Independent organisation and community venue, Small World Theatre, is delighted to announce plans to launch a digital stage to find ways to engage, support artists and entertain audience through the Winter months funded by the Arts Council of Wales’ Cultural Recovery Fund.
Many artists and arts organisations are having a worrying time addressing the COVID situation in Wales. Audiences are missing contact with their local community venues and freelancers are facing difficulties finding commissions.
Small World Theatre has also received timely support from the Arts Council of Wales to explore and experiment with new ground-breaking digital techniques. It will be introducing new 2D puppet characters taking its work online to present a Winter programme of events live-streamed from its venue. The Digital Stage will include story time for children, intimate gigs, a Cabaret show and more besides. “This is an experiment that’s somewhere between live performance and watching a film. Instead of feeling overly restricted by COVID, we aim to enhance our work using technology, find new ways to engage audiences and reach more people in their homes.” says Marketing Manager Sam Vicary. “We will be doing everything we can to keep the atmosphere warm and friendly, showcasing many of your favourite performers such as Beyond Compere, until we are able to safely meet again”.
“It’s challenging inhabiting a 2D body folks” says Beyond Compere “but, I’m sure I’ll get used to it in time – ah time, that’s another dimension… I’m feeling more confident already!”
For more details about forthcoming events and to re-connect, please visit the website smallworld.org.uk.