Bluecoat: What’s There to Laugh About?

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Venue: Bluecoat
Dates: 25/05/2016
Times: 11:00 - 17:00


What’s There to Laugh About? – International Symposium on Comedy in Art
Wednesday 25 May 2016, 11.00 – 17.00
Venue: Bluecoat, School Lane, Liverpool L1 3BX

A symposium questioning how humour is currently used in performance making, presenting and programming.

Are you an artist, programmer, academic, comic, or just interested in the art of laughter, then this is for you….

A lively day-long symposium at Bluecoat in collaboration with PANDA and Physical Fest.

With special guest appearances including Sean Kempton (Cirque Du Soleil), Hilary Chaplain (USA Physical comedienne), provocations, discussion and featuring key speaker, John Wright.

John Wright is an internationally renowned teacher and director who wrote the acclaimed book ‘Why Is That So Funny?’ John was a founder member of the acclaimed theatre companies, Trestle and Told by an Idiot.

A chance to explore & discuss a range of subjects, including:
• Programming
• Comedy in learning, training and education
• Where are the boundaries and how are they being pushed?
• The value and use of comedy in creating theatre or art
• Method, styles and influences in the creation of work

This event is in collaboration with Bluecoat’s exhibition: Double Act: Art and Comedy (until Sun 19 Jun 2016), which explores how comedy helps us to shape meaning and negotiate the complexities of everyday life.

£40 for organisations / £20 for artists and freelancers / £10 for PANDA Members & Physical Fest attendees. £10 discount if booked before 1st May!
Conference price includes lunch & refreshments.
Book here: http://www.thebluecoat.org.uk/events/view/events/3385