University of Hertfordshire

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People Power Passion

Research output: Non-textual formPerformance

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Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jul 2019
EventPEOPLE POWER PASSION OUTDOOR SPECTACULAR - Luton Town Hall, Luton, United Kingdom
Duration: 19 Jul 2019 → …


On Friday 19 & Saturday 20 July 2019, Luton town centre was taken over by music, performances, singing and art to celebrate 100 years from the Peace Day Riots.In 1919, as the town hall burned, rioters danced in the street. In 2019, we returned to the very same spot.Exactly 100 years after it burned, People Power Passion will take over the front of the Town Hall. Extraordinary acts of resistance around the world and in Luton will be explored through a spectacle of music, dance and light.An extraordinary act of art and resistance happened on the night of Friday 19 July 1919. After riots broke out and the Town Hall was set alight, the people of Luton broke into a nearby music store, dragged out pianos and danced and sung whilst illuminated by flames. This year the pianos return in a riotous celebration of the music, dance, cultures and communities of the people that call Luton home.Exactly 100 years after it burned, People Power Passion took over the front of the Town Hall with a riot of music, dance and projections.


Rob Godman was commissioned to create sound design for the live PPP show. This is included writing custom code allowing live performance of cues, segues, music and sound design. It allowed seamless integration with live musicians, dancers and actors.

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