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The Future of Small Scale Touring
An Independent Touring Symposium by Paines Plough
30th January 2014, 11am – 6pm
The Royal Exchange, Manchester
Julieâ€™s Bicycle will give a TED style presentation on how touring companies are developing more sustainable ways of working, as part of this day long symposium.
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Julie’s Bicycle is inviting anyone who cares about the future of small scale theatre touring to attend an independent touring symposium on Thursday 30 January 2014 at The Royal Exchange, Manchester. We are very excited to announce the line-up of speakers:
The keynote speech will be given byÂ Vikki Heywood CBE. Previously Executive Director of both the RSC and the Royal Court Theatre, Vikki is now Chair of the RSA, having also been a board member of the Society of London Theatre, The London 2012 Cultural Olympiad and the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership.
The day is broken into 3 parts, the themes being based on the responses to our survey in 2013 as the most common areas we all find challenging:
NEW TOURING MODELS AND APPROACHES TO TOUR BOOKING
Louise Blackwell & Kate McGrath,Â Co-Directors,Â Fuel Theatre:Â â€˜New Theatre in Your Neighbourhood â€˜
Sam Eccles,Â Development Director,Â The Touring Network: â€˜Tourbook: Joining the dots of touring performanceâ€™
Sophie Eustace,Â Executive Director,Â Fevered Sleep: ‘Future play â€“ how can we tour ambitious work for he very young?’
James Grieve & George Perrin,Â Co-Artistic Directors,Â Paines Plough: â€˜Roundabout and New Small Scale Touring Network’
Katie Roberts,Â Take Out Producer,Â Battersea Arts Centre:Â Â â€˜The Collaborative Touring Networkâ€™
Neil Murray, Executive Â Producer,Â NationalÂ Theatre Scotland
DATA AND AUDIENCES
Nick Bareham, Co-Founder/Managing Director,Â AU Insights: â€˜Little Data. The new Big Data. The old Dataâ€™
Chris Oâ€™Connell, Artistic Director,Â Theatre Absolute: â€˜Shop Front Theatreâ€™
Jo Taylor, Senior Consultant,Â Morris Hargreaves Mcintyre: â€˜Beyond the Box Office (or what you *really* need to know about audiences) â€˜
Jonathan Waddingham, Social &Labs Product Manager,Â Just Giving: â€˜Yimby and growing audiences from 0 to, well, lotsâ€™
Penny Mills,Â Director London and Touring,Â The Audience Agency
WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP
Matt Burman,Â Head of Programme & Audiences,Â Warwick Arts Centre: â€˜WLTM: working, learning, talking, making. New approaches to making new work.â€™
Charlotte Jones,Â Chief Executive,Â Independent Touring Council:Â â€˜Negotiating for a sustainable relationshipâ€™
Mark Makin,Â Co-DirectorÂ Makin ProjectsÂ Â & Programme ManagerÂ HOUSE: â€˜Touring â€“ Whatâ€™s a partnership?â€™
Sholeh Johnson,Â Arts Manager,Â Julieâ€™s Bicycle
Matt Fenton,Â Artistic Director,Â Contact Theatre
Julie’s Bicycle hopes the day will provide a platform for the industry to share their stories in a practically applicable way and to meet colleagues from across the country. Each speaker will speak for only 6 minutes and there will be an informal breakout session after each section where delegates will be able to discuss the provocations raised directly with the speakers.
At the end of the day, anyone who doesn’t have to shoot home is invited to the pub to keep plotting.
The conference will commence at 11.30am, Â with registration from 11am, and will finish at 5.30pm.