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Residence away day high

Residence away day high

We had an away day recently, it was wet, cold, muddy but energising and fun and has left me with a load of nagging questions as well a lot of comedy photo’s of James, Sam, Sylvia and Sita trying to fly in the wind on table mountain. I wonder, aside from the big question of whether … Continue reading

Hideaways are coming…

Hideaways are coming…

The micro weekend residency programme has has just been awarded a Bristol city council Seed fund in order to develop this residency project into an even more exciting opportunity. Keep a look out for more info about this soon there will be an open call so if you are interested in taking part in a … Continue reading

It’s that time of year again

It’s that time of year again

It’s that time of year again the city is rammed full of theatre thanks to Bristol’s unique annual festival of contemporary theatre; Mayfest. Produced by MAYK, Mayfest is dedicated to presenting a broad range of unusual, playful and ambitious work from leading theatre makers from Bristol, the UK and beyond, Residence members Jo Bannon, Lucy … Continue reading

Residence at Buzzcut

Residence at Buzzcut

A couple of weeks ago some of Residence went on a trip to Glasgow to visit the brilliant Buzzcut, a performance festival now in its second year. We found a very welcoming atmosphere and the sense of a thriving artistic community. We were invited to a meeting with the aim of bringing artist-led ventures around … Continue reading

Make or think or eat

Make or think or eat

I’ve recently returned to Bristol after a time away in Ireland on the wonderful MAKE Residency, supported by Theatre Forum, Dublin Fringe, Cork Midsummer Festival and Project Arts Centre. You are invited to live for a week in a beautiful old house, Annaghmakerrig, in rural Ireland with 15 other artists and 3 mentors. There are … Continue reading

Scale

Today I was looking at venues for a show I’m doing this year for Mayfest . I looked at a small one, a medium sized one and a very large one. I chose the very large one. It did it because I feel it suits the show, but it does ask some difficult questions. Is … Continue reading

SHOUT and MAKE

SHOUT and MAKE

Tom Marshman just left the shop floor space at Residence after his final run through of the Birmingham version of Move over Darling for shout this weekend. Tom has been working with Birmingham based LGBT adults, focusing on the testimonies of the over 60s to weave together fragments of stories, traces of memories for this Birmingham … Continue reading

a new reign begins

Residence has a rolling leadership, everyone takes it in turn to keep things in order – which basically means answering emails and writing the residence digest as well as whatever  miscellaneous fun is thrown their way to deal with. Jasmine did a sterling job for over four months, Sam has just stepped into the breach, hurrah! … Continue reading

Yesterdays Guardian blog….and the hectic world of Tom Marshman

Have a look at yesterdays Guardian Blog great to see such questions being asked in relation to what’s going on here in Bristol. How far should theatre push us?….http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/theatreblog/2013/feb/20/how-far-should-theatre-push-us Tom Marshman is pushing his own limits on the busy stakes over the next two weeks, last night he was at Toynbee studios for  a performance … Continue reading

Ella and Nicki on tour

Ella and Nicki on tour

Go to Warwick art centre tomorrow Ella Good and Nicki Kent are on the first leg of their tour of ‘wild thing i love you’. Just back from a residency in Japan they are now off again, after Warwick they’ll be in The Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter, and then Aberystwyth Arts Centre. The performance examines their own experiences of searching … Continue reading