LSBU Theatre-making Symposium 2016 - The Art, The Artist and The Audience

LSBU Theatre-making Symposium 2016 - The Art, The Artist and The Audience

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Tickets are just £6/£4.

Hosted by the School of Arts and Creative Industries at London South Bank University.

This year guest speakers booked include Gregory Nash (British Council, Director of Arts, Wider Europe), Sade Banks (Barbican Creative Learning and CEO of Sour Lemons), playwright and theatre-maker Tim Crouch, theatre director Zoe Waterman, and Neil Darlison (Director – Theatre for Arts Council England). The event is hosted by Simon Pittman (LSBU / Freelance Director / Practitioner at Frantic Assembly) and more guest artists are being booked.  This year’s program includes the use of Open Space Technology, an artists’ panel on art and audience, and key note presentations. 

Symposium Program Schedule: Monday 24th October, 9.30am - 6.30pm:

09.30 - 09.45: Coffee, biscuits and a welcome introduction from Simon Pittman

09.45 - 11.15: Gregory Nash, Director of Arts Wider Europe, British Council: A session about the British Council and what it does, working with venues and artists followed by a discussion and wider question and answer session.

Gregory Nash has built a detailed knowledge and diverse practice in the arts as a performer, theatre-maker, producer and then as an artistic director and chief executive of major venues. He is now Director of Arts (Wider Europe) for the British Council helping to create links and relationships across Europe and to help artists develop their work.

11.15 - 11.30 Break

11.30 - 13.15: Discussions and Open Space: Various discussions happening simultaneously followed by a brief Open Space session where delegates can suggest topic to be discussed. Symposium delegates can join / choose from as they wish. You can attend one, float between several of just chat to someone else over a coffee! A great opportunity to discuss a range of topical subjects.

11.30: 'Open Space' Introduction and setting topics

11.40 - 12.20

  • Area A (Edric Theatre): Art and collaboration between Europe and Britain (Chaired by Gregory Nash)
  • Area B (Edric Theatre): What are we doing engagement in the arts? (chair Sade Banks-Brown)
  • Area C (Edric Theatre): Taking my theatre and performance into teaching and education (chaired by Dawn Ingleson)
  • Area E (Studio 1): How to survive as a freelance artist (Chaired by Zoe Waterman) 
  • Area G (Green Room): What is a good idea and where does it come from? (Chair TBC)

12.20 - 13.00

  • Area A (Edric Theatre): TBC
  • Area B (Edric Theatre): TBC
  • Area C (Edric Theatre): TBC
  • Area D (Edric Theatre): TBC
  • Area E (Studio 1): TBC
  • Area F (Studio 1): TBC
  • Area G (Green Room): TBC
  • Area H (Green Room): TBC

13.00 - Finishing the session

13.15 - 14.15: Lunch Break

14.15 - 15.30: Artists and The Arts Council: Neil Darlison (Director: Theatre): A presentation from Director of Theatre Neil Darlison on Arts Council England and how to frame and present your work as an artist to the Arts Council. Neil will then be joined by a freelance theatre-maker/producer and Simon Pittman for a brief Q&A on working with the Arts Council.

15.30 - 15.45: Break

15.45 - 17.30: Theatre-Maker Panel - The Art, The Artist and The Audience: Guest Artists booked so far: Tim Crouch (playwright, theatre-maker and actor), Sade Banks-Brown (CEO of Sour Lemons / Creative Learning Manager at The Barbican), Zoe Waterman (freelance theatre director) Elena Marchevska (performance artist and academic) and more TBC. Chaired by Simon Pittman (Theatre-maker and movement director).

A discussion with a group of artists currently working in the arts and theatre-making at various stages of their careers, and from a range of perspectives. The discussion will cover working with, and approaching partners, where an idea comes from and how to realise it, identifying and considering your audience.

17.30 - 18.30: Drinks and networking

18.30: Ends.



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