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At this time, it is of course not possible to meet as we would normally do, but following our successful Zoom meetings since lockdown began, we have scheduled another virtual meeting.
This will be on Wednesday 24th February, 10.30-11.45am.
If you or colleagues would like to attend, please let us know in advance, and we can send you the zoom link.
Even if our group can’t meet in person, see work or enjoy visiting a venue as we would normally do, the session still aims to offer a loose agenda for a useful discussion around where we all are re: programming etc. So, to try and bring back a feel of our usual a mix of conversation and experiencing work back to our meetings, we have 3 short inputs from companies and artists who are in the process of making work or who are looking for creative partners: details to follow. These inputs will be followed by a Q and A.
The Consortium is only open to programmers across the country. If you want to attend this meeting or are interested in being part of this group, please make a request initially to Chris Elwell. The consortium is managed by Half Moon in partnership with Pegasus Theatre on behalf of the TYA sector.
The Consortium is for people across the country who programme work for children and young people into their venue, into touring networks, community, rural or local authority spaces. The sessions are scheduled quarterly and aim to provide a space to discuss work, latest trends and explore collaborative programming, and, importantly, provide a networking opportunity. The group is unconstituted, non-minuted and is without a formal agenda working to Chatham House Rules providing an open, safe space for discussion. The group first met in 1990, and has met regularly since then with a broad membership of around 75 venues, averaging about 35/40 attendees at each meeting.
The host venue for meetings rotates across Consortium members who provide an opportunity to watch a piece of work as part of the day. This varies from a piece in development to a full production.
A typical gathering follows this pattern (times can vary):
10.30am: meet, teas/coffees etc.
11am: main meeting
1.30pm: opportunity to see performance / work share / work-in-progress at host venue and meet the company/short discussion
The Consortium is only open to programmers across the country. If you are interested in being part of this group or attending our next meeting (details above), please make a request initially to Chris Elwell. The consortium is managed by Half Moon on behalf of the TYA sector.