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PERFORMANCE NIGHT: Oil, politics, poetry with Platform and Transition Durham, Sunday 28th June 7pm-11pm at EMPTY SHOP HQ  35c Framwellgate Bridge, Durham DH1 4SJ
Platform, Transition Durham and Metaceptive invite you to a special FREE event for 2015 connecting County Durham with Ogoniland in the Niger Delta.
Silence Would Be Treason: Between Nigeria and here by Platform
It is 20 years since the executions of Nigerian writer and campaigner Ken Saro-Wiwa and 8 Ogoni colleagues for protesting against oil pollution by Shell and others.
Shell still haven’t cleaned up 60 years of devastated soil and rivers. Campaigner Jane Trowell from Platform and performance poets Sai Murray and Selina Nwulu share their work on environmental justice through poetry, video, slides and music, and encourage you to ‘get the Bus to Nigeria’ to force change to happen.
De-Oiling Durham by Transition Durham
Screening of a film documenting their work to reduce Durham’s oil and fossil dependency plus live poetry from Mika Laiho and a discussion about local activism.
De-oiling Durham is a short film by members of Transition Durham and People and Planet, produced using zero-carbon techniques. It articulates the arguments for divestment from fossil fuels as well as surveying some local projects which contribute to energy descent and resilience. Excerpts available at

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