Jamie Wood

Thu 1 June – Joe H Makin Drama Centre

1pm – 5pm

What if…? Why not…? A lively discursive event where we will explore and debate creative ‘risk taking’ in performance, programming and producing.

A unique chance to hear from a range of key UK arts professionals, meet other artists and programmers.

Who should attend? Anyone who is interested in the current climate of the arts and the concept of ‘risk’ within it.

Cost: £10 including a drink/food reception at Unity Theatre at 5.30pm and a private view of Daydream Believersbook here.

Chaired by Matthew Linley (Artistic Director and CEO of Unity Theatre) Liverpool’s small-scale theatre with big ambitions. Their work is challenging, innovative, risky and unusual.


Vicki Amedume, Artistic Director, Upswing

Vicki founded Upswing, one of Britain’s leading circus companies, in 2006 to challenge cultural assumptions by literally turning the world upside down. Vicki is a Trustee of the Albany, Deptford and Improbable Theatre and a member of the Circus 250 Advisory board.


Laurie Miller-Zutshi, Creative Producer, Seachange Arts

SeaChange Arts are an independent arts development charity, dedicated to delivering outstanding opportunities for artists and communities through circus, street arts projects and events. Laurie is responsible for the overall project and programme delivery and heads up the organisation of the ‘Out There International Festival of Circus & Street Arts’.


Amit Sharma, Associate Artistic Director, Royal Exchange Theatre

Amit has been Graeae’s Associate Director since 2011, and is a graduate of Graeae’s Missing Piece actor training course. He is currently Associate Artistic Director at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester. Their work transforms the way people see theatre, each other and the world around them.



Jamie WoodJamie Wood, performer

Jamie Wood makes and teaches theatre of all kinds, he uses a word, ‘clown’ to encourage himself and others to be brave and take the risk of looking foolish, failing and enjoying laughter.




E&PSenior representative from EverymanPlayhouse

Two distinct theatres, almost a mile apart, which together make up a single artistic force. Committed to brilliant, forward-thinking theatre that responds to its time and place.  The world changed a lot this year. The Everyman Company. There’s a creative crackle in the air. No room for complacency. Time for change, for magic, for meaning and humanity.

FEST LIVE £12/10


Stay afterwards for Fest Live at Unity; a selection of extracts of new work from local, national & international artists. This year’s lineup includes Lauren Silver, Duncan Cameron, Katy-Anne Bellis and Izumi Ashizawa.

Arts Council EnglandThu 1 June 9.30AM-12.30PM


Arts Council England will be providing 1:1 advice surgeries for Grants for the arts and other schemes at Bluecoat. Limited capacity so booking essential for 20 min slots.

To book your free 20 minute slot please email Jack Welsh at info[at] Please note that bookings and time allocations will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Bluecoat, School Lane, Liverpool, L1 3BX.

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