8 February 2017

New ELEVATE programme announced

We’ve just launched a new programme of ELEVATE masterclasses along with a special panel discussion, giving artists the chance to gain inspiration and skills from internationally renowned creative practitioners.

All masterclasses are free, but places are limited so please sign up below on your chosen class. If you have any queries please contact us on info@walktheplank.co.uk.

Artist talk and practical workshop: An exploration of parade choreography with Ruth Jones (pictured)
Monday 27th February, Friends Meeting House, 6.30 – 9.00pm
Discover Ruth’s personal career journey from more conventional contemporary dance, into the world of outdoors and choreography on the streets. Sign up to find out top tips on mass choreography, including imaginative use of formation, levels and much, much more.
SOLD OUTjoin the waiting list

Panel discussion: From big ideas to small enterprise – growing a successful business in the arts
Tuesday 28th February, Methodist Central Hall, 18:30-20:30
Come and meet a panel of experts who have made a huge success out of growing their creativity into well-known and sustainable organisations. Speakers will include Pete Gunson from PifPaf, Andrew Kim of Thingumajig Theatre and Handmade Parade, Maggie Clarke from XTRAX, Ali Pretty from Kinetika and Anne Marie Crowther from PANDA.
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Artist talk and practical workshop: Designing for movement with Alex Rigg
Thursday 2nd March, Friends Meeting House, 6.30 – 9pm
Alex Rigg has been making live events since 1982. As artistic director of South West Scotland-based performance theatre company Oceanallover, he specialises in outdoor performance. Intrigued by his beautiful costumes and performances? This is a one-of-a-kind chance to get an insight in to the weird and wonderful world of Alex Rigg.
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Artist talk and practical workshop: The Mike Pattison approach to making parades move
Thursday 9th March, Cobden Works, 6.30 – 9pm
Mike is a theatrical engineer and puppeteer and has been putting motion and engineering principles into the arts for the last 20 years.His masterclass would suit Artist/Makers with an interest in these processes, with particular emphasis on pedal and electric drive and making small amounts of power move large scale parade imagery.
SOLD OUT, join the waiting list

ELEVATE is an artist development programme supported by Arts Council England, which aims to support regional artists to create world-class art in the public realm. ELEVATE’s masterclass series is a partnership project between Manchester City Council and Walk the Plank‘s Learning programme.