September 2015

The Transforming Power of Art: Join Synergy at the National Theatre

Join us for a day of discussion and debate, sharing of practice and performance.

Our Country’s Good: The Transforming Power of Art

Join Synergy at the National Theatre

Wednesday 14 October 2015, 10am to 4.00pm
Olivier Theatre, National Theatre, South Bank, London, SE1 9PX
Tickets £10 

Join us for a day of discussion and debate, sharing of practice and performance.

Synergy is hosting a reading and workshop on developing new writing from within the criminal justice system for this special event and Artistic Director Esther Baker will be part of the panel discussing the Transforming Power of Art.

Inspired by the National Theatre’s new production of Timberlake Wertenbaker’s Our Country’s Good, and in collaboration with the National Alliance for Arts in Criminal Justice, this event brings together arts organisations, practitioners and academics who work in criminal justice settings, using theatre and the arts to bring about positive change.

Confirmed contributors include: Rufus Norris, Director of the National Theatre; Nadia Fall and Timberlake Wertenbaker, Director and Writer of the NT’s current production of Our Country’s Good; Synergy Theatre Project; Professor Sarah Colvin, University of Cambridge; Dr Alison Frater, Chair of National Alliance for Arts in Criminal Justice; Caoimhe McAvinchey, Queen Mary University; Open Clasp Theatre Company; Clean Break; Finding Rhythms; Erwin James; Elly Goodman; Citizens Theatre; Juliet Lyon; Prison Reform Trust and Annie McKean, University of Winchester.

Tickets available here

Free to National Alliance for Arts in Criminal Justice members and students in Higher Education

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