OWEN JONES | PREVIEW
Owen Jones, a well-known columnist, political activist, and author, renowned for his strong opinions on the injustices people face every day will be making his way to Cardiff this month. He was described by Gay Times magazine as a “prominent voice for the LGBT community”, fighting against sexism and homophobia both on the streets and in his columns (such as in The Guardian). He has written several articles also defending Muslims and attacking Islamophobia and anti-Semitism, along with fuelling many heated debates on the likes of Donald Trump, Jeremy Corbyn, and the 2016 EU Referendum. Jones believes in standing up for what you believe is right, which led him to want to express his views at venues all over the country.
Jones’ show will be discussing the widening inequalities and injustices faced by millions all over the globe, every day, asking the big questions about government, culture, and the interests of working people. He talks about building and sustaining a better society with happier communities, and the things we can all individually do to make society a nicer place for everyone. You know those people at the top, greedy for millions of pounds for themselves whilst not batting an eyelid for those working people struggling at the bottom? Yep, Jones will focus on that especially, pointing out the corruption of it all and coming up with do-able alternatives. If you want to go somewhere and leave more opinionated then you went in, then this is the show for you. Jones asks in his show, entitled The Politics of Hope how societies can be restructured to be built on the interests of working people, by looking at alternatives from across the world and end the ongoing injustice and inequality in an age of austerity. Having won accolades like the 2013 Political Book Award for Young Writer of the Year and the 2012 Stonewall Journalist of the Year Award, the Guardian columnist and author of Chavs and The Establishment seeks to provide answers in a time of uncertainty.
Owen Jones: The Politics of Hope, The Sherman Theatre, Cardiff. Wed 30 Nov. Tickets: £12. Info: 029 2064 6900/ www.shermantheatre.co.uk
words AMY-ANNE WILLIAMS photo LINDA NYLIND