Our latest project, The Last Post, has been awarded a grant from Arts Council England’s Grants for the Arts programme. We can now plough ahead with plans to develop a body of touring work on the great dying art and etiquette of letter-writing! Watch this space for news of our curious tour-van, our fleet of post-boxes and our collaboration with all sorts of wonderful artists and musicians!
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Every couple of months Kilter is working with new local company, A Word in Your Ear, to curate a soiree of themed stories and music under the cover of the Green Roofs project. Local writers and those from further afield are creating absorbing 10 minute pieces to read themselves or give to one of our performers.
From an unfixed point in the distant future, the Kammioneers have dragged their cabinet of curiosities. Constantly on the look out to increase their intriguing collection of artefacts ’mined’ from the drowned coastal cities, this inquisitive and eye-catching pair barter and trade with everyday items that betray the fascinating history of people and planet before the great catalysing catastophes of the 21st century.
‘The Kammioneers’ is a new venture for Kilter – a walkabout street-theatre piece at home in any setting. To see photos and find out where the pair are next appearing, keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter feeds. To arrange a performance or discuss availability, contact Olly at Kiltertheatre.org.
Kilter is so well known for its pioneering and ‘unparalleled low-carbon theatre practise’ (The New Statesman) we are often asked for readily available transferable performance pieces to take to festivals and one-off events.
With The Kammioneers it is great to be able to offer something so simple and adaptable. The characters continue their voyage of discovery, spreading an important environmental frame of mind, wherever they land. The piece makes a very strong arresting image in constant flow and it provides a simple but mind-altering message about the future… and by implication the present and the role we each have in it.
‘The Kamionneers’ is made in conjunction with the Future Museum – a project developed by artist and kamioneer, Jethro Brice. As with all Kilter’s work the salvaged props and recycled sets he has made blend with engaging ‘point-blank’ characters as Kilter’s trade-mark emblem of quality craftsmanship and sustainability.
The development of The Kamionneers was made possible by a commission from Bath Fringe Festival and we are very grateful to them!
After many happy & productive years with Kilter, Claire has decided to move on. She’s been with us since the start & we wish her all the best as she pursues opportunities elsewhere. Here is a full fond farewell from Claire.
“After many happy and productive years with Kilter, I’ve decided to leave my role as co-director. It’s been a tough decision as Kilter has been a huge part of my life for so long and a massive influence on my creative development. But things can’t stay the same forever, and there are so many other projects pulling at my tail, that I felt it was time to move on and focus my energies elsewhere. Co-running a company based in Bath when you live in North London has proved harder than I imagined and so, with other parts of my career taking flight, this seemed like an opportune time to let go and see what new adventures I can find.
Having been there at the very start, when Olly, Caroline and I first dreamed up the company, to leading on our corporate work and, of course, being part of successful shows like Roots Replanted, the Little Month and Remote Patrol – it’s been an incredible journey. I’ve met some amazing people and made some fabulous new friends and learned so much about the kind of work I think it’s important to make. Thank you to all of you who have helped make Kilter what it is.
The good news is that I’m remaining an associate artist of the company, so you’ll still be hearing from me!
For now, I’m going to be focusing on some new writing for TV that I have in development and exploring new theatrical opportunities nearer my home in London.
Huge love to you all and watch this space!
Don’t forget to keep in touch – www.clairewyatt.com @claireewyatt “
Kilter Theatre are looking for people to take part in a unique series of FUTURE GAZING WORKSHOPS to feed into an exciting new play, DESCENDANTS, set in the heart of Bristol!
With this project we intend to put Bristolian participants’ contributions to our Future Gazing Workshops at the very core of our performance, using Bristolian imaginations as the creative centre of the play’s futurological visions. Indeed, we hope to celebrate the main contributors by having them involved ‘onstage’ in the final production!
With huge thanks to all at The Tobacco Factory, the first workshop session will be taking place on FRIDAY 25th NOVEMBER at 12.30pm – 2.30pm AND 4pm – 6pm at the BREWERY THEATRE (Tobacco Factory Theatre).
The session will be a participatory arts led event! As well as discussions, debates and questionnaires, there will be a chance to build townscapes, design the fashions of the era, create weather forecasts, invent Governments, develop a new currency, and generally get imaginative with words, film, colours, images and sound!
We will hope to cover the Future of Bristol and the U.K, dreaming about Society, Communities, Economies, and the Environment, plus begin to explore your own Futures, the Futures of your loved ones and ultimately your very DESCENDANTS!
We hope it will be an incredibly uplifting, positive and creative look at the world of the FUTURE! After being involved in a workshop, you will receive further info about how to continue being uniquely associated with the project as it progresses.
Yes, there will also be delicious free refreshments and lots of opportunity to ask Kilter Theatre questions!
If you think you or someone else you know would like to get involved in the first FUTURE GAZING Workshop with Artistic Director, Olly Langdon, and Co-Founder/Joint Director, Caroline Garland, please reply to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and contact phone number, specifying either the 12.30pm workshop or 4pm workshop that you would like to attend.
- Please let us know before the 23rd November.
- We are interested in participants of all ages and all backgrounds.
- Places are limited so important to book!