Saturday 10 November 10AM to 4PM
Panel discussions & performances
Sunday 11 November 10AM to 4PM
Open Space: What is the Future of UK & European Collaboration?
Please note: A single ticket (£10) allows admission both days.
THE TIMETABLE (full details of the programme are below)
SATURDAY 10 NOVEMBER, 10AM - 4PM10AM arrival & registration10:30AM Panel: Is there a ‘European Theatre’?11:30AM Panel: Does Europe need Fringe Theatre?12:30PM lunch& performance: Gospel for the Present Time& workshop: Esperanto - what, where, and why?2PM Panel: Keeping the Channel Open3PM European Balcony Project & Networking Hour3:15PM Performance: Gospel for the Present Time4PM end
SUNDAY 11 NOVEMBER, 10AM to 4PM10AM arrival & registration10:30AM Opening Circle11:30AM Session One12:30PM Session Two1:30PM lunch2:15PM Session Three3:15PM Closing Circle4PM end
SATURDAY 10 NOVEMBER 10AM - 4PM
Panel: Is there a ‘European Theatre’?
What is theatre like in France, Italy, Greece, Austria, Finland, Malta…? Hear from a panel of European artists about the process of making theatre in their home countries. Then, join in a discussion on the opportunities and obstacles of creating work in a culture or language that isn’t your own.
Moderated by Amy Clare Tasker, Voila! Europe festival director
Panelists: Cecilia Gragnani (Italy), Katharina Reinthaller (Austria), David Furlong (France), Emily Louizou (Greece), Erika Eva (Finland), Larissa Bonaci (Malta), Natasha Wood (UK/France)
Panel: Does Europe need Fringe Theatre?
What are the merits and challenges of the UK fringe theatre model? What can we learn from how theatre is made in other countries, and vice versa? A panel of festival programmers and arts funders will discuss the value of supporting early work by emerging and established artists, making international theatre accessible to a wide audience, and taking risks together.
Moderated by Charlie Kerson, Voila! Festival development director
Panelists: Anna Gesualdi (ALTOfest, Italy), Becky Brown (VAULT Festival and Specifiq) Cheryl Gallacher (Arts Council England), Roland Smith (Theatre Deli), and Sharlit Deyzac (Voila! Europe Theatre Festival).
Panel: Keeping the Channel Open
In the border-busting spirit of Voila! Festival, we ask how to tour British work abroad, and how to bring international shows to the UK. What are venue and festival programmers looking for, who supports this cross-cultural exchange - and how can we keep the channel open after we leave the EU? Our panel of industry leaders will map out their current and future strategies.
Moderated by Tom Mansfield, artistic director of Upstart Theatre.
Panelists: Chris Campbell (Royal Court Theatre), Niamh Dowling (Rose Bruford), Paula Paz (Cervantes Theatre), Sarah Grochala (Central School of Speech & Drama), Sudipta Dey (Immigration Advice Service), Jaakko Nousiainen (Finnish Institute in London).
Performance: Gospel for the Present Time
Created & performed by Camille Voyenne, director of Festival Champ Libre
Something awakes within me, a sensation I’ve been harbouring for as long as I can remember... A wish for nature, a pressing need to rediscover a wild state. How can one ponder the condition of humanity amidst the noise and fury of our cities? Within a hyperconnected society that spares no time to rest? In this performance, Camille Voyenne is catching up with the elements, rekindling with primitive instincts, covering himself in clay to touch, smell and taste, and become one with nature again.
Workshop: Esperanto - what, where, and why?
Esperanto, you mean that made-up language that nobody speaks? Not so! Esperanto, a European-based language constructed in the 19th century by a Polish eye doctor, has a thriving international community and fascinating history. Learn about the history, politics, and culture of this unique language through this interactive session that mixes a language class with storytelling.
With Ariel Bonkorpa of JEB (Young British Esperantists). No previous knowledge of Esperanto is required.
European Balcony Project
For the first time in European history, citizens all over the continent will gather at a single moment in time – 10th of November at 4 p.m. – to spark a broad debate about European democracy and what it means to be European citizens. Read more...
SUNDAY 11 NOVEMBER 10AM - 4PM
How do we connect with international collaborators? How do we find support for this work? How do we keep going in the face of increasing bureaucratic challenges? How can we make multilingual performance accessible to monolingual audiences? Why is cross-cultural collaboration so important?What are we going to do to stay connected to our international peers?
Open Space is an opportunity for everyone to have a say, ask a question, write a manifesto. Artists, companies, venues, programmers, funders, audience members, entrepreneurs - anyone who cares about the future of UK & European collaboration is welcome to join us, and together we will set the agenda for a day of discussion and discovery.
Reports from our Open Space will be available on the Voila! blog here.
There will be a lunch break on each day when you can go out and pick up your lunch, bring your own, or order sandwiches and salads from the Theatre Deli cafe. Lunch orders will open soon via this page.
If you are ordering a lunch to be provided by Theatre Deli's cafe (sandwiches and salads £5), please let us know about your dietary requirements: vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, or lactose intolerant, and any other allergies you might have. With any severe gluten & nut allergies we cannot guarantee that cross contamination has not occurred as we use these products in our kitchen every day.