ARTS ORGANISATIONS COLLABORATE IN CELEBRATION OF 75 COLLECTIVE YEARS OF CREATING ART IN GUILDFORD
TOGETHER WE MAKE MORE
Saturday 28 May – Sunday 11 September 2016
2016 is a big year for four arts organisations in Guildford – and they’ve decided to make it that bit bigger by uniting to celebrate collectively, as Together We Make More launches this summer.
The arts scene in Guildford is vibrant and varied, and four of those arts providers are rather excited to celebrate their significant milestones with you.
While Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre is celebrating the second half of their 50th anniversary, 2016 marks the 10th anniversary for both the Boileroom and Guildford Shakespeare Company, and the baby of the arts group, G Live will turn five later this year.
With a cumulative 75 years’ experience of making art in Guildford, these four organisations have decided to join forces to introduce Together We Make More: an integrated arts programme which will see them working together to create art in Guildford.
The Together We Make More group says: “2016 welcomes a flurry of local arts landmark anniversaries and we were all thinking about exciting ways to celebrate our respective birthdays – when the solution became obvious! It’s a thoroughly brilliant opportunity for the four of us to join forces and work together, celebrating with others who are equally passionate about making art in Guildford. We’re all incredibly excited about our birthday project.”
Sharing skills and resources, this partnership will see them produce new work for Guildford audiences from Saturday, May 28 to Sunday, September 11, showcasing the work of talented artists and performers across all art forms.
The collaboration will also provide opportunities for audiences to experience work in new settings, as the Guildford companies look forward to staging performances in each other’s venues for the very first time.
Proposed arts events range from lip sync battles and pop up theatres, to street art and workshops, promising Guildford an incredibly exciting programme of arts events to entertain the Borough throughout the summer.
Celebrating local arts, Together We Make More will culminate in a fun-filled weekend arts festival which will be held at Guildford Cricket Club on Saturday and Sunday, September 10 and 11, commencing with Guildford’s first ever Arts Parade where all Guildford arts groups, artists and practitioners will be invited to take part and represent our thriving community.
For any further information, images or interviews, please contact any of the arts organisations:
Toni Coe (Boileroom, Community Arts Co-ordinator)
Laura Butler (Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Press and PR Manager)
01483 440077 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jo Wright (G Live, Creative Learning Manager)
01483 739065 email@example.com
Ant Stones (Guildford Shakespeare Company, Education and Outreach Officer)
01483 301590 firstname.lastname@example.org
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