This video was filmed in Bradford by Jack King and Michelle Wren as part of an R&D on Nationalisation! It was then screened at a performance in Gurnos, Merthyr, South Wales.
Nationalisation! Was a community-led performance where we asked the people of Gurnos, Merthyr, to suspend their disbelief and imagine that last night we together, collectively reclaimed control of our public services and they are now ran by the community. The performance is a party where we celebrate taking back out public services with the community and imagine a different world with a different set of rules. It is idealistic and left-wing and playful and daft.
Made by Common Wealth. Nationalisation! involved live music, performances and text written by local people in the community and a shared choreography performed by 4-80 year olds. There was also a 100 metre inflatable pipe and cheese and pineapple on sticks.
The Understanding last night was:
1. Nobody would stop you
2. There was no personal gain
3. Anyone of any age could be involved
4. People worked together
5. Only public utilities were involved
6. There was no violence and no destruction