Pirates of Carthage

Showcasing on stage and through social media 2 important momentum in the history of Tunisia

ResonanceFM hosts Pirates of Carthage!

London’s leading arts radio station, Resonance FM is hosting ‘The Pirates of Carthage”, a play about Tunisia, twitter and the power of people.

More precisely, the play is showcasing two stories of rebellion across the centuries in the same geographical location: Tunisia.

The Second being the Tunisian Revolution that ignited the Arab Spring by the End of 2010.

The First is about the Mercenary War in Carthage between 241-238 B.C. inspired from the novel Salambo by the French writer Gustav Flaubert (1821-80).

Well, Resonance FM has agreed to host the Pirates of Carthage crew for a live performance on it’s radio waves. If you are nearby London, make sure to tune your radio on 104.4 FM and if you’re away, you can follow the broadcast on [http://resonancefm.com/].

Save the date: 12th of January 8pm GMT.

You can follow this link: http://frenchriviera1988.com/ for a video live stream of the performance. We have some videos to play during the play.

We’re going to have all actors on the set for a radio live performance; then we’ll be opening the floor for questions or discussions on ideas raised by the play.

You can join the discussion on twitter! Please make sure to mention @danielkelly645 in your tweets to make sure your question is not missed.

We encourage you to use the following hashtag: #pCarthage.

Tweet us you questions and we’ll read it out live and have it answered.

About ResonanceFM:

“Somewhere in a far-away galaxy, there is a tiny pink planet. On that tiny pink planet, there are millions of eggs, and when they hatch, they will hatch millions of mute blind magnetic love monkeys”. Says Daniel Trilling, an Assistant Editor of the New Statesman.

He knows that because he has been listening to a half-hour programme of bizarre sci-fi prose-poetry called Hooting Yard (Wednesdays, 4pm) on Resonance FM.

Intriguing, isn’t it?

Since 2002, Resonance has been broadcasting from basement studios in central and south London, billing itself as the capital’s “first radio art station”. What this means in practice is a unique mix of avant-garde music and spoken-word programmes that has attracted upwards of 100,000 listeners and a raft of celebrity fans that includes Vic Reeves, Janet Street-Porter and Hari Kunzru. Adds Daniel.

“Its oldest presenter is a 73-year-old ex-bank robber, its youngest a 15-year-old schoolboy. Its programmes span the outer reaches of music, sound art, polemic and comedy. It has no problem with being deadly earnest and deadly funny”. Says David Stubbs, the guardian.

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