Do You Know Who We Are is a 10-15 minuet spoken word play that explores the Northern Working Class experience in 2022. The piece is set a protest taking place in Newcastle City Centre, under Grey's Monument, where one woman speaks her piece before the protest is cut short.
Do you know who we are? We are in the words we speak, but what is speech when it's not free? A voice of a region is being taken, and it's time to stand under Grey's Monument and tell the world who we are. A spoken-word protest about a future which is far too close to reality.
Cast: Becky Clayburn
Lizzie Lovejoy is a working-class, story-telling artist based in the North East of England. Using a mix of written-works,illustration and spoken-word, Lovejoy explores the heart and soul of this region, observing, writing and visually interpreting our stories and histories. Born in the North, Lovejoy has dedicated their life to celebrating and exploring the culture and heritage of the local area. From spoken word performances at festivals and rural venues, to visual art exhibitions in Northern spaces, Lovejoy creates work for and inspired by the people they surround themselves with, as well as their own personal experiences.