Alison Neighbour
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Looking for a storyteller

Bread & Goose are looking for a storyteller based in/near Bridgend/Llantwit Major area, with a knowledge of local legends and tales from Dunraven Bay. We're running a family event on 24th March and would like a storyteller to run a paid one hour session in the morning. Please email alison@breadandgoose.co.uk if you're interested, and please feel free to share this post.Thanks,AlisonSee More
Feb 22, 2018
A blog post by Alison Neighbour was featured

Return: Military Wives, a windswept beach, and the Odyssey

Return is a new theatre piece which explores the experience of modern day military wives, linking to Penelope's experiences in Homer's Odyssey, and using this ancient text as a way in to up to date stories of waiting, longing, loving, and returning (or not). We are making the work for Dunraven Bay in south Wales, creating a journey through the site that encompasses the geology, tide, and…See More
Aug 17, 2016
Alison Neighbour posted a blog post

Return: Military Wives, a windswept beach, and the Odyssey

Return is a new theatre piece which explores the experience of modern day military wives, linking to Penelope's experiences in Homer's Odyssey, and using this ancient text as a way in to up to date stories of waiting, longing, loving, and returning (or not). We are making the work for Dunraven Bay in south Wales, creating a journey through the site that encompasses the geology, tide, and…See More
Aug 10, 2016
A blog post by Alison Neighbour was featured

RETURN - a short film

Back in March, on a windswept beach in the Vale of Glamorgan, Bread & Goose began an adventure into a new project called Return. We wanted to explore Penelope's version of events in Homer's Odyssey, and to work in connection with the landscape and weather echoing her experiences of waiting and loss. Supported by Waleslab, we spent a week onsite exploring and developing ideas for the piece, and at the end of the week we hosted a little sharing. Here is a film of some of our work so far: …See More
Apr 19, 2016
Alison Neighbour posted a blog post

RETURN - a short film

Back in March, on a windswept beach in the Vale of Glamorgan, Bread & Goose began an adventure into a new project called Return. We wanted to explore Penelope's version of events in Homer's Odyssey, and to work in connection with the landscape and weather echoing her experiences of waiting and loss. Supported by Waleslab, we spent a week onsite exploring and developing ideas for the piece, and at the end of the week we hosted a little sharing. Here is a film of some of our work so far: …See More
Apr 19, 2016
Alison Neighbour commented on Alison Neighbour's blog post RETURN: A week on the beach
"We did have a wonderful week - thank you! Hope your sharing on Friday went well? We were thinking of you!"
Mar 14, 2016
Re-live commented on Alison Neighbour's blog post RETURN: A week on the beach
"Hi Alison Sounds like you had a wonderful week! Sorry we didn't manage to get down. Look forward to keeping in touch."
Mar 14, 2016
Alison Neighbour posted a blog post
Mar 12, 2016
A blog post by Alison Neighbour was featured

RETURN: Two days with the army. Part 1 of our Waleslab project.

Bread & Goose started our Waleslab project last week. We're making a new piece of site specific theatre called Return, which is about waiting for a loved one to return from war, and the moment of return itself. It's inspired by Homer's Odyssey, and we're interested in how the ancient tales match up to the modern experiences of warfare, journeying, and waiting.To begin our research, we…See More
Feb 18, 2016
Alison Neighbour posted a blog post

RETURN: Two days with the army. Part 1 of our Waleslab project.

Bread & Goose started our Waleslab project last week. We're making a new piece of site specific theatre called Return, which is about waiting for a loved one to return from war, and the moment of return itself. It's inspired by Homer's Odyssey, and we're interested in how the ancient tales match up to the modern experiences of warfare, journeying, and waiting.To begin our research, we…See More
Feb 17, 2016
Alison Neighbour commented on Simon Coates's blog post Edinburgh 2015 - who's going?
"Hi Simon, I'm back home now, but do check out a couple of shows I've designed: Ross & Rachel at Assembly Box 12.30pm, and Much Further Out Than You Thought at Underbelly Cowgate 3.20pm. Enjoy!"
Aug 11, 2015
Alison Neighbour joined Rhian Lewis's group
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Edinburgh 2015

National Theatre Wales are off to Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year, with Cotton Fingers and For All I Care, and we want to link up with as many Wales-based companies as possible in the run up the Fringe, and during.Comment on this group to let us know if you, your company, or a play you recommend is there. Be great to support all the Welsh companies heading up there!Also, please feel free to use this group to look for accommodation, travel buddies and cross-promotion opportunities - such as…See More
Aug 11, 2015
Alison Neighbour posted a blog post

Inspiration Laboratory in Denmark

Last week I was lucky enough to attend the INSP Lab 2 in Denmark, through an opportunity advertised on the NTW community. I've written a blog about my time there, where I worked with 14 other international artists to explore the nature of inspiration. We had a busy 4 days of making, destroying, testing, and inspiring each other. You can read about it here...Scenography BlogSee More
May 29, 2015
Alison Neighbour joined Rebecca Knowles's group
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TRIONGL

