Theatre Bristol Bulletin 12th May 2017 (the hit the ground running edition)

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Theatre Bristol Bulletin: 12th May 2017 (the hit the ground running edition)

So after much galavanting about up and down the country, I’m back home taking stock of all things Bristolian, and feeling rather energised by all that’s happening in the city right now.

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For starters, some great shows are opening in the city this week including Firebird’s A Spark and a Beating Heart at Trinity Centre. Firebird Theatre are a unique group of disabled theatre-makers, spanning generations. Their experiences tell stories of shifting attitudes towards difference and disability; of understanding and ignorance, and all shows are BSL interpreted.

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Also, Idiot Child’s are kicking off their UK tour of What if the Plane Falls out of the Sky? at the Loco Klub. It’s on until Saturday only. Just go. Meanwhile Medea has just started it’s three week run at Bristol Old Vic and Viv Gordon’s I am Joan is on for one night only (Saturday 13th) at Circomedia. 

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Now, if you’re into making things happen, there’s an array of producing jobs going right now including a part time producer/marketing officer position with The Devil’s Violin Company (deadline May 28th) and a Senior Producer position with In Between Time (deadline 2nd June). And as you know from last week’s newsletter our administrator Sophie is leaving and applications are now open.

Now as part of a growing national network aimed at supporting mothers who are artists there’s a Mothers Who Make in Bristol gathering on Wednesday 17th May, for mothers working in any discipline and at any stage of their careers. This sounds like a really important initiative and it’s really great to see it taking root in Bristol. Staying in the family department, Adesola Akinleye and Dancing Strong will be delivering children’s dance workshops as part of the Trinity Garden Party this Sunday (14th May) ahead of their summer tour of Ila, a performance devised with schools and museums.

And if you fancy some reading in the early Spring sun, our director of research Tanuja Amarasuriya has written a couple of blogs reflecting on her time at the Informal European Theatre Meeting (IETM): The Precarious Position of the Artist and The Maze of Cultural Mobility. TOTALLY worth a read. Also, Katy Noakes has reported back on her time as a Theatre Bristol Agent at Pavillion Dance South West’s New Tech: New Movement: New Future.

And last but not least, giving you the head’s up that starting in November, we will be running a second set of Action Learning Group, an opportunity to to raise, discuss and learn about any issue that is significant for you with a small group of people and guided by a skilled individual.

Until next time,


Laura for Theatre Bristol




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