Friday 18 March, 10am – 5pm
Salisbury Playhouse, Activate Performing Arts, Theatre Bristol and Take Art invite anyone working in theatre* in the South West to come together for a day to celebrate the launch of Theatre Fest West.
Expect a day of lively, meaningful conversations to share ideas about opportunities for the future. Join artists and industry professionals from across the South West who will lead discussions and sessions, give talks, present case studies and facilitate lots of opportunities for ideas sharing. These include exploring new touring models, breaking down producing hierarchies, cultivating sustainable practice and celebrating theatre in the South West. And please bring your ideas too. This day is about thinking around corners and working together to make even more brilliant work for audiences across the region.
* by theatre, we mean any kind of live performance - dance, circus, puppetry, live art. By anyone we mean anyone making theatre happen in any way, including producers/ theatre makers/ programmers/ promoters/ funders/ directors/ writers/ artists
Speakers/session leaders include: Nikki McCretton; artist and performer and owner of Lyric Theatre, Bridport, Stephanie Jalland from Hoodwink, Gareth Machin from Salisbury Playhouse, Katie Keeler and Mel Scaffold from Theatre Bristol, Sarah Peterkin and Mark Heylar from Take Art and Phil Hindson from Arts Council England.
The symposium will be followed by a rehearsed reading of Stand Fast’s Motherland by Silva Semerciyan at 5pm and a showing of Theatre Ad Infinitum’s brand new pieceBucket List at 7.45pm