CHOW Special: Ian Gorst and Kit Ashton in Conversation
JERSEY IDENTITY: REFLECTING ON POLITICS, FAITH AND HOPE
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Jersey's Chief Minister Ian Gorst and Kit Ashton, Musician, Filmmaker and Reform Protest Singer, reflect together on Jersey culture, identity, faith, politics and the future with musical performances from Kit.
What happens when someone from the world of music, culture and radical politics comes together with the head of the island's political establishment to discuss the nature of Jersey Identity? In a one of a kind public conversation two men who inhabit very different worlds will join us at CHOW to exchange ideas on what is worth celebrating about our shared home, and what needs shaking up. Join us for music food and conversation.
One of our passions is bringing together groups that would not normally talk to each other to explore new and interesting ways to meet the challenges of our age. In many people’s eyes, Kit - who is an activist and protest singer - and the Chief Minister are at opposite ends of the political spectrum. We plan to explore the common ground between their perspectives and explore the way that the arts, faith and culture can transcend traditional politics and take us towards a better way of understanding ourselves as an island.
The dialogue will focus on questions such as “What is Jersey Identity, and does it even exist?”, “What aspects of Jersey culture do you hope to see preserved and what would you like to see shaken up?”, “How do the arts, culture and faith shape Jersey Identity?” and “How do you assess the influence of new political movements such as Reform Jersey”. The event includes lunch and there will be musical performances from Kit.
The event is open to all, the entry fee of £5 covers a simple lunch and the timings are designed to fit into an hour’s lunch break. Places are limited and those interested in attending can register here