Playwrights Sharing

Playwrights Sharing

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7 June at 6:30 pm 8:30 pm

Free | 18+

A monthly online and in-person group aimed at anyone interested in writing for the stage. Each month we read aloud new work by members of this group or other playwrights. A peer-supported group for writers who have ideas, scenes or whole plays they have developed; a safe environment for sharing, feeding back and being first to hear about new writing initiatives.

Sessions take place in-person and via zoom and are free to attend; registration in advance is necessary.

Sessions are hosted by TESP Artistic Director Melanie Whitehead.

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Writer in Residence: Conversation Drop In

Writer in Residence: Conversation Drop In

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25 April at 12:00 pm 3:00 pm

Free | 16+

As part of her residency at The Old Electric Martha Pailing invites artists, non-artists, creative-all-the-timers and creative-some-of-the-timers for an afternoon chat and a brew*.

I want to chat to people. I am interested in how we choose to communicate our feelings, particularly our personal relationships with laughter. These conversations will inspire & inform my writings whilst at the venue so please do come along – anything from the bizarre to the mundane is very much welcomed.

Things I am curious about that we might talk about: ‘If you don’t laugh, you’ll cry’ – will we really? What does it mean to ‘laugh it off’? Who do we reserve our laughter for? Is it okay to laugh at really horrible things? How much fake laughter is too much? Should we be laughing every day? Is laughter actually good for the soul? Does laughter = happiness?

*Essentially, if you have ever laughed in your life, pop along.

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About Martha Pailing

Martha Pailing is a writer, spoken word and performance artist. Her writing often blends personal material with fictional characters to create absurd and tender narratives. MP’s work considers what it is to remain empathetic and soft in a brutal, emotionally temperamental world.

MP’s past work includes commissions for the Roundhouse, The Royal Court, Essex Book Festival, METAL Southend and Penned In The Margins. She has performed across the UK including the Roundhouse, The Royal Court, the Barbican Centre, LADA, People’s Palace, Curve Theatre, Bootleg Social and, of course, The Old Electric.

https://www.marthapailing.com

Writers-in-Waiting – Blast Fest at the Dukes

Writers-in-Waiting – Blast Fest at the Dukes

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19 April at 4:30 pm 10:30 pm

Free | 18+

A supported visit to BLAST fest at the dukes theatre in Lancaster! This trip will be open to 15 Writers-in-Waiting to open up new peer-to-peer relationships with other playwrights across Lancashire. There will be a Meet and Greet with the dukes’ new Chief Executive Chris Lawson and a chance to meet the artists involved in their new writers programme. The 2024 BLAST fest cohort will then come across to Blackpool in July to see the outcomes of the Power Plays festival and to start new dialogues across the county.

To book your place, please email info@theoldelectric.co.uk.
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May Creative Network

May Creative Network

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2 May at 9:00 am 10:30 am

Free | 18+

Online + in-person

A monthly online and in-person networking opportunity open to any creative professionals living or working in Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre. A place to share ideas, to connect with peers, develop strategic partnership links, learn from each other and to nurture an open and transparent approach to programming in the area.

More info about our Creative Network can be found here.

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June Creative Network

June Creative Network

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6 June at 9:00 am 10:30 am

Free | 18+

Online + in-person

A monthly online and in-person networking opportunity open to any creative professionals living or working in Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre. A place to share ideas, to connect with peers, develop strategic partnership links, learn from each other and to nurture an open and transparent approach to programming in the area.

More info about our Creative Network can be found here.

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Script Sharing

Script Sharing

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24 April at 6:30 pm 8:30 pm

Free | 18+

A monthly online and in-person group aimed at anyone interested in writing for the stage. Each month we read aloud new work by members of this group or other playwrights. A peer-supported group for writers who have ideas, scenes or whole plays they have developed; a safe environment for sharing, feeding back and being first to hear about new writing initiatives.