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Theatre Bristol Bulletin: 1 September 2016 (the algorithmically driven edition)

Hello there!

Facebook sacked its trending team this week, because it thought an algorithm could do the job on its own. Turns out an algorithm is loose with truth and decency.

This ‘what’s trending’ on bulletin is brought to you by an actual human, without fancy technology. Which means, no lies or indecency. Sorry about that. 

biennialThe Bristol Biennial: In Other Worlds starts tomorrow!!! They say we can bathe in a rainbow, party in the future, perform for animals. Yes – FOR animals. Plus lots more.

Monday (5th) is the deadline for choreographers and dancers wanting the help of an audience to develop a new show to apply to Testing Ground.

In Between Time is looking for 45 people to represent Bristol in a new dance and theatre performance on the main stage of Bristol Old Vic. No experience necessary. Anyone living in Bristol over 8 years old can audition. You’d be part of The Record by award winning New York theatre company 600 HIGHWAYMEN and star in IBT17 Bristol International Festival. Tell everyone.

“I was nervous…but I ended up feeling like a star!” – Past participant

doingThe hugely respected Cardboard Citizens are in Bristol on the 17th and 18th for a workshop on the Art of Engagement. They will cover the theory, practice and application of Forum Theatre in encouraging social change within the community. It will be a meeting place of arts and social sector people too.

The workshop is part of Doing Things Differently, which you HAVE to take a look at. I challenge you not to find at least one thing you would LOVE to be at.

CoResist are starting Storytelling Sundays on the first Sunday of every month at Hamilton House. The first one, this Sunday is Clare Muireann Murphy with her show Universe. Myths, science, dream bridges…

eloiseThe wonderful Wardrobe Ensemble have a new show – Eloise & The Curse of the Golden Whisk at The Wardrobe for two weeks from Tuesday.

The Independent Theatre Council
is brilliant. We know, because we are members. If you are not a member, you can get a ton of help through free helpsheets, sample contracts, Twitter and Facebook Q&A and 1-2-1 phone calls with their experts about legal, financial or management matters on their Open To All day – Monday 12th September #itc999

Finally, if you’d like to know more about the team behind this bulletin, we’ve just published (right now) the Theatre Bristol Annual Report Be the first to read it.

That’s it. An algorithm would beat me on clickbait but you don’t need to know what one man can do with a McDonalds Chicken sandwich. You’ve got Facebook for that.

Katie for Team TB

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Extraordinary Bodies awarded major funding in the latest round of the Arts Council’s Ambition for Excellence programme.

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ITC is Open to all on 12th September 2016

Span5_itc_999_plain_image-page-001_thumb ITC is Open to all on 12th September 2016 (12/09) from 9 am for 9 hours

Posted on 24.08.16 | Categories: itc, training, resources, conversation, discussion

What's On


Venue: Loco Klub
Full Price: 14/16
Concession Price: 10/12

Final_show_image_crop1_thumb Directed by Adam Spreadbury-Maher and Greg Esplin Following a sold out, extended run in Bristol as part of Tobacco Factory Theatres BEYOND in April 2016, we are thrilled&n…

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Beyond The Ridiculous at The Wardrobe Theatre facilitated live by Holly Stoppit 04 Sep

Venue: The Wardrobe Theatre
Full Price: 10/8
Concession Price: £5.00

Img_1164_thumb We all have voices in our heads. People we’ve met, aspects of ourselves, bizarre and banal creatures cobbled from emotions and memories. Instead of wishing they’d ke…

Posted by Holly Stoppit | 19.08.16 | Categories: fooling, improvisation, truth, risk, funny

The Rivals Presented By Bristol Old Vic, Glasgow Citizens and Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse 09 Sep 02 Oct

Venue: Bristol Old Vic
Full Price: 30-9.50

The_rivals_carousel_final_thumb A comedy of love and manners… In the summer streets of Bath, social climber and "pineapple of politeness" Mrs Malaprop is determined to make her niece Lydia Languish a fortui…

Posted by Bristol Old Vic | 24.02.16 | Categories: bristol, bristol old vic

Two Can Toucan TwoCan Inclusive Theatre Company 15 Sep

Venue: Junction 3 Library
Full Price: Free

Twocantoucan_jon_thumb TwoCan Inclusive Theatre Company present an interactive interpretation of the story Two Can Toucan, by David McKee. Follow the fun tale of a nameless bi…

Posted by Sophie Turner | 18.08.16 | Categories: children, inclusive

Puppet Place – Doors Open Day at Unit 18 11 Sep

Venue: Puppet Place

Bone_housedod16_thumb Unit 18, Puppet Place HQ, is a building bustling with creative ideas and projects. This is your chance to explore our workshop and chat with our resident artists, find out more …

Posted by Puppet Place | 30.08.16 | Categories: pop up gallery, puppetry, props, creative technology, family event



£75 – £120 per day

Vamos Theatre Vamos Theatre is the UK's leading full mask theatre company. Based in Worcester, we tour full mask productions nationally and internationally,…

Keywords: actor, mask theatre, physical theatre, walkabout, touring

Programme Coordinator

£16,814 – £18,391 p.a

Spike Island Spike Island is looking for a motivated and organised Programme Coordinator to support the Curator(s) and Director in the development and implement…

Keywords: programme, coordinator, visual, arts

Dance Coach / choreographer

£25 per hour

A.C.T.S Theatre Arts School We are looking for a dance coach to join our team of professionals at our theatre arts school in Warminster, Wiltshire. You will be teaching a…

Keywords: dance coach, teacher, theatre school, wiltshire, musical theatre

Female performer / Facilitator

£450 per week

The Paper Birds Female Performer/Facilitators wanted for devised theatre company The Paper Birds is expanding… In order to meet demand for our work we are …

Keywords: devised, movement, female, facilitator

Performer -Winter Wonderland

£100 Rehearsal and £270pw

Flash Back Theatre Hello,  Flash Back Theatre is a new company that performs in Nursing and Residential homes around the South West. Our interactive shows use m…

Keywords: drama, actor, tour, music, bristol

Executive Producer | Kaleider

Kaleider | £30-34k pro rata (dependent on experience)

Kaleider  logo Between January and December 2016 Kaleider will have produced playful and playable artworks in China, U.S.A, Italy, U.K., Australia, and Belgium an…

Keywords: jobs, producer, exeter, kaleider


Scriptwriting course starts 13th September at Bristol Folk House

Bristol Folk House This accessible 12-week course will provide a hands on guide to writing for theatre, film, radio and TV.  With lots of practical exercis…

Keywords: writing, tv, film, radio

How to: Engage disabled volunteers

Doing Things Differently Funky Llama share their practice and experience of working inclusively with volunteers. In this hour session, learn how to make volunteering for pe…

Keywords: training, development, fun, festival, workshop

CREATIVE CLOWNING – Aug 20th: 1 subsidised place available £30, 3 standard/concessions left @ £40/50

SynaesTheatre -Deborah Ward

SynaesTheatre -Deborah Ward logo   CREATIVE CLOWNING The ridiculous?.. The playful…. The clown's impulses. For those completely fresh to clown, and those who have …

Keywords: acting, training, workshop

How to: Lead the Change

Doing Things Differently Meet Claire Hodgson MBE, CEO of Diverse City and 10 unexpected leaders from across the UK who are leading in new ways, informed by their …

Keywords: discussion, development

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