Bristol FERMENT FORTNIGHT 2018

24th January – 3rd February.

Work-in-progress festival Ferment Fortnight sees the welcome return of some of the South West’s finest artists to a process which helps them light the spark of an idea. To properly kick-off the new year, Ferment will be presenting “scratch” performances not only on Bristol Old Vic’s main stage, but also across the city at Watershed and Loco Klub. The mini festival showcases new and original work from the likes of Amy Mason, Hannah Sullivan, The Invisible Circus and Toby Thompson amongst many other exciting and inspiring theatre-makers, with the aim that Bristol Old Vic Ferment can support the future life of these works into full-blown productions.

Amongst this Fortnight’s sharings, there are also wrap-around activities including a conversation with last year’s Leverhulme scholars and the very first South West Artists/Venue’s “meet-up” (in the form of a Speed Date).

As always, this is a chance for audiences to get stuck in and feedback to each artist and help them to take their work to the next level.

Ferment is the artist development department of Bristol Old Vic. A year round quest to find, support and nurture local talent, Ferment provides South West artists with an opportunity to explore their theatrical ideas in an ongoing dialogue with audiences. By inviting artists whose work spans genre and form to experiment, play and make the theatre of tomorrow, Ferment continues to develop these vital local voices by offering tailored advice to creatives both emerging and established, and works closely with them through the development process.

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