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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News

The Architecture Centre appoints Sarah James as Director

Press Release from The Architecture Centre

Posted on 08.05.17 | Categories:

Blog – Getting the inside out

Tanuja Amarasuriya on her new role as Director of Research at Theatre Bristol and how it helps us share more of the good stuff.

Posted on 05.05.17 | Categories: communication, blog, thinking, sharing, artists

Blog – IETM 1: The precarious position of the artist

Artists in Flanders are facing many of the same socio-economic challenges as those in the UK. At IETM, Tanuja Amarasuriya found out more about the impact that's having, and useful ways to work better together.

Posted on 05.05.17 | Categories: blog, commentary, artist, business, research, socio-economic

Blog – IETM 2: The Maze of Cultural Mobility

Tanuja Amarasuriya, Director of Research at Theatre Bristol, reflects on one of the most interesting sessions at the recent IETM plenary in Bucharest, and asks if we can start trying to navigate cultural identities rather than solve them?

Posted on 05.05.17 | Categories: cultural mobility, international, ietm, touring, exchange

What's On

SuperMe Viki Browne 12 May

Venue: The Wardrobe Theatre
Full Price: Pay what you decide

Superme_flyer_thumb A celebration devised by Stepping Out Members We have been othered, labelled, put into boxes and left outside in the cold.Because we have struggled.Because at times, it has bee…

Posted by Olivia Ware | 05.05.17 | Categories: mental health

The Marked Theatre Témoin 11 May 13 May

Venue: Tobacco Factory Theatres
Full Price: £13.00
Concession Price: £9.00

Marked_crop_thumb International company Theatre Témoin wowed us with The Fantasist, as part of Bristol Festival of Puppetry. Now Tobacco Factory Theatres presents their crit…

Posted by Tobacco Factory Theatres | 06.12.16

Mummy Monster By Liz Hart & Lady Strong's Bonfire 13 May

Venue: Club Room, Long Ashton Community Centre
Full Price: £10.00

Mummy_monster_thumb Mummy Monster is written and performed by Liz Hart and co-produced with Lady Strong’s Bonfire. It is about one woman’s journey from a seeming state of balance into a…

Posted by Long Ashton Community Centre | 13.04.17 | Categories: feminist theatre, motherhood, parenthood, dark comedy

True Brits Written by Vinay Patel 16 May 19 May

Venue: Hamilton House
Full Price: £10.00

True_brits_a5_flyer_front_thumb London 2012.  The country is euphoric.  And together.TRUE BRITS captures the heartache caused by the devastating actions of a handful of people. Moving between the aft…

Posted by Ed | 13.04.17 | Categories: play, hamilton, house, vinay

Jobs

Lighting Designer & Technician – deadline extended

Open for discussion

Into The Woods Lighting Designer and PA/AV Technician for ​Into the Woods Tour     Date posted: ​22nd April 2017 Closing date: ​28th May 2017 Start…

Keywords: lighting designer, technician, outdoor tour, storytelling

Director of Dance

up to £30,900 (£24,720 pro rata) based on experience

Take Art Hours: 4 days/29.6 hours per week (initial one year contract) Salary: up to £30,900 (£24,720 pro rata) based on experience. …

Keywords: dance, manager, development, arts

Assistant Facilitator / Director

£1500 project fee, travel and accommodation paid

Assistant Facilitator / Director Stafford Gatehouse Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat  31st July – 19th August Travel and Accommodation…

Keywords: assistant director, facilitator

Arts Officer

£26,822 – £30,153 pro rata

Bristol Arts Team Bristol City Council’s Arts Officers work within the Arts and Events team to support the development and delivery of city-wide Arts. We are …

Keywords: arts, officer, culture

Opportunities

FREE Introductory Creative Arts Therapies event

City of Bristol Come and find out more about the Creative Arts Therapies Studies Foundation Degree. Creative Arts Therapies and Arts in Health use art, drama, musi…

Keywords: training, workshop, fun

RISE Youth Dance is opening it's doors for a day!

RISE Youth Dance Use the day to see what RISE is all about, join us for a class, different styles, learning some rep and meeting new people! Meet RISE Director Hel…

Keywords: dance, training, development, fun

Clowning Workshop – An introductory day to the art of clown in Exeter

NOSThree Do you want to laugh a whole day? Do you want to bring more siliness into your life? Do you want to play freely without any judgements? Do you w…

Keywords: clowning, workshop, fun, play, pre-expressive

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