Inventing the future

WGGB is proud to be partnering with HighTide theatre company for the 'Inventing the future' conference this autumn
Inventing the future flyer

The virtual summit, which takes place from 22-23 October 2021, features arts industry figures and supports playwrights, theatre-makers, commissioners and producers as the sector emerges from Covid-19.

The conference is part of the ‘Inventing the future’ festival of new work, presented by HighTide at the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich, Suffolk, from 22-24 October.

Full information, schedules and bookings can be found here.

Richard Pinner, Theatre Chair of WGGB, said:

“The Covid pandemic has delivered acute challenges to the theatre landscape, but it is not the only pressing issue on the horizon for the sector.

“Equality and diversity, climate justice and the digital revolution afforded by streaming are just some of the areas WGGB has set its sights on in advocating for our playwright members.

“We are therefore delighted to be continuing our close working relationship with HighTide by partnering with them on their forthcoming ‘Inventing the future’ symposium, and to support their progressive, influential and vital work.”

Inventing the future comes as HighTide takes up a new year-round base in the east of England at the New Wolsey, supported by Arts Council England and the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

The organisation now has a year-round presence in the region, cementing its commitment to local talent development across diverse communities.