One Week to go until the Inspiring Curiosity Conference
Join us for an exciting programme of presentations, workshops, panel discussions and performances
With only 1 week to go until we host the Inspiring Curiosity Conference, the programme is shaping up to be extremely rich. There will be contributions from academics, theatre practitioners, Belgrade TiE Alumni, teachers, and young people. We really hope you can join us, if you haven’t already booked tickets.
You can find a full programme outline here. The contributors include Lyn Gardner (The Guardian), Iqbal Khan (the Royal Shakespeare Company), Professors Joe Winston and Jonothan Neelands (University of Warwick), Deborah Parkar-Hull (Theatre Company Blah Blah Blah), Peter Rumney and Nettie Scriven (Dragon Breath Theatre) and Tony Jackson (University of Manchester).
We’re delighted that we will be joined by alumnus members of the Belgrade’s TiE Company from throughout its history, including the founder of the company Gordon Vallins, as well as Vicky Ireland, Brian Bishop and Tag McEntagart.
Student tickets for the conference are available for just £25 per day.
Tues 20 October
A number of events will be taking place the day before the conference:
A celebratory retrospective workshop with the Belgrade TiE Alumni, facilitated by Tag McEntagart. The workshop will comprise short script and workshop extracts of Belgrade TiE shows, and shared memories of those attending – charting key moments in the growth of this innovative programme.
Cecily O’Neill will be delivering a CPD workshop for teachers and practitioners – Generating Dramatic Worlds Through Process Drama.
From 6pm we are hosting an official reception to celebrate 50 years of Theatre in Education, which will be followed by a performance of Theatre Centre’s Rise Up. Conference delegates are eligible for 40% off tickets to all October Festival performances.
Weds 21 October
Day 1 of the Inspiring Curiosity Conference will explore the ways in which TiE has impacted on theatre & education practice for the last 50 years, providing delegates with the opportunity to both experience and discuss a range of participatory practices.
Thurs 22 October
Day 2 will explore the role of theatre in developing voice, agency and social impact. It will include a series of provocations put together by young people for artists, educators, researchers and policy makers with a view to considering the future of theatre and learning for the next 50 years.
Fri 23 October
The Belgrade is delighted to be hosting the Theatre Education Forum, the day after the conference. The programme for the day will include case study presentations from the Royal Exchange, Manchester, Birmingham Rep & Northern Stage, Watford Palace Theatre and the Belgrade Theatre. We will also be joined by Julie Ward MEP who will discuss how theatres can engage with Europe
October Festival 19 – 31 October
While the Inspiring Curiosity conference events are taking place, we’re also hosting a 2 week festival of professional theatre for children and young people. Performances will take place at the Belgrade Theatre, as well as in local schools and during ½ term we have a packed week of activities for young people to participate in.
How to book…
Tickets for the conference are available for individual days or the entire conference. Prices for a 1 day ticket are £95 per person and £175 for two days. Student tickets are £25 per day. For more information and to book, call our friendly Box Office team on 024 7655 3055 or visit our website.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in attending the Alumni workshop on Tues 20 October or the TEF meeting on Fri 23 October.
Delegates are also eligible for discounted rates on accommodation at the Ramada Hotel and Suites. See the Extra Info tab on the Conference page of the Belgrade website for more details.