SohoCreate Festival 2015 speakers: Finding Voices
Vicky Featherstone has been Artistic Director of the Royal Court since 2013, following six years as Artistic Director of the National Theatre of Scotland since its foundation in 2006. Since starting at the Royal Court, Featherstone's credits have included Zinne Harris’ How to Hold Your Breath, Dennis Kelly’s The Ritual Slaughter of George Mastromas, Abi Morgan’s The Mistress Contract and God Bless the Child. She opened her first season at the Royal Court with Open Court Festival - a festival of plays, ideas and events, chosen by over 140 writers.
Rapper Speech DeBelle won the 2009 Mercury Prize for her debut album Speech Therapy. DeBelle’s single ‘Spinnin’ from her second album Freedom of Speech, released in 2012, was re-worked by Tinchy Stryder and used as one of the official anthems of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
Both Vicky Featherstone and Speech DeBelle will be joined by sculptor Richard Wentworth CBE, a leading luminary in New British Sculpture since the end of the 1970s. His work mostly plays with the idea of objects and their use in our day-to-day experiences. By subverting the original function of industrial objects and items found discarded into works of art, he challenges our understanding the objects and our everyday interaction with them. In his ongoing series Making Do and Getting By, Wentworth documents the everyday, through sculpture and photography, paying attention to objects, occasional and involuntary geometries as well as uncanny situations that often go unnoticed.
What do these three creatives have in common? Do their thoughts, ideas and visions come from widely differing places or might they have more in common than you might think?
|What||Finding Voices, SohoCreate Festival 2015|
|Where||French Protestant Church, 8-9 Soho Square, London, W1V 3QD | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Tottenham Court Road (underground)|
On 05 Jun 15, 5:15 PM – 6:15 PM
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