Cultural Playing Field

Planning the World Shakespeare Festival by Robin Simpson
February 13, 2009, 3:45 pm
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On Monday Reemer and I were at the Covent Garden office of the Royal Shakespeare Company to talk about the 2012 World Shakespeare Festival. We met staff from the RSC’s education, marketing and movement departments and had a very exciting discussion about the potential involvement of the voluntary arts sector. The RSC’s three visions for the festival are: to celebrate internationalism; to focus on young people; and to re-engage with the amateur arts. They were keen to stress that they want to involve music, crafts, visual arts and other artforms as well as amateur theatre. We emphasised the need to involve all the relevant national voluntary arts umbrella bodies in helping to plan the festival. To achieve this we agreed that the RSC will host a major voluntary arts consultative meeting in Stratford – probably in October 2009. More details soon … Robin Simpson.

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