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Small Plays about Big Society

On 19 July 2010, David Cameron outlined his plans for the “Big Society”, exhorting ideas of liberalism, empowerment, freedom and responsibility. He placed community engagement and social action at the heart of a major cultural change. But what does this mean in real terms? In these straitened times, how will the “Big Society” affect ordinary people in the UK?

Capital asked five writers to respond to Cameron’s call for “people power” in his vision of a utopian new way of thinking…

The Watched Sea by Vanessa Oakes
Nine Lives by Simon Andrew Stirling
Social Order by Claire Bennett
Standing Out of the Light by Sarah Grochala
City Loving by Keith R Lindsay