The Future of Arts Leadership Debate

Departure Lounge Festival 2018
, Spoken Word
Friday 20 July 2018

Part of Departure Lounge Festival 2018

Friday 20 July, 11am-12.30pm
Garden Stage
FREE to attend but places must be reserved in advance
This discussion will be BSL Interpreted

Chaired by Matt Trueman
Panel to include: Kwame Kwei-Armah, Jenny Sealey and Natalie Ibu

Departure Lounge will once again see the return of the ever-popular panel discussion which, for this year, will focus on Leadership in the Arts. Practitioners, artists and audiences are invited to come together for a fascinating and insightful discussion with leaders from a range of inspirational arts organisations in the UK. Chairing the discussion will be British freelance theatre critic, journalist and blogger, Matt Trueman.

The panel of provocateurs will include:

Kwame Kwei-Armah - Artistic Director of London’s Young Vic, British actor, playwright, director, singer and broadcaster

Jenny Sealey - Artistic Director of highly acclaimed theatre company Graeae, a force for change in world-class theatre, who boldly place D/deaf and disabled actors centre stage and challenge preconceptions

Natalie Ibu - Artistic Director of British African theatre company, Tiata Fahodzi, whose aim is to generate a richer, more multiple mainstream theatre culture by championing stories that illuminate the mixed, multiple experience of what it is to be of African heritage in Britain today.

Networking Lunch

The panel discussion will be followed by a free lunch, with a chance to meet fellow artists, theatre makers and programmers follows the panel discussion. Book your place here.

This workshop is presented by The Big House. Big House is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and is aimed at developing your company as a business.  We help you develop new audiences, identify funding opportunities, boost your profile with venues and develop your company into a sustainable business.


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