An Artist in Parliament?*

The second session I called at #DandD12 yesterday (see prev post for details) I called this session because Tristram Hunt has resigned as an MP to take up the Directorship of the V&A. He is a noted art historian and has made a number TV programmes and led academic programmes. He has said that V&A should reinstate charges. So he himself is not necessarily the … Continue reading An Artist in Parliament?*

On making theatre in a sea of change

This weekend in London an amazing array of free installations and outdoor events has been created by world-leading artists to commemorate the Great Fire of London. Giant tanks of water, massive domino runs, huge fire installations, a wonderful recreation in timber created by young people acquiring skills and improving life chances…. In amongst this a conversation about how this moment of fire and awful destruction  – which left … Continue reading On making theatre in a sea of change

Provocation for Theatre 2016 conference

I was invited to give this provocation at the #Theatre2016 conference at the Arts Theatre in London on Thursday 12th May at the beginning of the session chaired by David Edgar. I had three minutes so you can read this at a gallop! “How can theatre play a more prominent role in key issues of national and international debate?” In 2012 I was invited to … Continue reading Provocation for Theatre 2016 conference

April 2016 Artist in the Happy City – writing time

Delighted to report that we dragged David Lane out of his beloved Bristol to get some quality writing time at King’s College. The next iteration of Artist in the Happy City is taking shape. Writing in coalition as we are is proving quite a challenge.  We’re very much enjoying bending our heads round how our brains have so much in common but arrive at our … Continue reading April 2016 Artist in the Happy City – writing time

Political Engagement and Audience Development

News: New is interesting is like being awake Our Artistic Director, Rebecca Manson Jones, has taken on a new challenge for 2016. As of Wednesday 3rd February, Rebecca is on the London-wide List for the Greater London Assembly representing the Women’s Equality Party.*  You can follow her journey on her blog. *other political parties and candidates are available. Read Rebecca’s blog post about the cross overs between political … Continue reading Political Engagement and Audience Development