12 May: Theatre UK 2016 conference

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What’s great about the UK theatre industry today? How will the art and practice of theatre need to adapt to thrive in the next ten years? How can theatre play a more prominent role in key issues of national and international debate? And will theatre inevitably become a minority interest for an increasingly diverse population?

Join us at Theatre 2016 to celebrate the UK’s status as a world leader in theatre and debate these and other important issues with colleagues from across the sector.

Index on Censorship’s associate arts producer Julia Farrington will be taking part in a panel:

Meeting Ethical and Reputational Challenges – Panel Discussion in partnership with What Next? Ethics initiative, followed by debate and resolutions

  • Julia Farrington, Index on Censorship
  • Louise Jeffreys, Barbican
  • Clare Slater, The Gate

In this special panel session programmed in partnership with the What Next? Ethics initiative, Julia Farrington will discuss the pressure to censor/self-censor; how this has changed, what challenges organisations need to be aware of in the future and how organisations can work with other sectors (including the police) within this context. Louise Jeffreys shares experiences of taking risks and breaking boundaries and what happens when increased external pressure can lead to censorship and how organisations can best respond and the support individuals can offer each other in these situations. Clare Slater will share the background to the Meeting Ethical And Reputational Challenges guidance and share how it can be used by organisations to develop ethical policies to ensure they are better prepared for future challenges.

When: Thursday 12 May, Friday 13 May
Where: Piccadilly Theatre, 16 Denman St, London W1D 7DY (Map)
Tickets: From Theatre 2016 site

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