Sentient City

St Mary Redcliffe Place Based Theatre Club evaluation

  • 28th May 2017
St Mary Redcliffe Place Based Theatre Club evaluation

The Place Based Theatre Club ‘The theatre club brought people from all different walks of life together. I seriously hope this project can continue as it has tremendous potential.’ In January 2017, funded by Bristol Ageing Better and in partnership with Redcliffe Care, St Mary Redcliffe’s outreach arm, we ran fortnightly, site-specific, theatre devising sessions inspired by the memories, stories and spaces in and around St Mary Redcliffe and the local area. Our aims in running the project were; to bring a diverse selection of older members of the local community together to learn about...

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You and your work -Tom Price

  • 5th December 2016
You and your work -Tom Price

Prior to starting work with PECo theatre on the St Mary Redcliffe project we asked Tom to tell us a bit about himself, his work and what makes him tick, creatively speaking. Who are you and what form does your artistic practice take? I’m a human called Tom Price. My practice takes the form of light on objects, controlled with captured video and creative abstract movements, often technologies to explore ideas. Why and how did you start this sort of work? At Art College I become interested in the moving image drawn to a stock of abstract/experimental videos in the library. I found...

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You and your work – Miriam Battye

  • 5th December 2016
You and your work – Miriam Battye

Prior to starting work with PECo theatre on the St Mary Redcliffe Sentient City project we asked Miriam to share with us a bit about her, her work and what makes her tick, creatively speaking. Who are you and what form does your artistic practice take? I am a playwright and director originally from Manchester now living in and loving Bristol. I write for stage as well as directing devised work for all ages. Why and how did you start this sort of work? I have always been fascinated by theatre and started writing for the stage from quite a young age. Writing seemed to me to be the most...

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You and your work – Poppy Phelps

  • 5th December 2016
You and your work – Poppy Phelps

Poppy Phelps is a visual artist, illustrator and street theatre maker from the Forest of Dean. Trained in Anthropology her artistic work experiments with visual ethnography, using visual and artistic processes to create engaging community research through illustrations, puppetry and performance. She makes carnival props, worked on The Psychedelic Kidnap Experience, initiated Utrecht clowning group, performed at the Horse and Bamboo Puppet Festival and is making a children's story book about a singing goat. Here's why she was inspired to get involved with our Place Based Theatre Clubs... 'I...

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RNIB Place Based Theatre Club

  • 29th November 2016
RNIB Place Based Theatre Club

Midway musings on Place Based Theatre Club at Action for Blind People / RNIB, No 10 Stillhouse lane, Bedminster. The Place Based Theatre Club is being funded by Bristol Ageing Better and is in association with LinkAge older people's charity. Our aim is to create an inspiring and accessible course of sessions exploring making a piece of theatre inspired by the site at 10 Stillhouse lane, with a mixed age group of participants, some of whom are sight impaired and some not. The project comes under our Sentient City umbrella - exploring how buildings of value might share their stories. We began...

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You and Your Work – Tom Newell

  • 2nd February 2016
You and Your Work – Tom Newell

Q. Who are you and what form does your artistic practice take? My name is Tom Newell and I'm an audio-visual digital artist, working under the moniker 'Lumen'. My work focusses on visualising music for live performers, stage productions and installations. Q. Why and how did you start this sort of work? I grew up a keen musician and studied music until the age of 21, but was surrounded by visual art due to my dad being a fine art lecturer. I was always fascinated by abstract art and animation. An MA in interaction design and a move to the musical mecca of Bristol led me to the world...

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Artists’ Exchange – Ideas Collaboration

  • 2nd February 2016
Artists’ Exchange – Ideas Collaboration

The artists were asked to explore the Coroners' Court in Bristol through: Observing Abstracts (subjective): the emotion it seems to have, that it causes in you or potentially others its dynamic: fast, slow, flickering, lopsided, erratic, steady its atmosphere: calming, troubling, haunting Observing the Imagined (the past): past voices past sounds past events and uses / misuses Observing Wormholes (imaginative leaps) fantastical connections to other places echoes of other genres leaps to other events echoes of people inspired by the site's resonances This...

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You and Your Work – Tracy Harris

  • 2nd February 2016
You and Your Work – Tracy Harris

Q. Who are you and what form does your artistic practice take? I'm a playwright and performance artist and I write, create and devise my own work Q. Why and how did you start this sort of work? I started this work after studying Drama at Lancaster Uni, taking a play-writing module and being exposed to experimental theatre companies. This led me to write my first play Past Away and from then on I knew this was the field I wanted to work in. Q. What contexts do you tend to work in and with whom? I normally work for theatre companies often working alone to write plays, but I also work...

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