TRIONGL is a Cardiff-based theatre company that works collaboratively to devise new pieces of theatre that engage with socially relevant themes.See More
May 29, 2015
Alison Neighbour commented on Gavin Porter's group The Peoples Think Tank
"Yes, it's a shame the finished version isn't touring in Wales - maybe it will do the rounds again."
Apr 24, 2015
Alison Neighbour commented on Gavin Porter's group The Peoples Think Tank
"Hi everyone, if you get the chance you should go and see Coney's show Early Days of Better Nation http://coneyhq.org/2014/09/12/early-days-of-a-better-nation-2/ - it's a really interesting opportunity to have a go at being a…"
Apr 24, 2015

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What I do:
Design, Scenography, Writing
A little more about me:
I grew up in Newport and moved to London to train as a designer at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. I've been working as a designer for 11 years, on lots of varied projects across the UK. I particularly enjoy the collaboration that comes with devised work and new writing, and I love the adventure of site specific projects in unusual and challenging locations. I'm really interested in the journey and role of the audience during the performance, and I co-founded a collective called Bread & Goose to explore those interests further. Together we've made 7 productions, including Wales & England touring Lost in the Neuron Forest and accompanying interactive installation The Memory Store; a book made with and for South Wales based military wives; and numerous education projects with community groups and universities.

I'm currently exploring how scenography can be the start of a participatory process, and how it can support audiences taking an active role as co-builders of artistic experiences, and I was recently awarded a Developing Creative Practice grant for this research. I'm also a resident at Pervasive Media Studio in Bristol.

Always up for a chat about scenography, participation, community, and audiences!
Location:
London/Caldicot/Bristol
Projects I’m working on:
The Girl With Incredibly Long Hair is touring Wales from April, which is really exciting after our previews in Blackwood & Cardiff last Easter.

Tumulus opens at the Soho Theatre in London in April.

And I'm developing several new scenography-led projects that work with responsive technologies to engage new audiences - Beacons is an interactive treasure hunt and light installation about our connection to the sea and to each other; Home is a ritual walk that responds to migration and the experience of having to leave your home and build a new life; and The Memory of Here is a transmedia project about climate change and saying goodbye to the planet.

I'm also trying to travel as much as possible and have several other projects bubbling away on sketchbook pages.
Personal Website/CV:
http://www.alisonneighbourdesign.com
Twitter @username:
@ali_neighbour

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Looking for a storyteller

Bread & Goose are looking for a storyteller based in/near Bridgend/Llantwit Major area, with a knowledge of local legends and tales from Dunraven Bay. We're running a family event on 24th March and would like a storyteller to run a paid one hour session in the morning. Please email alison@breadandgoose.co.uk if you're interested, and please feel free to share this post.

Thanks,

Alison

Posted on February 22, 2018 at 19:05

Return: Military Wives, a windswept beach, and the Odyssey

Return is a new theatre piece which explores the experience of modern day military wives, linking to Penelope's experiences in Homer's Odyssey, and using this ancient text as a way in to up to date stories of waiting, longing, loving, and returning (or not). We are making the work for Dunraven Bay in south Wales, creating a journey…

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Posted on August 10, 2016 at 18:44

RETURN - a short film

Back in March, on a windswept beach in the Vale of Glamorgan, Bread & Goose began an adventure into a new project called Return. We wanted to explore Penelope's version of events in Homer's Odyssey, and to work in connection with the landscape and weather echoing her experiences of waiting and loss. Supported by Waleslab, we spent a week onsite exploring and developing ideas for the piece, and at the end of the week we hosted a little sharing. Here is a film of some of…

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Posted on April 19, 2016 at 11:00

RETURN: A week on the beach

Posted on March 12, 2016 at 16:02 — 2 Comments

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At 20:45 on July 5, 2013, John R. Wilkinson said…

Hi Alison

Thanks for the comment.  Small world.  Remember seeing the posters for Wuthering Heights at Walmgate, it's one of my favourite classics.  Yes, a chat would be lovely.  Have sent a friend request so we can talk more.  JRWx

At 17:32 on September 4, 2012, Ben Gwalchmai said…

Hey Alison,

Thanks for the comment.

I'm currently a little too busy to get involved with anything new but I may ask you about it again in 2013. I hope that's alright.

I'll see you on the Google Drive soon.

Thanks.

At 11:20 on February 17, 2012, Jen Thornton said…

Hi Alison, 

Welcome to the Community! It's great to see you here. 

Have a look around and get stuck in. A good place to start is by joining a group. I recommend checking out the Creatives Group (which is looked after by Matt Ball, one of our Creative Associates). 

You can also Write a Blog Post to update the community, or start a debate, and see what's on and add your own events in the What's On section

As usual it's best to just dive in, but if you have any questions do give me a shout. 

Jen

 
 
 

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