Ferment is back and Ferment artists are taking over the building!
Bristol Ferment is our artist development programme and the world might have shutdown but our work with artists in the South West has been continuing throughout. Normally, in July, we would stage the Ferment Fortnight, two glorious weeks of work-in-progress from brilliant Ferment-supported artists in The Weston Studio where we invite you, the audience, to explore ideas in development and ask you where they might go next.
We couldn’t do that this year, so alongside our other strands of lockdown work, we decided to adapt. We launched an open call for five seed commissions we called The View From Here - development commissions to support artists in creating work as the world changed. The call sought brilliant ideas that can adapt to the new world and that need to be shared now.
These five sharings are the results of those developments, and in inimitable Ferment style, there will be an opportunity for you to share with us what you think and where this work might go next. Come and #TakeAPunt
For programme notes for all the shows in the Takeover,click here.
£10 (table of 2) / £20 (table of 4) / £30 (table of six)
FORUM MEMBERS: limited 50% off tickets available. Find out more about the Forum.
Ferment is supported by grants from trusts and foundations who have invested directly in artists and the development of their work, through bespoke programmes of research and development, mentoring, dramaturgical support and a variety of public-facing performances, including work-in-progress scratch events, such as Ferment Fortnight.
The Garrick Charitable Trust
The Fidelio Charitable Trust
Unity Theatre Trust