Alison Neighbour
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CARPENTER WANTED- NEWPORT AREA

Looking for someone to make a basic round table and trestles for an exhibition - needed at Riverfront on 1st Feb. Please email me if you're interested to quote for the job: ali.neighbour@gmail.com Thanks! AlisonSee More
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CARPENTER WANTED- NEWPORT AREA

Looking for someone to make a basic round table and trestles for an exhibition - needed at Riverfront on 1st Feb. Please email me if you're interested to quote for the job: ali.neighbour@gmail.com Thanks! AlisonSee More
Jan 11

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What I do:
Design, Scenography, Writing
A little more about me:
I grew up in Newport and moved to London, via York, 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 touring production 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 awarded an ACE Developing Creative Practice grant for this research. I'm also a resident at Pervasive Media Studio in Bristol, and a participant in the Creative Europe Open Access Transmedia residency. In 2019 I took part in NTW's Egin, and this has shaped my work over the past year.

Always up for a chat about scenography, participation, landscape, community, and audiences!
Location:
Folkestone/Caldicot/Bristol (generally nomadic!)
Projects I’m working on:
I'm developing several new scenography-led projects that focus on our response to climate crisis and deepening connection with the natural world. Lately I've also become interested in working with responsive technologies to engage new audiences.

Some projects in development are:
Beacons -an interactive treasure hunt and light installation about our connection to the sea and to each other. Planned for production in Folkestone in 2021.
The (Future) Wales Coast Path, a response to sea level rise and the need to adapt, supported by an NTW Located Residency and Open Access Transmedia residency.
Hidden Voices - looking at how trees communicate and how we might understand that better. With composer Dan Pollard.

I'm also part of the Society of British Theatre Designers Sustainability Group - seeking industry wide change in how we approach sustainability during production processes, and supporting designers to put this into practice.
Personal Website/CV:
http://www.alisonneighbourdesign.com
Twitter @username:
@ali_neighbour

Alison Neighbour's Blog

CARPENTER WANTED- NEWPORT AREA

Looking for someone to make a basic round table and trestles for an exhibition - needed at Riverfront on 1st Feb. Please email me if you're interested to quote for the job: ali.neighbour@gmail.com Thanks! Alison

Posted on January 11, 2020 at 18:17

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

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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 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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