“Making the local global.”

The next seminar will take place on Friday 23 February, 1.30 – 4.30pm at actacentre.

Community theatre tells local stories, but how universal is it? How can locally created work resonate with audiences in other cities and countries? Join acta and guest speakers to discuss how to make work that connects across borders.

The afternoon will be facilitated by Neil Beddow, acta Artistic Director, with an expert panel of speakers to include:

Paul Goddard, Senior Relationship Manager, Arts Council England.

Chrissie Tiller is a writer, thinker, teacher, and advisor with an extensive history of
working through collaborative and social art practice: particularly in international
and cross-cultural contexts. This has included recent think pieces and provocations
for the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Paul Hamlyn Foundation and the
European Commission on arts, culture and participation

acta’s free open access quarterly seminar programme provides opportunites to get together to discuss a range of issues currently facing community arts practitioners. Seminars are attended by acta staff, volunteers and participants; academics and students; experienced practitioners from across the sectors of community theatre and community arts; and people interested in learning more.

The seminars are part of the acta programme funded by Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

Forthcoming themes will reflect the acta programme, the communities with whom we are making theatre, and how we make change locally, nationally and internationally. Coming up later in 2018:

13 July: Wholly allianced; what makes a successful partnership?
September (date tbc): Value for money; justifying community theatre in a context of poverty.

To book a place at this free event, email or call 0117 9532448