The Power of Independence: Departure Lounge 2021 Panel Discussion

In Good Company ,
Friday 16 July 2021

Part of Departure Lounge Festival 2021

Friday 16 July, 3.30pm-5pm

Digital Stage (via Zoom)

Tickets: £5

BSL Interpreted and Captioned

In response to how many freelancers have come into view and are stepping up to be heard in a way they’ve not before, we wanted to provide some focus on the needs and successes in the independent sector.

Some questions IGC continually ask include ‘what are the needs of freelancers about how we can move forward to address them? Where are the independent leaders and what new directions are they leading us into? How do we raise the profile of independents and their groundbreaking projects as evidence of their integral part in making & sharing theatre with communities and audiences?'.

Join us on Zoom for this important discussion chaired by Lyn Gardner

The panel brings together: Sarah Brigham (Artistic Director & CEO of Derby Theatre); Dr Cecila Wee (Independent curator, educator and agitator) Sunita Hinduja and Adele Thomas (Freelancers Make Theatre Work) and Amanda Parker (Inc Arts). 

How To Book & Watch

- All bookings must be made in advance and we encourage you to book online. Please note that there is a booking deadline of 3 hours before each online performance start time.

- After booking, you will immediately be sent an e-ticket along with your booking confirmation. 

- Your e-ticket will be sent via email from to the address on your theatre accountPlease make sure this has a correct e-mail address so we can send your e-ticket and your link/password nearer to the event start date. Your e-ticket will also be accessible from your theatre account.

- IMPORTANT: to ensure you don't miss any emails from us, please add the email addresses AND to your known/safe senders list or be sure to check your junk or spam folders. This does not add you to our marketing mailing list.

- A digital usher will be present should you have any issues accessing the performance. Their name and contact details will be included in the email with your link and password.

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Thursday 15 - Saturday 17 July

Derbados is clear for travel!

In Good Company's Departure Lounge Festival  returns this July with events across Derby Theatre: On-Stage, Online, Outside, and all Socially Distanced!

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