Theatre Bristol Bulletin 18th May 2017 (the are you registered? edition)

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Theatre Bristol Bulletin: 18th May 2017 (the are you registered? edition)

Hello –

Unless you’ve had your head in a bucket for the last month or you’ve rejected media, social or otherwise, you can’t have failed to notice there’s a general election campaign going on.


I’m sure everyone reading this is registered to vote, but if you’re not your voice won’t be heard and the future of the country will be decided by others, (Teresa or Boris fans for example). You have 4 days to register – by 11:59pm on 22 May 2017.

If you are going to be away from home on Election Day you can apply for a postal vote, the deadline for that is 5pm on 23 May 2017.

If you’re a student check out this app which will help you make the most of your vote.

OK – public announcement over. Here is my selection of TB news plus shows, opportunities, and jobs in the Bristol area this week.

mayDo you fancy coming to work for TB – we’re a lovely bunch, we often have cake, and we are looking for a part time administrator. Or if there’s an industry conference you’ve had your eye on apply to be a TB Agent. The first of our four deadlines this year is on 29th May. Read about the experiences of previous TB agents, including Helen Wilson, Jazlyn Pickney and Camille Barton at the Re:generations conference.

Have you got ideas or problems you need help with? If so Action Learning could be for you. TB are working with experienced Action Learning facilitator Sarah Pym to set up a second group. Action Learning is a powerful peer to peer learning tool, it gives you the chance to step outside of your professional role and see things from another perspective.

18May17Calling all parents working in performing arts. A couple of months ago the first meeting of the Bristol Theatre Parents Network took place, and it was decided to create a survey to see what parents really need and want out of the network. The survey will be open for 4 weeks, please pass on to anyone interested. There is also a BTPN Facebook Group, and yesterday the first Mothers Who Make meeting took place at Bristol Old Vic with 70 mothers, mothers-to-be and children attending. Mothers Who Make sessions will take place regularly; keep an eye on the Facebook page and TB.Net for more information.

A new scratch night, Draft, for young performers and theatre makers aged between 18 and 25 will take place at The Station on June 9th. The deadline for applications is May 26th.

PEAlso in June the popular PE classes are back. They explore the essentials of ensemble theatre practice and are co-hosted by The Plasticine Men and Tobacco Factory Theatres. Each of the three sessions will be led by a different South-West based Director

If you’re looking for business support then Prosper, a new Arts Council England-funded business support programme for the arts, museums and libraries could be worth a look. The programme is designed to improve confidence and capabilities with business planning and modelling, sustainability, diverse finance and funding streams and strategy.

18May17Finally, shows coming up include – Free Lunch With The StenchWench at The Wardrobe presented by Club Solo. The show addresses austerity, shame and class and is discussed by Catherine Hoffmann in this showcase; Rex the King by Wassail Theatre Company, the story of a Somerset darts champion who ruled the world, but lost it all… (what’s not to love); two shows by ACTA: It’s My Life which tells the story of two young British Somali women, and Gas Girls, the story of the women who made Mustard Gas in Bristol in World War 1;


and there’s just time to catch True Brits produced by Bristol-based Blue Brook Productions, at Hamilton House as part of a Spring tour. The show moves between the aftermath of the 7/7 bombings and the celebrations of the London Olympics and captures the heartache caused by the devastating actions of a handful of people.

By the way – if you or someone you know is not registered to vote you have 4 DAYS.

See you at the polling station,

Sarah for TB


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