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Here are all the speakers and pitching artists for the Outdoor Arts event in Glasgow on 22 Nov 2018. You can still book a free place: Power of the Possible


An overview of the Outdoor Arts sector across the UK and Ireland, with some examples of the work and key areas of the sector – audiences, networks, participation, impact, and the power of Outdoor Arts to transform a city.

Strathclyde Suite, Royal Concert Hall

10:30 Registration and Coffee

11:00 Welcome to Glasgow: David McDonald Glasgow City Council

11:05 Outdoor Arts across the UK: Angus MacKechnie OutdoorArtsUK

11:15 Outdoor Arts in Scotland: Alan Richardson Surge

11:30 Outdoor Arts in Ireland: Lucy Medlycott ISACS Network

11:45 Purpose: Martin Danziger Modo – Circus with Purpose

12:00 Quick Break

12:10 Participation: Jeanefer Jean-Charles Freelance Artist

12:25 Making Mischief: Angie Dight Mischief La-Bas

12:40 Transforming the Streets: Helen Marriage MBE Artichoke

13:00 Ends

13:00-13:30 (walk to Drygate)


The chance to hear about some future plans from numerous Outdoor Arts companies – this includes OutdoorArtsUK’s annual Ideas Summit, a chance for artists to present very early-stage ideas – seeking partners, commissioners, collaborators and potential bookers.

Drygate Brewery

13:30 Lunch

15:00 OutdoorArtsUK Ideas Summit Pitching: 20 artists & companies give speedy presentations about their latest projects.

16:00 OutdoorArtsUK Ideas Summit Marketplace ‘Laundry Lines’: The artists hang out their wares on the line – a chance to learn more about their projects, pick up some info, discuss the work and make some future connections.

 The Ideas Summit Pitchers:

  • All or Nothing Aerial Dance Theatre – Scotland
  • Bureau of Silly Ideas – England, London
  • Circus Geeks – Scotland
  • East Midlands Caribbean Carnival Arts Network – England, Midlands
  • Fuel – England, London
  • Kadam Dance and Music Ltd – England, South East
  • MHz Scenography – Scotland
  • Mufti Games – England, South West
  • Oceanallover – Scotland
  • Pif-Paf Theatre – England, North
  • Ruxandra Cantir – Scotland
  • Safetycatch Theatre – England, North
  • Saffy Setohy – Scotland
  • Siolta Collective – Ireland
  • Splatch Arts – Wales
  • Strong Lady Productions – England / Australia
  • The Doing Group – Scotland
  • Ukemi Ltd – Scotland
  • Upswing Aerial – England, London
  • Whalley Range All Stars – England, North

For the Marketplace, we are joined by four of our morning speakers:

  • Jeanefer Jean-Charles – England, London
  • Modo – Circus with Purpose – Scotland
  • Mischief La-Bas – Scotland
  • Surge – Scotland


Surge presents a special edition of the regular PITCH event, with a special focus on the Outdoor Arts sector, plus more networking in Drygate.

17:30 Drygate Bar Drinks and Networking

19:00 Surge Pitch

Surge presents a special Pitch, in partnership with OutdoorArtsUK with five companies performing sections of new work that can be adapted for performance both indoors and outdoors – to create acts that can be shown all year.

The Surge Pitchers:

  • Angelique ‘Reckless’ Ross Ireland
  • Charneh Watson Scotland
  • Dru Cripps England
  • Lewis Sherlock Scotland
  • Zoe Matthews Wales

20:30-23:00 Drygate Bar Drinks and Networking

Presented by OutdoorArtsUK and Surge | Supported by Articulation, Glasgow Life and the Merchant City Festival | Surge and Articulation are supported by Creative Scotland | OutdoorArtsUK is supported by Arts Council England