Devoted and Disgruntled in the (West) Midlands
From Theresa Heskins at the New Vic:
If, like me, you’ve been trying and failing to get along to a Devoted & Disgruntled event, then I hope you’ll be glad to hear that the D&D Roadshow will be visiting the New Vic on Friday 13th July.
It’s a unique opportunity to have the conversation about theatre that you want to have.
If you’ve never attended an open space event, please make this your first. It will change your way of thinking about conferencing, and I guarantee you’ll go away inspired. It’s an open-ended event that enables a self-organising group to use its collective imagination to deal with complex issues.
Although you’ll set the agenda when you come along, there are plenty of thing I already want to get talking about:
In the face of the Institute for Economic Affairs’ suggestion that £1.6bn could be saved by cutting DCMS, how can we as an industry make the case for continuing subsidy of the arts?
With a catchment area that includes a city with some of the highest levels of multiple deprivation in the country, including literacy levels amongst primary aged children that stand out as being the poorest in the country, our work in the fields of education and social change is some of the most important the New Vic does. We’re not alone: throughout North Staffordshire, there seems to be a clear emphasis on art for social change rather than for art’s sake. What does this mean for artists? For the society we make art with and for? For the local economy?
If you’d like to hear more about the event, and for details of how to register, travel, catering etc, visit the D&D website athttp://www.devotedanddisgruntled.com/events/dd-roadshow-newcastle-lyme/
I’d be very grateful if you’d pass this email on to anyone you think may be interested, or write your own invitation.
Looking forward to seeing you on the 13th July,
Devoted & Disgruntled at the New Vic
New Vic Theatre, Newcastle under Lyme, North Staffordshire