Photo credit: Chris Andreau and shows the colourful cast of Unsightly Drag with King Tito Bone.
In Good Company and Attenborough Arts Centre present Check In Festival. Celebrating its 9th year, on Monday 24th – to Saturday 29th May 2021, Check In Festival is a week of online workshops, work in progress, performance and discussion.
See the full line up in our Check In Festival Brochure.
This years festival brings you the best in work-in-progress performance, the launch of some brand new podcasts, and projects and an online workshop series entitled Ethical Ambition, which aims to respond to all the inequalities that have been heightened, over the last year.
Ethical Ambition Workshop Series
“You’ll read a lot of copy this year talking about last year. New problems appeared. Persistent problems were underlined. The theatre industry, not unlike most, faced unimagined predicaments and difficult reckonings. Artists and audiences saw some arts organisations show themselves unable (or unwilling) to adapt. You know this. And maybe the drive to ‘return to normal’ raises your eyebrow too. What is ‘normal’ and is it fixed? For this year’s Check In Festival, we wanted to think about some of the ‘lessons’ of the pandemic, but with eyes fixed on the future. Must we return to a programme of staid, overdone ticket-sellers? How do you hold ethics and morals central with profit-making a concern at a time of increased financial burden? This workshop series will embolden you not only to dream up new normals, but also to hold conviction and care while making them real. Care for each other, ourselves, our planet, and more. Let’s think about it. How do we have Ethical Ambition in 2021 and beyond?”
– Will Amott (Guest Workshop Programmer)
ACCESS FIRST: CREATING INCLUSIVE ART WITH QUIPLASH
Monday, 24 May, 13:00 -14:30
RELEASE THE ART INSIDE WITH WISE CHILDREN
Tuesday, 25 May 12:30 – 14:00
SCRATCH THAT ITCH
Tuesday 25 May 19:00 – 21:00
REDUCING OUR IMPACT WITH KILL THE CAT
Wednesday, 26 May 12:00 – 13:30
WORK SMARTER, NOT HARDER: STEPS TOWARDS BUILDING YOUR PRACTICE WITH ADAM CARVER
Wednesday, 26 May 14:30 – 16:00
SCRATCH THAT ITCH
Wednesday 26 May 19:00 – 21:00
ANTI-RACISM IN ACTION WITH YASSINE SENGHOR
Thursday 27 May 14:00 – 15:30
HEMISPHERE BY MELLOW BAKU
Thursday 27 May 19:00
RE-WRITING THE FUTURE WITH EDALIA DAY
Friday 28 May 12:30 – 14:00
LIGHTS UP PREMIER
Friday 28 May 14:00 – 15:00
NO WOMANS LAND BY ZOO INDIGO
Friday 28 May 18:30
LITTLE MESS BY FOAN & FORTUNE
Saturday 29 May 11:00
KILBURN (NOT LONDON) BY SIMON MARSHALL
Saturday 29 May 19:00 – 20:00
How To Book
Book online today by visiting Attenborough Arts Centre website. All events are completely free, with donations optional.
For most events you will received a link at least 2 hours before the event via the email in which you booked.
It is really important to us that if we are presenting work then everyone should be able to access it, whatever their circumstances.
We want to welcome all and are working hard to make as much of the Festival as we can accessible to all. We know that access provision is constantly evolving and that your individual acces needs might change over time, so we’ve set aside a buget for access to cover things like captions, or BSL interpreters and easy read documents from workshops.
When booking please let us know your access needs. It helps us if we have a little time to make sure we can properly book and prepare the provision, so if you can do that before 19th May 2021 that would really help us.
All workshops will have captions as standard and the Lights Up Premier will be BSL interpreted. All other access is available upon request.