Students looking for opportunities to work with partners may be interested to hear about a new CDF-funded project, co-ordinated by Richard O’Brien (University of Birmingham). Richard is organising a theatre production at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe of a verse play, Free for All, written as part of his practice-led research, which will be followed by a tour of partner venues in Midlands3Cities locations, hopefully including Derbyshire.

The project is looking for up to 8 students across the consortium to act as partner liaisons, establishing and managing relationships with creative industry partners which are likely to include Nottingham Contemporary and the Culture team at Leicester City Council.

Liaisons would be able to develop skills in project management, marketing and promotion within their local area, financial planning and collaboration with cultural venues, as well as conducting a live case study into practice-led research and audience response, built around the performances and a series of seminars and post-show talkbacks, which will eventually lead to a potential co-authored publication.

There is also still the chance to be involved as a performer, and more information on the project as a whole is available on the Kickstarter page which liaisons could also help promote across the consortium: Anyone interested is invited to contact Richard on or 07745 120351 for more information.