Church of Burn

We will not obey

Sun 8 Dec 2019

Church of Burn

 

Produced and presented by MBG and Church of the Cosmic Burn in collaboration with The Cockpit
Church of Burn at the Cockpit is the largest annual Ritual Mass Money Burn Event in the world.

In human history, Ritual Sacrifice has been pivotal in the ordering of economic relations and served to create civilisation, itself. We have forgotten this.

"Money gains strength through our obedience. The more we let ourselves be governed by money, the more power we grant it and the more the vulnerable suffer."

The Church of Burn redefines money and recasts our relationship with it. In Ritual it becomes a powerful sacrament - perhaps the most powerful of all. To burn money is to transgress its logic. It is an experience that is simultaneously, both symbolic and real. The act creates meaning that is accessible only by the doing of it. 

This year's event is the most extraordinary and expansive money burning event ever planned.
It's in three parts with a short break between each:

1. SYNOD - How to save the world.
hosted by BRETT SCOTT (author, journalist, campaigner) and featuring
DAVID GRAEBER (Prof Anthropology LSE, Occupy, author of Debt and Bullshit Jobs)
VINAY GUPTA (Mattereum, Ethereum, Inventor of the Iconic Burning Man Hexayurt)
DAN EDELSTYN (Fimmaker and Co-founder Hoe Street Central Bank)

2. SERVICE - Hymns, Confessional, Sermons, Sex Magic Invocation
SermonsDAISY CAMPBELL (Writer, Director, Counter-Cultural Icon & Bricklayer) + SPECIAL GUESTS
HymnsTHE NAKED GRACE MISSIONARIES + JOHN HORABIN (AOS3)
(Rob Burnham, Fayann Smith, Isabella Steinsdotter)
ConfessionalCARRIE THOMPSON (Hermetic Arts Actor & 5-Star Horror Festival favourite - April, Unburied, Anthology)
Sex Magic Invocation -  SARAH KERSHAW (Filmmaker, Musician, Actor, Model, Magician) 

3. RITUAL - Led by MBG
In the presence of THE STAFF [All Hail, The Staff!]
Soundscape by John Horabin based on Flinton Chalk's Cairn T 111Hz
Ceremonial Duties by Church of the Cosmic Burn & Pilgrims.

IN THE FOYER
Merchandise by Church of the Cosmic Burn.
The infamous Burning Issue Magazine will be on sale. Burners only.
'One of the most radical and heretical magazines ever published.'
Art & books from Rebel Not Taken's Cash is King Saatchi Exhibition
Bar Open until 10.30pm

The MONEY REBELLION is here.
Join us and Disobey the logic that rules your life. 

Please understand that for participants this is a serious and profund sacrificial ritual.
By attending you agree to show respect and consideration to those choosing to make sacrament.

18+ ONLY. Some Nudity and sexual references.

PLEASE NOTE: YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BURN MONEY! ALL ARE WELCOME, REGARDLESS. BUT WE VERY STRONGLY RECOMMEND YOU BRING CASH, JUST IN CASE!
(Note: Polymer notes burn well. But for traditionalists, this will be your last chance to burn a paper £20 before they are withdrawn. You must ONLY burn real money! It's fine to burn £, € or $ or any currency, but it should be the currency that you think of as money. If you just burn old holiday money, your act of sacrifice will be diminished.)

STATEMENT FROM PRODUCER
on the morality of money burning in the face of poverty and homelessness.

 

Sunday 8th December - 6:30pm. Doors 6pm

All Proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to St Mungo's  

Tickets:
All tickets: £5