Tasks and videos

Here are the materials you need for Week 2 of the intensive. We’ll also deliver these direct to your SLACK space… but if you want to get ahead of the curve you will find them here.

Do TASK 1: MAPPING first.
The video provocations give you a few other perspectives to consider.

Share your observations at the Week 2 group workshop.

James Doeser’s video is a 35min guide and Dicky from Duckie’s is a 5min provocation.

Other optional resources relating to the themes of this week (Mapping and Fieldwork) can be found in the Resources section of the website.

For Task 1

Chinonyerem Odimba

Chinonyerem Odimba asks us to consider “What was going right?”

Chinonyerem Odimba has been a writer on attachment for Bristol Old Vic and Clean Break Theatre, London and has written plays for the Arcola, Bristol Old Vic and Kiln Theatre (formerly Tricycle Theatre). She has written short plays Scotch Bonnet and A Blues for Nia for the BBC and her first radio play, written in collaboration, The Last Flag was broadcast on BBC Radio 4. Chinonyerem won the Sonia Friedman Award (Channel 4 Playwright Bursary) 2018 and has also been shortlisted for the Adrienne Benham Award, the Alfred Fagon and the Bruntwood Playwriting Award. She will be the inaugural Writer in Residence at the Welsh College of Music and Drama 2020/21 and is Chair of Theatre Bristol.



Lora Krasteva and David Tovey discuss arts and homelessness

With One Voice is a UK charity that works at the intersection of arts and homelessness globally. To grow creative opportunities for people who are or have been homeless, WOV commissions and disseminates research, designs and delivers training and connects people, projects and policymakers through exchanges.

Links to resources
Cultural Spaces Responses to Homelessness International Review
COVID-19 guidance


Jamie Beddard asks us what do we need to do our best work

Jamie is co-Artistic Director of Diverse City – an award winning organisation committed to diversity and equality in the arts. Their mission is to make extraordinary shows that represent the world as it actually is, breaking barriers and transforming performance to change the lives of performers, audiences and communities.

Links to resources
Resource on diversity and equality
Diverse City company website
Jamie’s website
Extraordinary Bodies website
Jamie’s Guardian article on diverse casting
Claire Hodgson, co-director of Diverse City, podcast

Hear from the Youth Collective at Arts Emergency.

Download the transcript of the Youth Collective recording


Explore the work of Arts Emergency – audio clip

Arts Emergency is a charity and national support network for young people who don’t have influential contacts of their own. A network of over 7,000 offers 16-25 year olds from less-privileged backgrounds the work experience, mentoring, support, knowledge and real world connections they need to make the right choices for them in higher education, and break through into a related career.


The Arts Emergency Youth Collective are a newly formed group aged 18 – 25, who will be focussing on community building, campaigning and advocacy, speaking for the young adults Arts Emergency support.

For Task 2


Dr James Doeser and finding the data you need

In this video, Dr James Doeser gives a detailed overview of the power of research in the context of communities and audiences.

Over 35 minutes he walks us through the value of data, where to find it, how to interpret it and what to look out for when assessing facts and figures. Filled with insights, helpful directions and analysis of case studies, James’ film is essential viewing for anyone who wants to better understand the people who live and work near you.



Dicky Eton from Duckie explores what engagement means to him

Duckie are a group of veteran LGBTQ club runners that emerged out of the wasteland of south London’s Vauxhall a quarter of a century ago. Duckie has in recent years broadened its reach developing new models of community theatre that target audiences outside of its core LGBTQ base. Specialising in popular forms arts and variety for working class subcultures it has produced a programme of socially engaged clubs that generate a healthy arts and cultural scene for communities outside of the mainstream, or on the so-called ‘margins’.


Duckie are also Executive Directors of Home Live Art based in Hastings.

Sade Banks 

Sade Banks founder of Sour Lemons

In this video Sour Lemon’s founder Sade Banks offers 4 (brilliant) top tips for making theatre by, with, and for young people and marginalised communities. She champions looking at needs, challenging who makes work, the importance of a search for the right collaborators, and working up (simple) strategies to provide time, space and money for emerging artists.