CONTACT AND 20 STORIES HIGH CO-PRODUCTION
EXPLORING ABORTION BRINGS REAL EXPERIENCES
INTO THE OPEN AS PART OF BBC TWO PERFORMANCE
Following hit success in on stage at Contact in Manchester, the Contact and 20 Stories
High co-production “I told my mum I was going on an R.E. trip…” was broadcast on BBC
Two on 20th January as part of the Performance Live strand of programmes.
“I told my Mum I was going on an R.E. trip…” is a frank drama told through the voices of four
young female performers, based on interview material gathered from over 50 different people;
including young women who have had abortions, young parents, health professionals and
campaigners. These stories are interwoven with song and spoken word to portray the real
experiences of these women.
The show deals with challenging themes but filmed on the 50th anniversary of the legalisation of
abortion in Britain, writer Julia Samuels explores the way in which society treats this subject and
how this impacts on women today. And importantly asks what would happen if we started to talk openly about it.
CONTACT AND 20 STORIES HIGH CO-PRODUCTION
We know you’re been waiting and we are so excited about it nearly being here! With 60 events (30 involving music!), almost 30 venues, 50+ partners and over 100 artists taking part, LivIrishFest 2017 is going to be awesome! All tickets are on sale now you can get to all the events here.
Tickets to the launch – involving opening speeches, a slice of (15th birthday) cake and the story of the festival from our Chair, John Chandler – are also available; just sign up here. Specific events we would like to draw your attention to include:
- In:Visible Women – Fri 27 Oct, Central Library
- Visible Women: Powerful women in music Ft. Ailbhe Reddy – Fri 27 Oct – Liverpool Philharmonic Music Room
- Family Day – Sat 28 Oct, Museum of Liverpool
- Family Ceili and Liverpool Comhaltas 60th celebrations – Sun 29 Oct, Liverpool Irish Centre.
You can find out about these and more, here. These 4 events are show-pieces that truly reflect the nature of the work we believe the festival is set up to do, including:
- progressing new thinking
- showcasing excellence and talent
- engaging in local interest and
- supporting and working with the community.
Each has limited availability for certain aspects (i.e., a couple fo the sessions at the Family Day), so we urge you to get your tickets booked a.s.a.p to ensure you don’t miss out!
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FULL TIME | 1 YEAR FIXED TERM WITH A PROBABILITY OF RENEWAL
£28, remedy 000 – £30,000
Wired is looking for an ambitious Company Manager with excellent organisational and leadership skills, who is keen to take on a challenge and to make an impact within a dynamic and entrepreneurial organisation. The ideal post-holder will have at least 5 years experience in the arts; experience of managing people; an interest in the dance and performance sector; be confident with budgets and financial management; and have an eye for developing creative opportunities. Excellent communication, organisation and time management skills are also a necessity in this fast-paced office environment.
Please download the job description at the link below for full details.
Application is by CV and covering letter (no more than two pages) to firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for applications is Friday 17 March 2017.
Project Manager – Writing on the Wall
The post holder must be an energetic and experienced professional with strong organisational skills to manage and monitor festival and project partner organisations, sale staff and volunteers.
It is essential that the applicant:
- Has experience of project management and delivery
- Has experience of working in partnership with other agencies to deliver successful collaborative projects
It is desirable that the applicant is
- Educated to degree level, decease or equivalent qualification
- Has experience of working in an arts organisation or an arts related industry environment
Application deadline: Midnight, Wednesday 4 January 2017
Shortlisting takes place: Thursday 5 January 2017.
Interviews: Project Manager – Friday 13 January 2017 (venue tbc in Liverpool)