By 2016 the richest 1% will own more than the rest of the world put together.ﾠIn the UK over 30% of MPs attended private school, as did 70% of top judges, 62% of senior army officers and 25% of BBC senior execs - but only 7% of the population went to these schools.ﾠDespite being 51% of the global population,ﾠwomen hold just 22% of all parliamentary seats.
Privilege was a creative investigation into power and entitlement - what it means to us personally, how we use it when we have it, and what the human impact is upon those whose lives are affected by it.
Together with Lou Brodie, the Women’s Creative Company staged three performances of Privilege. These performances were presented in Partnership with Platform and tool place at The Bridge on the 20th and 21st of April, 2016.
A Moment’s Peace also ran satellite projects with women’s groups across Glasgow. The groups used different art forms to explore what privilege means to them, both as individuals and communities. The work created was exhibited at Platform alongside the production. Workshops were delivered by Vickie Beesley, Maryam Hamidi and Rosie Reid.
Groups involved include the Bridgeton Community Learning Campus, AMINA (The Muslim Women’s Resource Centre, HM Corton Vale -Scottish Prisons Service, One Parent Families Scotland group in Maryhill, Priesthill Women Loud and Proud.
The groups created banners, audio recordings, films and other artworks. Plans are underway to tour the Privilege exhibition to venues across Scotland.
By LOU BRODIE AND The Women’s Creative Company
"The class were completely absorbed from start to finish. It was a very powerful and thought provoking performance created in a way that is accessible to all. One of the best educational productions I have seen."
Teacher, Craigroyston Primary
"It was great being immersed in the play and the children really enjoyed seeing it from this viewpoint. I was really impressed with the discussions the children had afterwards and would definitely be interested in seeing future productions from A Moment’s Peace."
Teacher, Craigour Park
"Creative, engaging, fun, beautiful and thought provoking!"
Teacher, Haghill Primary
"That was like a brilliant episode of Doctor Who. Glob’s obviously The Doctor!"
Primary 7 pupil
FUNDED and SUPPORTED BY:
Privilege has been funded by Glasgow Life, Creative Scotland, The Robertson Trust, Violence Against Women Implementation Group.