Author Archives: David Slater

A pity it’s only once a week

Guest Blogger and Meet Me member Maurine Catchpole describes how joining Meet Me at the Albany helped her catch up with a lifetime ambition When I was 14 my mother was working in the café of the Horniman Museum serving … Continue reading

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Making it up together

 For the last few days, I have been trying (and failing) to write about the process of co-creation. In a recent blog François Matarasso sets out to explore the different ways in which artists work alongside, and with, participants. He … Continue reading

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Lost Without Words

I have only once been truly lost. It was after midnight and for complicated reasons I was alone in the depths of a Caledonian pine forest. I remember the moment when I realised that I had absolutely no idea where … Continue reading

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Small Moments

“What Next?” and the “National Campaign for the Arts” recently came together to create the Hearts for the Arts Awards, a new initiative to reward and thank Councils, Councillors and Council officers who are overcoming financial challenges to ensure the arts stay … Continue reading

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Making it up as we go along

  Monday afternoon with our elder’s performance group. We are creating LOVE an immersive theatre experience to be disguised as a 21st Century Tea Dance in October of this year. We find ourselves dissecting the anatomy of a relationship. Twelve of us huddled … Continue reading

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Taken by Surprise

  Writing in her theatre blog last week the Guardian’s Theatre Critic Lyn Gardner cites a recent study that suggests that outdoor arts are able to achieve what the wider cultural sector aspires to but seldom reaches –an audience that … Continue reading

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Talking with audiences

‘Space reserved for being serious is hard to come by in a modern society, whose chief model of public space is the mega-store (which may also be an airport or a museum)” Susan Sontag So we’re back together again sitting … Continue reading

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