|17 05 2012
ABTT Theatre Show
The Theatres Trust Conference - Delivering Sustainable Theatres
The Association of British Theatre Technicians (ABTT) Historical Research Committee and OISTAT Theatre Timeline Working Group (TTWG) are pleased to invite you for a meeting in London June 12 – 15.
A year ago at the Prague Quadrennial the History & Theory and Technology Commissions initiated a new OISTAT working group with a title of Theatre Timeline. Our aims are to provide a focus group for interest and projects in historical theatres, theatre practice and technologies, to foster better general understanding of older theatre technologies, international exchange of information, and guidance on recording and preservation.
Planned around the UK Theatres Trust 2012 Conference – Delivering Sustainable Theatres - and the annual ABTT 2012 Theatre Show, the week offers a menu of Self Select events open to the OISTAT Membership, with opportunities to meet and network with those in the UK and from other countries with similar interests. The Schedule is still being finalised but includes:
Tuesday June 12th
09:00 – 1700 The Theatres Trust Conference - Delivering Sustainable Theatres.
At: Stratford Circus, Theatre Square, Stratford, London E15 1BX
Wednesday June 13th
10:30 – 18:00 ABTT 2012 Theatre Show
Old Truman Brewery, Hanbury Street, London, E1 6QR
Seminars and meetings will include:
11:00 – 12:30 ABTT Historical Research Committee and TTWG open meeting. Virtual Scenery. Guest Speaker, International award winning designer William Dudley – reflects on Projected Scenery Then and Now.
PM Opportunity to visit Specialist Conservation Consultant and leading Restoration expert, David Wilmore of Theatreshire Books, and his bookstand at the Show, with its fascinating range of Historical Theatre Books http://www.theatresearch.co.uk/.
Thursday June 14th
10:30 -18:00 ABTT Theatre Show continues
Historical theatre visit tbc (morning)
14:00 – 15:00 London Metropolitan Archive - Behind the Scenes Tour. Free - but sign up needed. 40 Northampton Road, London EC1R 0HB. Tube Farringdon.
London Metropolitan Archives (LMA) holds a wealth of archival and printed source material for the history of London theatres and music halls. The most striking sources held are those deriving from the licensing powers of the Greater London Council and its predecessor authorities. These provide evidence of how places of public entertainment were established and managed. In addition there are a number of deposited collections among which can be found playbills, programmes, newspaper cuttings, and contemporary accounts of performances.
19:45 British Music Hall Society Study Group. Variety and Vaudeville on film.
Open presentation. Concert Artists' Association, 20 Bedford Street, London WC2E 9HP. £3 donation at the door. http://www.britishmusichallsociety.com/index/study_group.html
Friday June 15th
11:00 Guided Tour of Theatre and Performance Galleries at the Victoria and Albert Museum and SBTD Transformation & Revelation exhibition.Cromwell Road London SW7 2RL. http://www.vam.ac.uk/page/t/theatre-and-performance-galleries/
14:00 Visit to the Harold Pinter Theatre (Formerly the Comedy – Built 1881). New Grid with retained historic Victorian drums and shafts. Free on sign up. Numbers will be strictly limited to those who have applied and received confirmation, and restricted to those able to climb a vertical cat-ladder.
16:30 Reception and seminar at The Theatres Trust 22, Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0QL . Free on sign up.
Guest Speaker, distinguished Archivist Graeme Cruikshank on the LIFE AND WORK OF WALTER PFEFFER DANDO, 1852-1944. Mechanical Engineer, Secret Springer, Stage Machinist, Stage Mechanician & Architect, Stage Manager, Regisseur, India-rubber Merchant, India Rubber Spring & Chest Expander Manufacturer, Photographer, Film-maker, Author, Lecturer, Musician, Bulldog Breeder & Exhibitor and "Compulsive Patentee".
The TTWG London meeting is a self-funded meeting. Visitors will be responsible for all arrangements and costs including travel, transport within London, hotel accommodation and food, except for hosted receptions.
The Theatres Trust conference - Delivering Sustainable Theatres – on 12 June is available to book on line at standard delegate rate of £135.00 + VAT (£27.00) including entry to the ABTT Theatre Show by 9 June 2012 at: http://www.theatrestrust.org.uk/events/conference-12/registration.
The 2 day ABTT Theatre show is FREE to those who pre-register on line at: www.abtttheatreshow.org.uk.
The BMHS Vaudeville evening on 14th is by voluntary donation at the door (Suggested £3) All other events are Free but subject to sign-up in advance to monitor numbers. Please confirm attendance for ALL paid and free events as soon as possible, definitely by 31 May to Jason Barnes at jason.barneso2.co.uk Texts/mobile (44) (0)7930 415 690.
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