‘Bhopal To Bridgehampton’ Charity Fundraiser – University of Roehampton, 2nd May 2014
“BHOPAL TO BRIDGEHAMPTON: A THEATRICAL RESPONSE TO TRAGEDY AND DISASTER TOURISM”
The 2nd year drama students at the University of Roehampton are staging a charity fundraising performance for The Bhopal Medical Appeal, based on a fascinating experimental essay by Paul Antick called ‘Bhopal to Bridgehampton: Schema for a Disaster Tourism Event’.
The theatrical performance will be followed by drinks reception and The Politics of Disaster Representation panel discussion. I’m very pleased to be invited to join the panel, where I will be previewing a selection of my Bhopal: Facing 30 images.
The full panel lineup includes Jennifer Parker-Starbuck (Project tutor and Chair), Colin Toogood (Bhopal Medical Appeal), Dr. Michelle Lamb (Director, Crucible Centre for Human Rights Research), Jonathan Skinner (ed. ‘Writing the Dark Side of Travel’), Paul Antick (scholar, author, photographer), Francesca Moore (photographer: ‘Bhopal: Facing 30’), and 2nd yr STP Drama students.
An online version of Paul Antick’s article can be found on the Journal of Visual Culture here.
When: 2nd May, 7-7.30pm Drinks: 7.30-8pm Discussion: 8-9pm
Where: Jubilee Theatre, Digby Stuart College, University of Roehampton
Note: If you wish to give money to the Bhopal Medical Appeal then please visit the students’ ‘Just Giving’ page here.