British Council 'Knowledge is GREAT' Lecture Series

Wednesday 21 February 2018
Esplanade Recital Studio

British Council, in collaboration with Singapore Repertory Theatre and  Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay


What Relaxed events tell us about who arts are for

A British Council 'Knowledge is GREAT' Lecture featuring

Kirsty Hoyle, Founder and Director, Include Arts

This event is in conjunction with National Theatre's acclaimed production of 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time' taking place at Esplanade, Theatres on the Bay, between 29 March 2018 and 8 April 2018.  For further information, please click on the link above.

Kirsty Hoyle will be delivering a two day training course at SRT, further details can be found after the Speaker profile below.

About the Lecture:

Lecture will focus on the journey of Relaxed Events in the UK, and internationally, both as a service development and as a catalyst for increased access provision for neurodiverse people across the cultural sector.  Kirsty will discuss her work with cultural organisations, asking 'Who's not here?  Why not? How do we change that?' and share stories of audience impact and successful audience diversification.  Kirsty's work ranges from supporting individual artists to develop accessible pieces to working on the world first Relaxed Prom at the Royal Albert Hall and the lecture will share the learning from these experiences and show why access to the arts is critical for the betterment of everyone.

Event Details:

The event will be held on Wednesday, 21 February 2018. Registration will commence promptly at 7.00 p.m.

Venue: Esplanade Recital Studio, 1 Esplanade Dr, Singapore 038981
Time: 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.

Pre-booking is essential and places are limited.

Dress code for the evening is business attire

Please note: All registrations are subject to availability. We reserve the right to limit and/or refuse registration without assigning any reason. We will confirm all valid registrations with a reminder email. If you do not receive a reminder email but have a valid registration please email us at education@britishcouncil.org.sg for confirmation before arriving at the venue.

About the Speaker:

Kirsty Hoyle
Kirsty is Founder and Director of Include Arts, a training and consultancy organisation specialising in access to the arts for all and has been at the forefront of increasing access to cultural events for learning disabled people.  Alongside independent consultancy work she has worked in-house as Access Manager for; Society of London Theatre, UK Theatre and the Unicorn Theatre where she developed a flagship access programme which established the theatre as leaders in the field.  In 2013 Kirsty ran the successful national Relaxed Performance Project, working with the Prince's Foundation for Children & The Arts and has continued to promote Relaxed Performances across the world; visiting the US and Canada annually since 2014 with the British Council to share her 'Relaxed Performance' model.  She works with many strategic organisations to increase access across the arts including Arts Marketing Association and Creu Cymru (Wales).  Kirsty is also Head of Arts for the UK national charity Sense, who support deafblind people and is leading the strategic development of accessible arts for all.

Training with Kirsty Hoyle
The two day course covers, Disability Equality, Everyday Access, Understanding Sensory Environments, Relaxed Performance 101, Accessible Marketing and Materials, Visual Story Workshop, all through a cohesive approach to access and audience development. For further information about the training please click on the following link: http://www.srt.com.sg/training

For further information about this event please email: education@britishcouncil.org.sg