An unburstable balloon? – data and rural touring

Day II at #NRTF15 set itself the challenge of exploring the opportunities and challenges that rural touring faces. In actual fact it turned out to be a lot about data, and a very large balloon! Ballooning around with @Dizzyodare at #NRTF2015 #ApplauseOutdoors @Ruraltouring @CreativArtsEast pic.twitter.com/5Ba1e1UNfa — Applause Touring (@ApplauseTouring) July 15, 2015 Here’s some of … Continue reading

The Art of Closeness …day 1 #NRTF15

There is an interesting category on the #NRTF15 delegate list – other.  It’s for those delegates who aren’t rural touring schemes, companies, arts council staff or promoters.  I find myself propping up the ‘other’ category. Which is as it should be. It’s perhaps, a fair reflection on why I find myself writing this blog in … Continue reading

The One Dayer Insight Programme

(notes originally prepared for the hub, and published on their site) Alongside the main conference strand of the #Onedayer, the hub ran an insight programme – short presentations by experts in their own field which looked out into the future and shared (roughly!) five key ideas. Had an insightful & inspiring day @tweetsatthehub #OneDayer! Learnt … Continue reading

A few ordinary days in Liverpool

A normal bank holiday weekend in Liverpool starts with….. A physical theatre festival which combines international stars with the best home grown talent (1). This is what buying a ticket looks like…. Then, over the other side of the city, on a normal weekend… You head over to an international music festival and convention, Sound … Continue reading

Clowning Comfort Zones

Clowning Comfort Zones

From my twitter notes last night:- So this evening I went to a workshop led by @jamieofthewood#physicalfest — Matthew Linley (@MatthewLinley) May 27, 2015 Having not done a workshop in years I felt exposed and inadequate …but I loved being practical again @jamieofthewood #physicalfest I was,officially, `shit` at being a clown but I came away … Continue reading