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Fierce Festival: The Live Art of Sociology

We’re delighted at the publication of a new book by Fierce trustee Cath Lambert that draws heavily on Fierce’s histories and methodologies.

The Live Art of Sociology attends to the importance of ‘the live’ in contemporary social and political life. Taking existing work in live sociology as a starting point, this book considers some of its aspirations through unique empirical investigations. Queer and feminist theory and methods are also employed in exploring the challenges of researching live experiences and temporalities. With case study examples ranging from the work of live body artists to experiments in curating sociological research, Lambert successfully demonstrates the diverse ways in which art can provide the aesthetic and affective conditions for social and political disruption.

The book reflects on Fierce’s work – there’s something of its history in here, and discussion of Fierce projects by artists including Graeme Miller, Monica Ross, Mette Edvardsen, Ron Athey, and many others.

Cath Lambert is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Warwick, UK.

Buy it here.

The Other Way Works: The Other Way Works is seeking a freelance Producer

The Other Way Works is seeking a Freelance Producer to join our team to deliver the development and 2019 tour of ‘A Moment of Madness’ – a brand new immersive theatre meets real-world-gaming experience from The Other Way Works in collaboration with game designer John Sear.

This is a key management role, working alongside the Artistic Director Katie Day to ensure that the project is delivered in a high-quality and timely manner.

For further information and application process, please download the full Job Pack PDF here.

The deadline for expressions of interest is Saturday 10th March at 5pm.

Women and Theatre: W&T launch new theatre company for young people

We’re kicking off 2018 with an exciting announcement – the launch of our Word Lounge Theatre Company, for Looked After Young People, Young Carers and Young People with additional needs.

Building on the success of previous one-off projects, WLTC sees us teaming up with Birmingham Hippodrome, The REP and MAC, and will see young people making new work that responds to each venue’s wider artistic programme and expertise.

The opportunities to work in different ways and at different venues will be hugely impactful, supporting young people to gain varied skills and experiences, as well as the opportunity to attend professional shows.

This ambitious 2 year project is supported by Children in Need and will provide continuity and greater development opportunities for young people from different backgrounds to collaborate, create and realise their ideas.

The young people involved will produce high quality work in professional theatre environments, empowering their self-belief and allowing them to be part of something truly unique.

Do you know a young person who wants to get involved or want to read more about this exciting new project?  We’ll be making a call out for participants shortly.

Women and Theatre: W&T launch new theatre company for young people

We’re kicking off 2018 with an exciting announcement – the launch of our Word Lounge Theatre Company, for Looked After Young People, Young Carers and Young People with additional needs.

Building on the success of previous one-off projects, WLTC sees us teaming up with Birmingham Hippodrome, The REP and MAC, and will see young people making new work that responds to each venue’s wider artistic programme and expertise.

The opportunities to work in different ways and at different venues will be hugely impactful, supporting young people to gain varied skills and experiences, as well as the opportunity to attend professional shows.

This ambitious 2 year project is supported by Children in Need and will provide continuity and greater development opportunities for young people from different backgrounds to collaborate, create and realise their ideas.

The young people involved will produce high quality work in professional theatre environments, empowering their self-belief and allowing them to be part of something truly unique.

Do you know a young person who wants to get involved or want to read more about this exciting new project?  We’ll be making a call out for participants shortly.