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Universality Challenge is a game show that playfully explores supposedly universal experiences; examining those all-important questions that shape our view of the world, like 'Is happiness a cigar called Hamlet?', 'Does the film Free Willy explore free will?' and 'Do they drink Um Bongo in the Congo?'
Using the recognisable format of the classic British TV show 'University Challenge', participants went head-to-head in a battle to win the title of 'Loughborough Universality Challenge', in front of a live audience. The quiz show brought together a University team versus a local team, with Yara as host. It challenged universality, asking is what's good for the goose, good for the gander?
Yara El-Sherbini is London based artist. Her inter-disciplinary work uses site, context and audience to playfully explore art and life. From hosting pub quizzes to stand-up in comedy venues, she uses humour and popular culture to engage her viewers. Universality Challenge was first commissioned and produced by Chelsea Theatre, London. Universality Challenge is managed by Artsadmin.