Theatre Bristol Bulletin: 27th October 2016 (the newsletter with no name edition)
Good Morrow Newsfans,
This week’s newsletter is officially without theme. Sure, I could bang on about how the clocks will be changing, Theresa May’s Brexit gaff, how scientists have apparently figured out how to turn carbon dioxide into ethanol or how it’s X number of days until wrapped goods magically arrive under trees without the police being inundated with a billion burglary related calls about a fat man in a red suit smashing his way through chimneys. But you’re here for news. Art news no less. Lets go.
From Hengrove to Filton, the stories that lie hidden along the no.75 bus route are being brought to light in Bristol’s Big Night Out by writers, performers, poets, comedians, musicians and singers including Angie Belcher, Edson Burton, Kate Dimbleby, Liz Mytton, Hari Ramakrishnan, Stewart Wright and more. That’s on the 30th of October at Zion Bristol.
Sadly, I’ll be in IETM with some of the Theatre Bristol team next week, otherwise I would be camping out at the Wardrobe on the 2nd, 4th and 5th of the month to see this lot. A Girl & A Gun by Louise Orwin rides into the Wardrobe Theatre on the 2nd of November and hot on her heels is the frankly outstanding looking Interval Takeover on the 4th and the 5th. Interval (the fine looking people on the left) are an excellent collective of artists who work in an open plan, collective space hidden above St Nick’s Market. They will be filling corners and corridors of the Old Market Assembly with performance, dancing on the roof terrace, falling down the stairways and bursting out of the theatre and into the bar.
Another Bristol team that ply’s it’s trade above the hustle and bustle of St Nick’s market is MAYK. Purveyors of fine performance in all manner of places and producers of Mayfest, they are a team that are well worth meeting and you can do just that at their next MAYK Salon on November 10th at the Miners Arms in St Werburghs. There’s no agenda, no speaker, no theme to discuss. They’ll be in the pub, and you’re welcome to join them for a drink. And that’s it. Head down and see what happens. For those that don’t already know, the Miner’s Arms is one of Bristol’s finest PROPER pubs.
Theatre Bristol is throwing it’s own doors open for the slightly less boozy offer of tea, cake and a chat about what they and you do in Bristol. If you’ve got a project in hand, a burning Bristol based question or just a sense of curiousity about how Theatre Bristol works it’s magic, then this is for you. The next Open Office is on the 1st of November, just pop in any time between 1-3pm. No need to book.
Are you sad about the lack of studio space for performance in Bristol, concerned about the need for more community facilities, desperate to find more designated spaces for dance? Artspace Lifespace want to hear from you as they launch their consultation with dance and wider arts community on the future of Jacobs Wells Baths (formally Bristol Community Dance Centre), on November 12th.
For the aspiring actors and radio enthusiasts out there, you’d do worse than to take a look at the BBC Norman Beaton Fellowship. It’s an initiative to draw new actors into Radio Drama.
Aimed at professional actors who have NOT come through traditional accredited drama training, the award offers 2 actors each a 5-month contract with the BBC Radio Drama Company in London, working on the widest possible range of radio dramas, readings and poetry programmes.
Finally, those of you wanting to experiment with your performance practice will want to book one of the places on the final PE Class of 2016, led by Adam Fuller. Join Adam to see if the physical brushstrokes and the way energy moves around a performance space can supercede narrative content.
Phew. Plenty to do, plenty to see. Get clicking and get involved.
You stay classy Bristol
(on behalf of Theatre Bristol)
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