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All the World’s A Stage – A workshop exploring outdoor performance – 16th May 2012

Postedon 30th March, 2012 in News

Venue: The Cultivate Hub,

The Brewhouse Theatre and Arts Centre, Taunton TA1 1JL

This day event is open to anyone interested in the possibilities and potential of outdoor performance, a major growth area in the arts and creative industries and something that can touch and include everyone.

Starting with a short overview of the history and development of outdoor

performance, the day will explore elements including costume and visual design, sound and music, big images and processional devices, food, performance and more, as well as practical issues around event production and management.

We will end by looking at how to dream, devise and create your own event.

There will also be a focus on some of the events happening nationally and regionally in this year of Olympic and Jubilee celebrations.

The workshop will be led by Tim Hill, producer of the Celebrating Somerset programme for the Cultural Olympiad. Tim has worked with companies like Welfare State International, Macnas and Cirque Bijou and is musical director for The Battle for the Winds, www.battleforthewinds.com .  

Tim will be joined by Dave Young, one of the country’s finest makers of big outdoor images, machines and giants, who was one of the makers of the beautiful floating beacon recently seen outside The Brewhouse Theatre and at Bridgwater Marina. Dave is currently working with outdoor theatre companies Macnas in Ireland and Walk the Plank, as well as being the lead maker on the Berkshire Giants project.

To book a place or for more details please contact Tim Hill at timhill@thrivesomerset.org

Transports of Delight is part of the Making Your Mark training scheme, helping to develop skills, ideas and partnerships in the outdoor creative industries and arts. It is organised by Tim Hill and the Creative Somerset team, based at the Brewhouse Theatre and Arts Centre in Taunton.

Making your Mark is supported by Somerset County Council’s Creative Industries Fund and The Arts Council. 

Image by Dave Young