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    Artist Masterclass: Chris Sonnex

    • 08 Oct
      08 Oct - 08 Oct 2021

    How to unleash your activism in your art

    A masterclass with Chris Sonnex

    Are artists and activists one and the same? Does art have a responsibility, especially right now, to hold the people in charge accountable and be a true opposition? If so, how can we do that? This workshop will focus on practical steps you can take to unleash your version of activism in your art.

    Chris Sonnex is the former Artistic Director of Bunker Theatre (awarded The Stage Awards’ Best Fringe Theatre award 2020) and was awarded Artistic Director 2020 at The Offies. He has previously directed for National Youth Theatre, Bunker Theatre, LAMDA, Guildhall, HighTide Festival, Royal Court Theatre, Northern Stage, Almeida Theatre, Donmar Warehouse, Caravan Theatre and Synergy Theatre Project. He is currently an associate artist of HighTide.


    Chris’s masterclass is part of an expanding Artist Masterclass programme at Tobacco Factory Theatres.

    Our theatre owes so much to freelance and independent artists, who have created almost everything we’ve presented over the last 20 years. These exceptionally talented and professional colleagues have been confronted with huge challenges through Covid-19, whilst on the whole receiving far less support than venues.

    Last year we partnered with The Cube Microplex to distribute hardship grants to local artists with acute financial difficulties, funded by The Gane Trust.

    This year, whilst we continue to work on our long-term survival, we aim to support local artists in new and varied ways.

    The first initiative is our Masterclasses Programme, designed for South West-based professional artists, and led by a range of inspiring practitioners.

    Fri 08 October 10am – 1pm

    Pay What You Choose – £3, £8 or £12. We understand that everyone is experiencing different financial circumstances. Whatever you feel able to spend, session leaders will be fully paid for their work.

    Max 14 participants

    Masterclasses are designed for South-West based professional artists.

    Masterclasses are first available to book for our Artist Members, who receive a priority booking period. It is free to become an Artist Member, and you can do so by emailing an introduction of yourself, where you live and your practice to artists@tobaccofactorytheatres.com

    If you require captioning or BSL interpretation of the sessions, or have any other access needs, please let us know.

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