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Help! I think I’m a Nationalist

Sat 04 Mar 2023


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Age 16+ | 65 mins


£10* (£8)* | £5* students/under 25s



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Help! I think I’m a Nationalist

Seamas Carey

Who am I?
Where do I belong?
And who should I vote for?

Cornwall is at a tipping point. House prices soar, the population shifts, tensions rise. Some people see it as a separate nation, whilst others see it
as a prime holiday destination and playground for the rich.

Seamas Carey is confused.

He is desperately trying to understand.

He’s watched a wave of gentrification sweep through his rural hometown. There’s nowhere to live, yet second homes stand empty. He wishes Cornwall was more welcoming and inclusive, but watches “up country” money sow division and suspicion.

Could closing borders and nationalism be the answer?
Where’s the line between pride and power?
What happens when it all goes
too far?

Seamas needs help. He needs your help.


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Seamas Carey is a Cornish artist/bloke best known for the run away-success podcast series The Reason Why, a humorous and thought provoking exploration of the social issues and culture wars of contemporary Cornwall.

His other work includes; Pagan Pandemonium: The Outdoor Games, I Wish I Was A Standing Stone and Seamas Carey Meets His 4 Year Old Self (Emma Rice’s 2019 theatre high light, The Guardian). He also conducts Cornwall’s first alternative male voice choir, Men Are Singing. In 2020 he was the winner of the Maurice O’Connell Bursary Award and
he exhibited work at Tate St Ives in 2021.

As a multi-instrumentalist (accordion, piano, double bass, bagpipes) Seamas has worked for ten years as a composer, performer, choir leader, musical director, puppeteer, silent film pianist and piano tuner. He grew up in Cornwall where he still lives, but has toured throughout the world with theatre productions by Wildworks, Kneehigh and Sally Cookson


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