PILOT Nights to Team with Birmingham Hippodrome and Lou Lomas for First-Ever PILOT Sites, May 1

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PILOT Nights to Team with Birmingham Hippodrome and Lou Lomas for First-Ever PILOT Sites, May 1

On Thursday 1st May 2014 PILOT Nights, the region's best loved work-in-progress performance platform, is teaming up with Birmingham Hippodrome and Independent Outdoor Arts Producer Lou Lomas to present the first ever PILOT Sites.

Theatre Makers from the West Midlands and beyond currently working in outdoor or alternative spaces will present a new idea in a range of sites across Southside Business Improvement District, each performance a 5 minute walk from Birmingham Hippodrome. This is the first time PILOT Nights has presented a showcase specifically for outdoors and sited work .It has been created in response to growth in Artists working in the outdoor arts sector and making site specific work across the West Midlands.

PILOT Nights has been running successfully in the region for the past ten years, providing a space where theatre-makers can develop their work and try out new ideas in front of a lively and supportive crowd; the pieces presented are all works-in-progress. Open to artists from across the UK, PILOT Nights take place in venues across the West Midlands. Each event is programmed and managed by a Co-Pilot, in conjunction with the core PILOT Nights team. Co-Pilots are practising artists with an interest in producing/curating. Having a different Co-Pilot for each event ensures the programme remains diverse and exciting, and places artists at the heart of PILOT Nights. Previous Co-PILOTs and venues include Stan's Café, Kiruna Stamell, Birmingham REP and RSC.

'PILOT Nights opened The Rep up to a range of high quality work, vivid voices and artists who, thanks to Pilot, we are now working with on a more permanent basis.' - Tessa Walker, Associate Director, Birmingham Repertory Theatre.

PILOT Sites Line-up

Avanti+Artizani - Reliquary and The Liminal Edge
Freedom Studios- Osmosis
Lyndsay Price and Tara Buckley - The Tea Project
Small Encounters - Small Encounters
Talking Birds - The Cricketers
The Other Way Works - Agent in a Box
Theatre Absolute - Once

We are also very excited to announce that we will be hosting The People Speak - Talkeoke - a real-time pop up talk show!

DETAILS:

PILOT Sites

Thursday 1st May 2014 at 6.30pm

Tickets: £5

Box Office: 0844 338 5050

Click here for online booking.

Meeting place: Birmingham Hippodrome's Stageside Bar and Restaurant, Thorp Street, Birmingham B5 4AT

Artists will be supported by...

Co-Pilot: Lou Lomas. Lou is a creative producer with a real passion for working in outdoor and site specific locations. She has worked with Talking Birds, Theatre Absolute, The Bone Ensemble, Pif -Paf and Imagineer Productions. She was in receipt of the Holding Space Producer bursary - where she worked with the artists commissioned to present work in sited locations - and is the Project Manager for the Making More of Outdoor Arts research (2013), commissioned by Arts Council England.

Venue: Birmingham Hippodrome: Birmingham Hippodrome's mission is to provide the best possible theatre experience. Welcoming on average over 500,000 paying visitors per year they are the busiest single theatre in the UK and produce an extensive programme of community and outdoor arts now delivered under the Hippodrome Plus brand. During PILOT Sites the theatre will be co-hosting International Dance Festival Birmingham.

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