On Saturday we’ll be launching The Happiness Project in Jill. For the next month we’ll be exploring happiness – and how we might make people on our high streets smile more. We’ll also be encouraging everyone who visits Jill to tell (or show!) us something that makes them happy – and, over the course of the month, we’ll be using these to transform some of the space.
To celebrate the launch of The Happiness Project – and get us thinking about what might make each of us happy – we’ve got some free performances for you. There’s no need to book – just turn up and, in the spirit of things which make us happy, we’ll be providing free tea and biscuits to all audience members.
Joseph Mills Presents…Reasons For Listing: 16 Facts and One Story About Things That Make Me Happy
(Saturday 16th – 12.30pm, 2.00pm and 4.00pm. Sunday 17th – 12.30pm, 2.00pm and 3.30pm, 25 mins)
Joseph’s here to tell you a story.
It’s a story about the internet, and living on your own for the first time, and taking photos, and Mums, and a friend named Penny who is an internet-friend and not a friend-friend, and having a favourite seat in the library, and Arsenal mugs, and Albert Einstein, and lists. A lot of lists.
Joseph’s also here to ask: ‘what makes you happy?’
With a little help from everyone who has contributed to The List of Things That Make Us Happy so far we present Joseph’s story of growing up, being different and the things that make us happy.
Written by Corinne Furness, Directed by Estelle Buckridge and Performed by Andy Kelly, Reasons For Listing is a 25 minute performance created for libraries, shops and other public places and will be making its South London debut at Jill.