Chris Cooke’s Free Speech
It’s a free speech about free speech – a spoken word show from Chris Cooke at Edinburgh Fringe 2016
Publisher Chris Cooke always saw free speech as a fundamental right, but then started arguing that Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines should be banned. So what is free speech exactly? And is it ever right to censor?
Chris Cooke’s Free Speech is a free speech about free speech, exploring what UK law says about freedom of expression, recent controversies around freedom of speech, and when – if ever – it is right to censor.
• What UK law actually says about free speech.
• What limitations the law places on your freedom of expression.
• What happens when free speech rights collide with privacy rights.
• What happens when people abuse their free speech rights.
• Why British radio should have banned Blurred Lines!
Chris Cooke’s Free Speech returns to the Edinburgh Fringe this August
Friday 26 & Saturday 27 August, 10.30am-11.30am
theSpace @ Symposium Hall
Chris Cooke’s Free Speech premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe 2015.
Read a column Chris wrote about his show for his Edinburgh Festival magazine ThreeWeeks here
And listen to an interview he did with Fringe Review’s Paul Levy here.