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The Fringe Forum – Thursday 10th August 2017
The Parkside Stage
Focus: The Power of the Arts and Creative Industries in Creating Postive Change Within the Community
We’ll begin with a short panel discussion before opening up conversation to the floor.
This year we’re focussing the discussion around the power of the arts and creative industries in creating positive change within communities. And we have a great range of experience to encourage great conversation thanks to our wonderful panelists.
Tim Goldman – Timfoolery
Tim will be leading the panel. Tim is based in London and works as a children’s entertainer, actor and dramatherapist. He has run sessions for many years in music and movement, improvisation and clowning. At the Ventnor Fringe he will be running Timfoolery workshops for adults and kids! A lot of fun!
Gill Wildman – Upstarter
(Creative Micro Businesses)
As well as working with Plot London (www.plotlondon.net/plot/), Gill runs Upstarter (www.upstarterincubator.com/), which is an incubator for microbusinesses. They work with designers, makers and creative entrepreneurs to take their ideas to market. At the Fringe Gill will be running a ‘3 Day To Pop Up’ taster course, as well as one-to-one sessions in the Parkside Caravan.
Ian Boyd – Arc Consulting
(Art and Ecology > Regeneration)
Ian is based on the Isle of Wight and has worked on a brilliant array of ecological and sustainability projects. He runs Arc Consulting, (www.arc-consulting.co.uk/), which is an organisation at the forefront of new thinking in environmental consultancy, integrating ecology, landscape, communities and development to shape better, more sustainable places. And art has often played a big part in some of his projects! Ian has been involved in things like public art commissioning in the development/planning system, arts and culture in area regeneration plans and strategies, and most especially of late, art and ecology, the perfect match!
Kate Powell – The Errant Stage
(Applied Theatre Practitioner and Puppeteer)
The Errant Stage is a community focused project run by Kate (www.powellpuppets.co.uk) and her partner in crime, performance artist Jonna Nummela. The travelling performance venue offers performers and artists a professional platform to produce their work in front of audiences across the UK and beyond. The plan is to to make performing arts more about creative community than competitive industry.
You can also find The Errant Stage and the team down on The Plaza throughout the Fringe, so come and have a chat; we want to be your venue, your platform, travelling with you, searching for that next adventure. (www.errantstage.com)
Finally a member of the Ventnor Fringe core team will also be on the panel to bring their experience of running The Ventnor Exchange and its associated community projects, including the recent ‘Portrait of a Town’ community art project.
Come along to join in the conversation or simply observe – a relaxed affair, a good chance to meet other Fringe goers, feel inspired and incorporate art and creativity into making some positive changes in our communities!