Sam’s Spectacular Shows: Truth to Power Cafe

Wed 9 Oct, 2019
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You might recognise Sam Bates from our 30 Stories exhibition. He’s a big supporter of the work we do at Square Chapel, really loves going to shows, and recently started sharing his show reviews with us. Sam went to see the Truth to Power Café in October 2019. This show worked with a group of local people, giving them a platform to speak for five minutes in response to the question “Who/what has power over you and what do you want to say to them?” A question like that inevitably rouses strong feelings for some people, so it was an emotional experience for many. Here’s what Sam had to say:

“My name is Sam Bates, I attend the Next Step Trust, I am part of the Orange Box choir and a member of the Square Chapel team. We went to see the Truth To Power Café in Halifax at Square Chapel. I enjoyed the show, but it was upsetting. There was a girl called Nadia who was in a wheelchair who I really loved, I loved her voice and I loved the whole cast. When the shows finished I got a picture taken and met the full cast. The show made me cry, but I think people should watch it.”

Sam (left) with Jeremy Goldstein of London Artists Projects

You can see who took part in the Truth To Power Cafe at Square Chapel here.

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