Introducing the Lost & Found Festival 2012 artists from Day 2
Art with Heart – aka Sarah Evans – presenting ‘From Me To You’
Our work often has love and justice at its heart with a slice of comedy, sometimes light, sometimes dark (often weather dependent). I love creating stories based pieces which are personal and linger. I love working on one-to-one, intimate performances and giving little tokens of love. Bringing performances to new places is great and am excited to be on a tram for Lost and Found! My favourite reviews so far are being dubbed “the love child of Bill Hicks and Lee Evans” and referred to as “that girl in the pink tent... she made me cry, in a good way”.
Lani Irving – presenting ‘Wildlife’
When I began my Embroidery degree in 2009, I got the sense that graduates had very much figured themselves out and knew exactly what they were doing. Graduating this year, I was surprised to find that I hadn't yet figured myself out, but was even more surprised to find this prospect exciting rather than scary. I realised that I didn't have to try and tick all the boxes on my 'To do' list before graduation, and I'm now trying to tick those boxes and develop my practice in different ways.
I work predominantly as an image maker, through drawing, prop making, photography, collage and embroidery. In my images, I seek to create moments of narrative and insight into a character, so moving on to create my 'Wildlife' performance for Lost & Found Festival this year is a very natural step in my development as an artist.
Small Encounters presenting ‘Small Encounters’
The Small Encounters collective is dedicated to the exploration, creation and presentation of intimate and one-to-one performance work.
Small Encounters is a collective of four Birmingham based artists (Antonia Beck, Jill Dowse, Charlotte Gregory and Lucy Nicholls) who have come together with a shared desire to explore more intimate and interactive audience-performer-spatial dynamics.
Our concept and programme of work, which is also called Small Encounters, is a series of one to one and intimate encounters within portable, tent-like structures.
New Space Productions – presenting ‘There & Back Again’
New Space Productions is a burgeoning performance company based in the Northwest. Interested in works of drama and music, written specifically for non-traditional settings; the company’s sight-specific work explores spaces not designed expressly for performance. In this way the company works outside of conventional limits for performance and explore ideas present in these alternative surroundings. NSP are passionate about taking performance to broader audiences who aren’t necessarily seeking it...
New Space Productions was set up in 2011 by composer/musician Michael Betteridge and director/producer/youth arts worker Eleanor Craddock. They seek to showcase young talent, who may not get recognition in the competitive wider sphere. NSP’s debut piece ‘Indigestion’ was premiered as part of the 2011 Not Part Of Festival, before being awarded a place in the Library Theatre’s Re:Play Festival at The Lowry and later being revived for a production at the RNCM (Royal Northern College of Music).