The creative industries and events organisers are facing a number of extraordinary challenges during the Covid-19 pandemic.
This online roundtable brought together practitioners from a range of organisations to share and discuss ways in which to help projects become digital-first, whilst maintaining engagement, quality and ambition.
You can watch the webinar in full below. Scroll down for more information about the speakers and a list of website resources mentioned during the course of the webinar.
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SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKERS:
JO HEDGES (ASSOCIATE, ALWAYS POSSIBLE) (CHAIR)
Joanna is a creative arts and events specialist, consultant and lecturer. Joanna’s professional experience has spanned across a number of industries, however her main focus has been in the development and transformation of arts, cultural and community events, projects and organisations.
FRAZER MERRICK (EDUCATION CO-ORDINATOR, SIGNALS)
Frazer Merrick is the Education Co-ordinator at Signals, a digital arts charity based in Colchester. Signals specialises in film education, digital art and use media production for social, learning and creative outcomes. They support creativity and learning at all levels, including working with schools, community groups, the cultural and third sector and new talent.
ALASTAIR WHATLEY (ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, ORIGINAL THEATRE COMPANY)
Alastair is the Artistic Director of the Original Theatre Company. As a director, producer and actor Alastair’s work has been performed all over the world. Setting up The Original Theatre Company in his university rooms in 2004, it is now an organisation with one of the UK’s leading touring theatre companies with a multi million pound turnover. He is the recipient of the Max Cary Award for Innovation presented by the University of London and the Stage One Bursary for Producers.
HANNAH FORD (EVENTS PRODUCER)
Hannah Ford is an events producer based in North London. At the beginning of lockdown she launched #LIVEFORLOVE, a charitable live streaming campaign that brings together musicians & DJs from across the nation to live stream in aid of UK food banks. All proceeds are donated directly to The Trussell Trust, and the campaign has so far raised over £39,000 with over 400 streams so far as well as collaborations with festivals, brands, radio stations and venues.
HERBIE CLARKE AND FRANCES M LYNCH (ELECTRIC VOICE THEATRE)
Electric Voice Theatre is a contemporary music theatre acappella ensemble, commissioning & creating cutting edge vocal music for theatrical performance, & participating in creative multi-disciplinary collaborations.