Talking Shop is a series of talks, discussions and meet-the-artist sessions exploring different aspects of the Festival and the 2014 programme.
All talks last approximately one hour and are free to attend
Kaffe Matthews, Liz Pugh and John Best: Creative Canals on Saturday 19 July in 3pm on the Acoustic Stage, Arabian Tent, South Willen Lake Park: Kaffe Matthews discusses her canal-inspired sound installation with canal-dweller Liz Pugh of Walk the Plank, who for many years has made work on waterways. Hosted by John Best, Chair of South East Waterway Partnership, Canal & River Trust.
Rosemary Lee and Neil Higson: The Cathedral of Trees on Sunday 20 July at 12.30pm on the Acoustic Stage, Arabian Tent, South Willen Lake Park: The Festival’s Artist-in-Residence discusses her inspiration for Under The Vaulted Sky and how the Cathedral of Trees shaped the development of this new production with the Cathedral’s creator, landscape architect Neil Higson.
Casus and Architects of Air (AoA): International Touring on Monday 21 July at 5pm on the Acoustic Stage, Arabian Tent, South Willen Lake Park: Emma Serjeant (Casus) and Alan Parkinson (AoA) lead companies which both work away from their home countries – Australia and the UK – and discuss the practical and creative challenges of international touring, and presenting work in different countries, cultures, venues and locations.
One Person’s Noise Is Another Person’s Music with Professor Allan Cochrane, Ray Lee, Kaffe Matthews, Caroline Devine and Dr George Revill on Wednesday 23 July at 1.30pm at MK Gallery: A discussion chaired by Allan Cochrane, OU Professor of Urban Studies, about how artists can embed their work into a place, challenge perceptions of sound, and encourage us to listen and hear differently.
Graeae, Puppet State Theatre and Dante or Die: Making Work for Children on Thursday 24 July at 5.30pm on the Acoustic Stage, Arabian Tent, South Willen Lake Park: A panel discussion about creating engaging theatre and productions for children and families, particularly using literature or the work of other artists as the creative inspiration.
Monica Ferguson & Bill Gee: In Conversation on Saturday 26 July at 1pm on the Acoustic Stage, Arabian Tent, South Willen Lake Park: Monica Ferguson, Festival Director, and Bill Gee, Creative Director look back over three editions of the Festival from its first presentation in 2010 and explore what’s next...
Talks and educational events at IF: 2014 are presented by Wavendon Allmusic Plan Ltd (The Stables Education)
Date & Time 19-26 July 2014
Times vary - see below