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Outdoor Arts Lab, Bristol 2015: ‘Words and Stories in the Great Outdoors’

29th September to the 3rd of October 2015

The National Association of Street Artists present Outdoor Arts Lab: Words and Stories in the Great Outdoors from Tuesday the 29th of September 2015 to Saturday the 3rd of October 2015 in Bearpit, Bristol. Billed as a shared, collaborative and creative journey; the event is an opportunity to explore new ideas, develop new relationships, play and experiment; a cross-pollination of skills and ideas between artists from different backgrounds and mediums, all focusing on creating work outdoors.

There will be three strands of exploration:

  • Devising and writing story and character:
  • Spoken Word – the study of the power of words through performance poetry ,writing, BSL    signing, gesture and the voice:
  • Word Technology - exploring interactive technology that can enhance the audience experience  

This is an opportunity for performers, writers, poets, digital artists, games makers and creators to explore each others’ work and process.

Facilitating the journey will be performers and directors:  John Nicolson (Peepolykus), Emma Williams, Richard Headon (Desperate Men) and Paschale Straiton (Red Herring/Improbable Theatre).

Writing, Spoken Word and BSL (Visual Vernacular) experts:  Inua Ellams, Edson Burton, Lucy Catherine, Mike Akers, Kyra Pollitt and David Ellington.

Technical and digital genius supplied by: Roger Hartley (Bureau of Silly Ideas) and Rosie Poebright (Splash and Ripple/Pervasive Media Studios).

Talks by Liz Pugh (Walk the Plank), Mandy Dike (And Now) and MissBehave’s Gameshow!

The event organisers are offering 5 free/reduced fee places for ‘emerging artists’ (under 25s or those in the first 2 years of their career) – available upon application. To apply for this or for any other information contact Kim Tilbrook, NASA UK Project Manager at [email protected]

For more information or details of how to book click here.