trash-can tunes.”

The Times
Pussy Riot: Riot Days

Wed 14 - Sat 24 September

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ART31 takes its name from Article 31 of the UN Convention on the Rights of a Child, which states that ‘Children have the right to relax and play, and to join in a wide range of cultural, artistic and other recreational activities’.

ART31 is a vision created with, by, and for young people in Kent, championing the belief that all children and young people have an entitlement to access high quality arts and culture, to empower them to achieve their creative potential, and to genuinely engage young people as equal partners in any decision making that affects them.

The ART31 Youth Board is made up of young people from across Kent aged 13-25 who steer its governance, and influence policy and practice across the county and beyond, challenging the creative sector to examine existing ways of working and integrate young people into the core of their practice.

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