11:00 – 12:00 BST, FRIDAY 3 JULY
The arts industry is entering a new world due to COVID-19 and this panel will discuss the challenges facing the industry exploring how we must adapt to survive and how the arts can lead the way when it comes to emergence from lockdown.
Life during and after Coronavirus is a live webinar held on Zoom, featuring panellists Stephanie Perry, Boudicca Pepper and Jack Hart.
Jack Hart is an emerging playwright, actor and singer songwriter from Bolton. Jack’s debut play ‘Man Down’ premiered at The Actors Centre in Covent Garden in July 2019, produced by Exploding Whale Theatre.
Jack is a queer, working class artist with a passion for cracking open conversations about mental illness and getting rid of the stigma.
Boudicca is a Sussex-based activist, rapper and singer-songwriter who found her voice, following a childhood marked by crisis through the vibrant Hip Hop scene in her hometown Brighton. Known for her incendiary megaphone raps at demonstrations Boudicca released her debut EP The Princess & The P in 2018. Her powerful live performances (vocal and megaphone based) secured her international attention and shows with Kate Tempest, at the Edinburgh Fringe (with Poets & M.C.’s), Democracy Alive (The Netherlands), Youth Strike 4 Climate and Extinction Rebellion.
These live webinar sessions will take place on Zoom at the time listed at the top of this page. Please register using the link above and keep an eye on your emails as you will receive a confirmation link with the login details.
Please note, these events have a limited capacity and we ask that if you do register to attend that you let us know if you can no longer use your place so we can reallocate it to someone else.
This webinar is part of Creative Youth’s So You Wanna Work In The Arts? programme, a series of free sessions aimed at helping young people gain an insight into the professional creative industries. The workshops will be bring together experienced arts practitioners and inspiring young creatives to explore the future of the arts.
Supported by Arts Council England, Kingston Council and Kingston University.
Please note these sessions will be recorded so we can make the resources available to other young artists in the future.
Due to Covid-19 this year’s festival has been created as an online experience. We hope you enjoy the festival and are inspired by the talented artists who are adapting to these challenging times. If you would like to see more of the international collaborations that have been demonstrated during Digifest, please consider making a donation to the charity here.
Any contribution, however big or small, is hugely appreciated.