Thursday 25 March 2010

Kitchen table webcast from Glastonbury

This Easter Sunday a live discussion will be webcast from Glastonbury to the world.

Called The Kitchen Table, the event aims to merge theatre and discussion and will be broadcast as it happens over the internet on April 4th from 1pm to 8pm GMT.

You can see it live at The Assembly Rooms, High St, Glastonbury, England, or watch it on the web at

The organiser, artist and activist Brian Viziondanz, described the event as "pregnant with possibility". He said: "The Kitchen Table is a fully interactive participatory event, an experimental discussion forum."

The Kitchen Table will be a blending of theatre and discussion, where there is no audience as such, as everyone is welcome to be involved.

Those who are watching on the web at will be able to interact with the discussions through twitter, which will be projected on a large screen in the venue. These contributions will be fed into the ongoing discussions and back out through the webcast, maximising the potential synergy of the event

At the event, a kitchen table will be situated in the centre of the floor surrounded by the audience. There will be 16 chairs at the table, which will be occupied by whoever wants to be there.

There will be a pot in which people can put subjects for discussion at the table. Every 30 minutes, one new subject will be randomly selected. Each person at the table can discuss the subject for 90 seconds then allow someone else to take it up if anyone wants to.

At the end of 30 minutes a five-minute summing up of the discussion will take place, then a new subject will be selected.

If the table is full and someone wishes to participate, someone at the table will be requested to surrender their place - drawing straws if necessary.

To create the feeling of a home kitchen table, participants are invited to bring food to share and there will be a bottomless coffee pot and teapot.

To cover expenses, a "magic hat" will be passed around for donations.

This is set to be the first of a series of experimental events in this genre. It will be videoed by five cameras and broadcast live over the internet. The video will also be edited down and distilled into capsules to be shown on Positive TV.

Positive TV is also encouraging people to host and video kitchen table events in their home town and upload them to the positive TV website.

To get more of an idea of what will happen , you can watch thee video: Pregnant with Possibility - The Kitchen Table at

See also: What is the kitchen table? at

You can also follow on twitter

This is a joint project between Gungho Media, positive TV, and World shift see:

For more details, contact Brian Viziondanz on 07886009153

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