No One Belongs Here More Than You | Performative Reflections on Eastern Europeans

Join us for an evening of tolerance, friendship and performances containing genuine Eastern Europeans. RCC presents two comedy skits highlighting attitudes some people have regarding Eastern Europeans and prefer to conceal behind an awkward smile. As much as we may dislike them, people tend to place themselves and the others in categories that sometimes need a reshuffle.


Concept/ text/ devised by There There

Devised as a museum piece consisting of two live exhibits, Eastern Europeans for Dummies leads the audience through the story of the pair by an audio recording of a museum guide narrator. Drawing from guides such as How to speak English in Two weeks and For Dummies books, the piece blends thought-provoking facts about Eastern Europeans as a cohort with satirical elements that place the show on the border between offence and comedy. Revolving around the idea of public display and public identity it mashes up preconceptions of Eastern and Western Europeans alike in the hope of revealing glimpses of the failed multiculturalism.

THERE THERE is a 50% Romanian, 50% Serbian product made out of Dana Olarescu and Bojana Jankovic. Their work includes performances for studios and gallery spaces, one-on-ones and sound installations and explores how social changes and politics influence our everyday lives. They’ve been commissioned by the Museum of London, developed work at the Basement, Brighton and performed around the UK, including STK, Brunel Museum, and InExclusion Festival.

Eastern Europeans For Dummies – Is It About Sex Trafficking? was possible with the help of Richard Cunningham, voice over and Nikola Zivojinovic, sound designer.



Concept/ text/ devised by A News Thought


‘50% of Britain will be Eastern European by 2018.’

On May 3rd 2012 an article is released by the renowned publication The World of News, propagating fear and unnecessary race hate with its foretelling of an immigration invasion soon to hit Britain.  On The Line: Media takes the form of a news broadcast show, we meet the guests and we hear the parts they had to play in this story.  Expect hard-hitting journalism, radical facts and figures and many lists of three.

‘On The Line: Media’ is the product of the company A News Thought which has gathered a great following through its videos addressing current social and political issues.  A News Thought’s up-to-date political satire seems to fill a gap in the current comedy market and especially for their generation. It’s not all heavy stuff though, the satirical comedy makes their work accessible not only to an audience that is politically minded, but to those who may have become disinterested or disengaged with current affairs.

A NEWS THOUGHT is made up of Helen Bauer (Writer/Director), Louise Bastock (Writer), Saskia Lortz (Producer), Ed Yelland and Will Simpson.

The event will be followed by a reception sponsored by Deli Twist.
Deli Twist is a patisserie serving freshly baked pretzels and pastries and also sweet and savoury twisters

Duration 18 July 2013 - 18 July 2013
Times 6:30pm
Cost Free
Venue Ratiu Family Foundation/ Romanian Cultural Centre
Address Manchester Square, 18 Fitzhardinge Street London W1H 6EQ, ,
Contact / /

Related Events

Jerry Kaye - Look good, feel good
Follow Artlyst on Instagram
Artlyst Benefit screen prints by Simon Patterson. Exclusive Editions
Open Source Salon with Hauser and Wirth - A new monthly discussion group
Advertise your next show on Artlyst from £200 per week