Internationally renowned theatre and performance events director Nigel Jamieson, will deliver a presentation exploring a sense of place, context and humanity in creating large scale artistically focussed public events.
With the political and corporate pressures that accompany high profile public events, can we ensure they remain a place not just for promotion, but for empowerment, reinvention, creativity and unity?
As the white glare of the Olympic spotlight focuses on Britain, is there a chance that the accompanying huge investment in public performance might be used in new ways? Are we brave enough to reinvent what the world is used to, and focus not on self promotion but on the challenges that all of us who share the planet face together?
Nigel’s talk will consider how to make live performance part of the fabric of our communities, animating buildings and landscapes, getting us to re-imagine our public spaces, and permitting the intimate and the personal to sit alongside the epic and spectacular, using technologies not to distance but to unite in ways never imagined before.