UPCOMING EVENTS

 

 
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COMMON: GROUND - SUPPORTING WORKING AND UNDER-CLASS PRODUCERS IN UK THEATRE

DELIVERED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH FUEL

WHEN: Monday 22nd July, 6.30pm - 9pm.
WHERE:
Donmar Warehouse Offices: 3 Dryden Street, London, WC2E.

COMMON and Fuel are curating a supportive discussion to provide a platform for theatre producers from working and under-class backgrounds to share the barriers to skill and career development they encounter in the industry.

 COMMON’s Artistic Director, David Loumgair, will facilitate a solutions-focused dialogue with attendees around what support is needed in the sector to enable producers to overcome these barriers.

 Our learnings from the discussion will enable COMMON and Fuel to learn how to design new, and develop existing, career development programmes to provide meaningful support to producers from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

 We will also share these learnings with the sector more widely, to encourage greater support and provision for producers from working and under-class backgrounds across the UK.

 This event is delivered with generous support from The Donmar Warehouse.

 

 

COMMON: GROUND IN THE SOUTH-EAST

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH MULTIPLE PARTNERS INCLUDING FARNHAM MALTINGS, THE CORN EXCHANGE NEWBURY AND THE GULBENKIAN THEATRE.

WHEN: Multiple events. See link below for more details.
WHERE:
Multiple locations. See link below for more details.

COST: FREE.

COMMON are partnering with Farnham Maltings and arts organisations across the South-East to deliver a programme of events under the banner COMMON: GROUND in the South East in locations across the region, to ensure we hear from as broad a range of artists as possible.

This programme is a series of supportive discussions for working and under-class creatives who live and work in the south east. The sessions are an opportunity for dialogue; for those attending to share examples of the barriers to career progression that they encounter in the region, and to share suggestions of solutions with the participating arts organisations to enable them to more effectively support working and under-class artists in the region.

THE FIRST EVENT IN THIS SERIES IS BEING HELD AT THE NEWBURY CORN EXCHANGE ON TUESDAY 30TH JULY, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH FARNHAM MALTINGS AND NEWBURY CORN EXCHANGE: https://cornexchangenew.com/news/article/common-ground-in-the-south-east

 

 
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HOW TO ENGAGE WORKING-CLASS AUDIENCES WHEN TOURING THEATRE: EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE 2019

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE FRINGE SOCIETY

WHEN: Monday 12th August 2019, 11am - 12pm
WHERE:
Fringe Central, Appleton Tower, Edinburgh, EH8 9LE

COST: FREE

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. COMMON are curating a panel discussion with experienced touring companies to explore how you can reach and engage working-class audiences when touring theatre across the UK. This will be an opportunity to learn from established touring companies who have actively and effectively engaged working-class audiences through their work around how to make your tour accessible and engaging to working-class communities.

 

 
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Working-Class Artists’ Gathering at the Edinburgh FESTIVAL Fringe 2019

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE FRINGE SOCIETY

WHEN: Tuesday 13th August 2019, 10.30am - 12pm
WHERE:
Fringe Central, Appleton Tower, Edinburgh, EH8 9LE

COST: FREE

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. COMMON are curating a gathering to bring together working and under-class artists with industry members and venue programmers at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019. This will be an opportunity to build relationships with industry members and venue programmers to discuss challenges and potential solutions when bringing work to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe as a working or under-class artist, and to spend time amongst a community of fellow working/under-class artists building new creative collaborations.

 

 
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ENGINE ROOM: AYRSHIRE ARTS GATHERING

NATIONAL THEATRE OF SCOTLAND, COMMON & THE AYR GAITEY THEATRE

WHEN: Monday 23rd September 2019, 2pm - 5pm
WHERE:
Unity Grill, 37 Sandgate, Ayr, KA7 1BG

COST: FREE (Deadline to Book: Thursday 19th September 2019)

A meet up for anyone interested in performance-focused work in the Ayrshire region. This session will bring together artists, theatre-makers, producers, musicians, poets, and performers of all kinds to build a picture of the diverse and exciting work that exists in Ayrshire. This is a chance to get to know fellow local creatives, share and learn about opportunities in the region, and discuss barriers to access and engagement in the local creative scene. This event will feature an open group discussion facilitated by Ayr Gaiety Creative Learning Coordinator, Robbie Gordon.

This event is supported by COMMON, an arts organisation who exist to support the UK theatre industry to achieve greater socio-economic diversity. COMMON’s aim is to make theatre widely accessible to the working-class and those experiencing socio-economic disadvantage; whether they be artists, audiences, or communities.