We are one of the best Guardian portraits of 2020!
When photographer Christopher Thomond took Tess' photo in Leeds Playhouse we thought we were about to open a musical. Then a pandemic happened. So imagine our surprise to scroll past Kier Starmer, Isabella Rossolini, Samuel L Jackson, Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen and see her face as one of the best! Take a look here.
Webcare session: Can anyone be a politician?
We're excited to be co-hosting a webcare session with our partners and Say Yes to Tess funders the European Cultural Foundation. Our take on this weekly webcare session hosted by ECF and joined by participants across Europe from a range of different sectors will use Tess' experience of UK democracy as a framework by which to focus on activism, art and culture - what now and what next?
Register your interest on the Facebook event and join this webcare via Zoom on Friday morning at 10am (UK) / 11am (Amsterdam).
Leeds Playhouse closed and
Say Yes to Tess postponed
We're really sad to announce that we've had to stop rehearsing Say Yes to Tess and our run at our brilliant partner Leeds Playhouse has been postponed. Rehearsing, even during this mad time, was amazing fun so thanks to our brilliant team. We can't wait to share our musical with you in a happy and healthy virus free future. In the meantime we are sending you and the magnificent Leeds Playhouse all our best wishes. Stay home!
'The Dales are alive! Say Yes to Tess sets Yorkshire politics to music.'
'I made it specifically for people who think politics isn't for them.'
We're democracy pioneers!
Over the moon to announce we've been selected as a winner of NESTA's new Democracy Pioneers. We are 1 of 19 UK organisations who will help more people engage with democracy when trust is at an all time low.