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Lift Festival 2014 – This State of Independence Shall Be

June 25, 2014 @ 7:15 pm - 10:15 pm

‘Lift throws open a window to the world, bringing global stories to London and transforming the city into a stage…’

Throughout the festival The People Speak will be running, or working on, various events. They are hosted by the likes of Amy Lamé and other London notables. Mikey and Zsolti will be at each, knocking up instant visualisations and harvesting ideas for the concluding Who Wants to Be…? session on 26th June.

This State of Independence Shall Be

Experts in the art of declaring independence at Wiltons Music Hall featuring micronations, communes and subterranean living.

If you can’t change the world, escape it! Are people who found micronations, communes, transition towns, housing co-operatives or intentional communities, changing the world, or just cutting themselves off for it? What about local-currencies, community buy-outs and bit-coins? The evening will be compered by Michelle Madsen and Sam Berkson of Hammer and Tongue who will be joined by Dan Hancox author of The Village Against the World, Lise Autogena a Danish artist who left home at 17 to live in the Danish experimental community Christiania and Mike Harding the ambassador to the UK of Elgaland-Vargaland. In The Dark – a remarkable network of radio enthusiasts and producers – will curate a series of audio pieces on the theme of declaring independence, which will be played during the evening.

You can purchase tickets for each event on the lift website

Other Lift events The People Speak will be at:

26 June – Who Wants to Be …? The Change They Want to See


June 25, 2014
7:15 pm - 10:15 pm


Wilton’s Music Hall
1 Graces Alley (off Ensign St) London E1 8JB United Kingdom