A Future Fantastic

DD Beate reading Utopia

4th-20th July 2019, Theatre Delicatessen Sheffield

If we could create a better world, what would it look like?

How do we go about making it?

A Future Fantastic is a festival of protest, performance and utopia-building. We invite audiences to imagine, and start making a world which looks closer to paradise than apocalypse.

A Future Fantastic takes inspiration from the utopian ambitions of John Ruskin, a revolutionary of the Victorian age, who dared to imagine how we might create a society, not built on profit and careless consumption but on meaningful work, an appreciation of the natural world and art, and most importantly, happiness.
Today, climate change and conflict loom large, and 200 years on from his birth, Ruskin’s ideas are more important than ever.  Bringing artists, activists, academics and audiences
together, A Future Fantastic explores what utopia might look like now, and how we might get there.  Join us for performances, conversations and workshops that invite you to cast off your fears for the future and build a better one.

The festival will include The People’s Palace of Possibility- our brand new performance installation. Other events include, 600 People by Third Angel, Imagining the Future of Work with Sarah Woods and a specially created circus performance from GreenTop Circus.

For more information about all events and tickets: https://www.theatredeli.co.uk/blogs/future-fantastic

A Future Fantastic Festival is presented by The Bare Project in collaboration with Ruskin in Sheffield, Centre for Understanding Sustainable Prosperity, Theatre Deli and The Guild of St  George. With special thanks to The JG Graves Trust.