Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Call Out for Artists and Performers

A Room Full of People present: NOTHING (by Lulu Raczka)
…..………..………………….. WHAT IS IT?
A Room Full of People is a performance collective currently fronted by Jordan Linton & Rachel Eames.

This summer, we are bringing together a group of Bristol based artists to create a dynamic, multidisciplinary and experimental piece of contemporary performance based on the 2014 play NOTHING by Lulu Raczka.

As artists and directors, we are keen to make work that is playful and unexpected. Within this performance piece we will be exploring the line between emotion and apathy in individuals in the current social climate, and how that line can be blurred.

………………….. WHO DO WE WANT?
We are looking to create a company of 8 performers that are open, creative, playful and willing to explore, take risks and learn from each other. This is a call out for performers from a range of backgrounds, including;

  • Dancers
  • Poets / Spoken Word Artists
  • Visual Artists
  • PerformanceArtists/Live Artists
  • Musicians / Vocalists
  • Writers
… as well as performers from more traditional theatre backgrounds!

We really encourage responses from;
  • Performers who have minimal experience with theatrical performance
  • Performers from working class backgrounds
  • Performers from BAME backgrounds
  • LGBTQ+ Performers

We hope to create a company that is artistically diverse. The performance will draw upon multiple artistic areas, blending and blurring them together so that they all hold equal significance in the piece. Whether you have experience in multiple areas or just the one, we’d love for you to apply or get in touch if this sounds like something you’d be interested in!

  • This project is probably unpaid - we are working on a DIY basis, and any profit made will be divided amongst the company
  • This is not a showcase of other work or an opportunity to perform your own work

We will perform;
  • TWO shows during the week beginning 2nd July
  • In a Bristol City Centre venue (confirmed, just not announced yet!)
We will rehearse;
  • ONE or TWO evenings a week through May and June
  • In a Bristol City Centre Space

……..……………..………….. GET IN TOUCH
If you’re interested and are free to come along to a workshop / audition at 6pm on Wednesday 25th April, then please drop us a line at!

(If you can’t make this time but are interested then let us know anyway - we are up for putting on another workshop / audition if there’s enough demand!)

We hope to hear from you soon!

Jordan and Rachel x


Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Volunteer Coordinator - The Bristol Shakespeare Festival

The Bristol Shakespeare Festival is a volunteer run organisation, playing host to some of the UK’s most impressive touring theatre companies every July. The Festival looks to use iconic, unusual and much loved spaces to bring Shakespeare to life in our beautiful city.
We are looking for an enthusiastic volunteer coordinator to work alongside the rest of the festival committee in order to help the festival run smoothly.

Key responsibilities:
·         Recruiting volunteers
·         Managing the volunteer rota
·         Correspondence with the team of volunteers

·         Free entry to all shows of the festival
·         Experience working in events management for an award-winning festival
·         Meeting other lovely volunteers and touring companies

Previous experience would help but not necessary.
You must be available in July and starting from May for occasional committee meetings and planning.
If interested, please contact us at
We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

Thank you,

The Bristol Shakespeare Festival Team

Friday, 2 March 2018

Spike Island Open Studios 2018 - Call for Volunteers


Every year at Spike Island, hundreds of artists and creative businesses throw open their studio doors and visitors are invited to explore their working environments. Open Studios weekend includes a programme of family friendly activities, tours, events and pop-ups by some of Bristol’s best street food traders.

We are looking for volunteers to help at various times across the weekend, including supporting artists with specific performances and projects, and helping us to inspire and assist visitors as they explore this extensive building.

Open Studios runs from Friday 4 May, 6–9pm (followed by after party until late); Saturday 5 May, 11am5pm; Sunday 6 May, 11am5pm; to Monday 7 May, 11am5pm.

Volunteers must attend an induction session on Wednesday 18 April at 56.30pm.

For more information and to request an application form, please email our volunteer coordinator Beckie Upton:

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

New Art Space in Ashton with two big workshops available

New art space in Ashton called @estateoftheartsbristol with two huge workshops available for artists, creatives and small businesses. Both spaces include access to our communal areas: kitchen, lounge, test space gallery and outdoor yard and are part of an energetic new creative community of around 30 people.

Unit 3 is 70sqm £630pm, with the start of a clean studio build and kichen area
Unit 4 is 76sqm £670pm

Both with very high ceilings, rolling shutters and heaps of space for large works and machinery. To find out more or to book a viewing please contact Estate of the Arts on, you've got to be quick!

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Voluntary Invigilator - Spike Island

Voluntary Invigilator


Spike Island have a new expedition starting on the 29th September and are looking for a team of volunteers to invigilate.

If you are looking to gain experience within the arts, enjoy interacting with visitors and other creatives, then come and join their team of friendly volunteers. Visit their website for more information on the role and how to apply.

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Wanted - Theatre/Seat Reviewers

SeatPlan, the UK’s largest seating information site, has recently added the Bristol Hippodrome Theatre to its online seating guides. Now we’re looking for enthusiastic local theatregoers to join the SeatPlan community and share their theatre experience.

Benefits of being a SeatPlan reviewer:
- Help out other audience members with your theatregoing experiences
- Earn Theatre Token rewards for each seat review you leave
- Automatic entry into our monthly ticket competition when you leave a review

Follow the link to add your first seat review now:

Check out this video guide from our partners MTAS (Musical Theatre Appreciation Society) explaining the SeatPlan reward system:

If you have any questions about SeatPlan and our reward scheme please email:

Friday, 18 August 2017

Call Out to Curators for FAB Festival 2018

Deadline: 27th October 2017

We invite fresh and challenging concepts

FaB is a test-bed for the new, wonderful and sometimes odd. We encourage you to think outside the box! See links below to some curators' blogs from 2017, or visit for more.

FaB curators’ shows can include: performance, intervention, installation, multi-media and video work, photography, drawing, painting, sculpture and all disciplines in between.

Curating a show for FaB is a great chance to gain experience in this competitive field, to realise your own exhibition or event, to make new contacts and network. In past years FaB has initiated exchanges between artists and curators from Manchester, Swansea, Oxford, Bath, Hungary, Poland, Canada and beyond.

Selection by committee will take place in November, those selected will be invited to attend a curator’s meeting after which your show will be advertised in FaB’s November call out to artists.

FaB will offer you admin support, practical advice through regular meetings, mentoring from past curators and exhibition space.

For more information and to apply go here.