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DEVOTED & DISGRUNTLED 6: 29 - 31 January 2011

Saturday, January 29, 2011 at 10:00 AM - Monday, January 31, 2011 at 2:00 PM (GMT)

DEVOTED & DISGRUNTLED 6: 29 - 31 January 2011

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Full Price 15 Tickets Ended £20.00 £1.49
Group Discount 5 Tickets Ended £80.00 £2.99

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Do you love theatre?

Do you find it frustrating?

Do you wish it were different?

Are you looking to change things?


Devoted & Disgruntled 6

Singing in the Dark times:

What are we going to do about theatre and the performing arts now?


This invitation is addressed to...

The company that has lost its funding.

The company that hasn't. 

The experienced practitioner who has been through this before.

The producer who thinks it's time to jack it in. 

The artist who has only just begun.

The student who has had to increase their loan.

The person who has been to D&D before and never came back.

The person who is angry about the cuts.

The person who welcomes the cuts.

The person who has never come because it sounds "cliquey." 

We need you. We really need you at this event.


In the whole history of our annual Open Space event "Devoted & Disgruntled" there has never seemed a more urgent & pressing need for this invitation to go out.

The Arts this year have experienced an unprecedented challenge in the form of the funding cuts, which have happened in the last month, at both a national and regional level. It has all seemed so shocking and yet many of us are of course not surprised.  


The fallout from this situation is potentially incredibly dangerous. It may not only lead to the obvious loss of artistic work but just as important to the loss of livelihoods, hope and energy for people new and old to the performance world. There is a possibility, as the story unravels, of us experiencing a sector that is divided and in conflict with itself: The dragons of Isolation, Separation and Depression rear their ugly heads! At this time it is essential that we engage with each other in order to be increasingly imaginative, creative and supportive of our peers and fellow artists, producers, programmers, technicians, agents, teachers, and all the people who work within and without institutions and structure in the funded and commercial performance sector. Let's help write our own new story of how we deal with the situation and are not divided by the challenges we face. We must look after our work and our souls as well.


So whatever your response to the situation come to Devoted and Disgruntled VI. Use this opportunity in Open Space to talk about what angers you, get inspired about what you are passionate about, but most of all: Come and take action.


Phelim McDermott
Co-Artistic Director, Improbable


In the dark times

Will there also be singing?

Yes, there will also be singing.

About the dark times.

Bertolt Brecht




Singing in the Dark times:

What are we going to do about theatre and the performing arts now?


Facilitated by Phelim McDermott

A 3 day event.

29th & 30th January 2011, 10am - 7pm

31st January 2011, 10am - 2pm

York Hall, Bethnal Green, Old Ford Road, E2 9PJ





Although Open Space may be new to you it has been used successfully all over the world. It is an exciting open-ended event that enables a self-organising group to use its collective imagination to deal with complex issues and it will achieve this in an incredibly short space of time. By the end of the event the following will have occurred:

·       Every issue of concern to anybody will have been raised,if they took responsibility for doing that.

·       All issues will have received full discussion, to the extent desired.

·       A full report of issues and discussions will be in the hands of all participants.

·       And YOU will have taken part in making it happen.




Improbable are committed to ensuring that Devoted and Disgruntled 6 is a democratic and accessible event so please contact Jo Hemmant, to discuss your access requirements.  


Voice: 020 7240 4556 

Email: jo@improbable.co.uk


Devoted and Disgruntled 6 is wheel chair accessible

We are offering sign language interpreters

Our information is available in a range of formats

Assistance dogs are welcome




We ask all participants to commit to the Saturday and Sunday. We do hope that you will return for the Monday morning but understand that the beginnings of weeks bring new commitments. 


£20, £15 concession (student, unwaged, over 60) All support workers / access assistants are free. 

Group discount: five tickets for the price of four. A group of five gets five tickets for £80. (All proceeds are to cover direct costs of this event including the hire of the space, refreshments and equipment hires.)



Order tickets online here: event brite.  http://devotedanddisgruntled6.eventbrite.com 

Tickets will be offered on a first come first served basis so please book early to ensure your place. We regret that we will be unable to offer a refund if you are unable to attend.



Have questions about DEVOTED & DISGRUNTLED 6: 29 - 31 January 2011? Contact the organizer

When & Where

Bethnal Green
Old Ford Road
E2 9PJ London
United Kingdom

Saturday, January 29, 2011 at 10:00 AM - Monday, January 31, 2011 at 2:00 PM (GMT)

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