Looping the Loop festival
Adventures in Performance
SPRING FESTIVAL: 22 APRIL – 1 MAY 2017
A group of Thanet-based arts organisations is working in partnership with internationally acclaimed theatre producers Battersea Arts Centre and seven other towns around the UK. Looping the Loop, our festival of live performance, takes place across Thanet, looping together our three main towns (Margate, Broadstairs, Ramsgate) and the practitioners who live here. The main aim of the festival is encouraging new audiences for live performance.
The project has recently been extended until 2019, with a year-round programme of activity as well as two Festivals a year here in Thanet. In spaces new and old, familiar or hidden away, Looping The Loop will mesmerise and surprise. Alongside 3 or 4 productions brought to Thanet from Battersea Arts Centre, we produce new work here and support other East Kent theatre-makers to bring work to the festival – home-grown is a vital element and one we are developing with each festival season.
There are shows for all ages, workshops for all levels including professional practitioners, new work from Thanet being shown (developed with your help!) and we continue to support practitioners to get their work in front of an audience.
Go to www.loopingtheloopfestival.org.uk for full details, to join the mailing list and to see plans for new shows. Find out how to get involved, especially if you are or want to be, a theatre-maker.
Scroll down to see a few images from performances. The rich mix creates a vital exchange and dialogue between Thanet, London and the UK’s best theatre-makers.