2pm – 2:25pm
Registration, Refreshments and Networking
Opening Address By Luke John Emmett of Theatre Bath
2:40pm – 2:55pm
BANES & The Arts – Cllr Ben Stevens
3pm – 3:20pm
The Artist, The Organisation and The Industry – Andy Burden
3:25pm – 3:50pm
How To Book Show Tours – Ian Mcglynn – The Rondo Theatre
3:55pm – 4:20pm
Disabilities In The Arts – Claire Seymour & Phoebe Kemp
4:25pm – 4:45pm
WEP will be discussing, amongst other things, west end musicals, and the state of the west end in general, producing shows in today’s climate, and how collaboration could be a key factor in the future of theatre.
4:50pm – 5:15pm
Bath Fringe Festival – How To Get Involved – Steve Henwood & Wendy Matthews
5:20pm – 5:45pm
Creative Bath & The Theatre Royal – Greg Ingham
5:55pm – 6:05pm
6:10pm – 6:30pm
My Theatre Matters – Martin Brown – Equity
6:35pm – 6:45pm
Introduction to the Big Debate Panel Members
6:45pm – 7:45pm
The BIG Debate – Question Time Style Panel Debate
Andy Burden, Ian McGlynn, Rachel MacDonald from Creative Ecology Wiltshire, A Member of the Arts Council, Martin Brown from Equity and a member of the ITC.
Begin thinking about questions you want to ask. Here are a few to get you started…
Does Theatre Really Matter?
Are We Too Complacent About Our Work / Audiences?
Are We Too Reliant On Funding?
Are Funding Cuts Actually Such A Bad Thing?
Has Theatre Become Too Middle Class?
Are We Bored Of Working With Same People All The Time Or Seeing The Same People Create Work?
7:45pm – 8pm
Break (whilst stage is prepared for the showcase)
8:00pm – 9:00pm
Showcase Of Locally Produced Work
Artists & Companies Performing Include:
Bath Light Operatic Group – Extract from “Avenue Q”
Core Theatre – Extract from “Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead”
Bath Drama – An Extract From “Round The Horne”
A Word In Your Ear – Storytelling