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OutdoorArtsUK 2020: The Final Zoom Drop-In Marathon

Like everyone, OutdoorArtsUK has spent most of the year looking at and talking to screens. So, to end the year we’re biting the 2020 bullet for an online marathon of reflection, recollection, resetting and a bit of festive fun. We’ll share experiences, consider what we’ve learned and, crucially, what we will take forward as we start planning for the future.

Sign-up and drop in and drop-out as you wish throughout the day; but be there to sing along at the end, obvs.

12:00-13:00 OAUK 2020 Reflections 1: Reinventing Outdoor Festivals – with ever-evolving guidance, festivals had to adapt regularly and rapidly – many interesting ways of working came into focus we saw a shift to smaller events, audience controls, online activity and durational installations.

With Bradley Hemmings (Greenwich+Docklands International Festival) | Clive Lyttle (Certain Blacks) | Gwen Hales (The Bristol Coddywomple) | Rachel Maddix (Bournemouth Arts by the Sea) | Stella Hall (The Festival of Thrift)

13:00-14:00 Lunchtime Mingle – we’ll keep the room open to catch up over lunch.

14:00-15:00 OAUK 2020 Reflections 2: Reconnecting Global Perspectives – around the world, numerous different factors have affected our lives and our culture, from Black Lives Matter to Extinction Rebellion, from Withdrawal Agreements to an important election, well hear from some of our international friends about their experiences and what the future might hold.

With Jens Frimann Hansen (Passage Festival, Denmark) | Julia von Wild (Tête-à-Tête Festival, Germany) | Lucy Medleycott (Irish Street Arts & Circus Network, Ireland) | Mike Ribalta (FiraTàrrega, Spain) | Monique Martin (Harlem Stage, New York, USA)

15:00 Afternoon Tea Talk – the room will stay open for the chance to chat.

16:00-17:00 OAUK 2020 Reflections 3: Reimagining Outdoor Performances – outdoor companies and artists are a resilient lot and throughout the year have responded to changing circumstances with imagination and sensitivity, well hear just a few of the stories.

With Leon Patel (Global Grooves) | Mark Tillotson (MarkMark Productions) | Pete Gunson (Pif-Paf Theatre) | Tom Dixon (The Handlebards) | Vicki Amedume (Upswing)

17:00 Cocktail Chat – grab a drink with friends before our final event of the day.

17:30-18:30 OAUK presents The 12 Days of Lockdown

Angus (OAUK) and Lorna (Gobbledegook Theatre) introduce our festive singalong with Bash Street Theatre, Bingo Lingo, The East Midlands Caribbean Carnival Arts Network, The Desperate Men, Global Grooves, Highly Sprung Performance Company, Jon Hicks, Mimbre, Motionhouse, Paschale Straiton

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