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Press release: HLF Funding success for City of Threads

  • 30th January 2020
Press release: HLF Funding success for City of Threads

We are delighted to announce that PECo Theatre has received a project grant of up to £43,600 from The National Lottery Heritage Fund towards ‘City of Threads - 7 decades of VI oral history ’. Made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, with additional ongoing support from Arnolfini, University of Bristol and Watershed’s Pervasive Media Studio, the project will work with oral history content recorded by visually impaired [VI] people as they embarked on journeys of their own choosing through the city of Bristol with a sighted travelling companion, as part of PECo's...

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Creative technologist needed for Arnolfini city fellows project

  • 15th July 2019
Creative technologist needed for Arnolfini city fellows project

We are looking for a Creative Technologist to programme wearable technology that allows VI wearers to map and record their own narrative and bio-data as they travel through the city then process the data captured during the journeys, in consultation with the wider contributors, for public presentation. The accessibility and function of the technology used will be developed in consultation and collaboration with Arnolfini City fellow artist's Rachel Aspinwall and Holly Thomas, co-creators from the VI community and University of Bristol’s Dr Ute Leonards. It is vital that all tech first and foremost...

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Rachel Aspinwall and Holly Thomas are Arnolfini City Fellows!

  • 15th July 2019
Rachel Aspinwall and Holly Thomas are Arnolfini City Fellows!

We are delighted to announce that PECo's artistic director Rachel Aspinwall and core artist on the Dark City project Holly Thomas, have been appointed Arnolfni city fellows. Read Arnolfini's press release below! Arnolfini announces our City Fellows – two ambitious art projects created for Bristol by Bristol. Arnolfini today announces two ambitious and experimental projects co-created by the people of Bristol to address overlooked histories, pick up current conversations and dream for what the city needs next. PECo Theatre’s Rachel Aspinwall and Holly Thomas (collaborating as sighted...

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Dark City Podcasts

  • 21st March 2019
Dark City Podcasts

[image of a universe with the pupil of an eye in the centre] Dark City Podcasts are a series of interviews by veteran blind broadcaster Alan Dyte, with members of the visually impaired community, made in Bristol between October 2018 and April 2019 Interviewer: Alan Dyte - Alan was educated at the Bristol Royal School for the Blind – class of 1948 - and City of Bristol College. Alan is well known for his long standing role as a producer and reporter for BBC Radio Bristol from 1974 - 2003. Now retired he continues to be active and involved in many local initiatives including the Bristol Blind...

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DARK CITY SESSIONS

  • 21st November 2018
DARK CITY SESSIONS

 PECo theatre is running outreach Dark City Sessions, connecting with a variety of visually impaired groups and organisations to share the developing work  and get inspired! Working with a group of visually impaired core collaborators and others in Bristol, PECo theatre is developing ‘Dark City’ an immersive multi-sensory theatre piece exploring visual impairment. Dark City sessions are an enjoyable and inspiring way for the wider visually impaired community or those connected to it, to engage with and help develop the project as it evolves. Each session includes: Exclusive sharing...

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DARK CITY SESSIONS PROJECT FACILITATOR

  • 8th October 2018
DARK CITY SESSIONS PROJECT FACILITATOR

PECo Theatre are looking for a Project Facilitator for their Dark City Sessions, an integral strand of the R&D for a new multi sensory, interactive theatre piece called the Dark City. What we are looking for. Someone with strong organisational and group facilitation skills able to manage a small refreshments and marketing budget and preferably professional experience of the visually impaired and older peoples sectors, to organise, set up and facilitate 6 Dark City Sessions and to do this through working with Dark City’s visually impaired steering group/co-devisers as well as other visual...

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CREATIVE PRODUCER WANTED FOR DARK CITY PROJECT

  • 8th October 2018
CREATIVE PRODUCER WANTED FOR DARK CITY PROJECT

PECo Theatre are looking for a Creative Producer for Dark City, their new multi sensory, interactive theatre piece based in the world of people living with visual impairment, that is currently in its research and development phase. What we are looking for. You will be positive, proactive and imaginative, with excellent communication and networking skills. Have knowledge and experience of developing a market for new work through partnerships and securing commissioning and funding opportunities. Have experience in or understanding of the disability arts sector. You will also be extremely organised...

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DARK CITY RECEIVES FUNDING!

  • 8th October 2018
DARK CITY RECEIVES FUNDING!

    We are delighted to announce that thanks to funding from Arts Council England National Lottery, Bristol Ageing Better and the Quartet fund plus a residency at the marvellous Pervasive Media Studio at the Watershed in Bristol, the Dark City project has officially begun! The funding allows PECo to undertake a development period for an immersive theatre piece called Dark City; an imaginative fiction, using the dynamics of myth and fairytale, weaving together elements of theatre, immersive multi sensory audio-visual and creative technology and based in the experiences of people...

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National Lottery support for Redcliffe Present Perfect: Histories of Now project!

  • 3rd November 2017
National Lottery support for Redcliffe Present Perfect: Histories of Now project!

  ‘Thanks to money raised by National Lottery players, we’re delighted to support this project to bring people of all ages and backgrounds together to celebrate the fascinating history, diverse heritage and exciting future of their neighbourhood.’ Nerys Watts, Head of HLF South West. PECo Theatre has received £9,900 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting new arts and heritage project, Redclife Present Perfect: Histories of Now that will take place in Bristol’s Redcliffe neighbourhood from November 2017 to June 2018. Made possible by money raised by National...

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Redcliffe Present Perfect: Community Theatre Collective

  • 31st October 2017
Redcliffe Present Perfect: Community Theatre Collective