Dear Creatives

Dear Creatives, This is for you.

Dear Creatives,

This is for you. To the theatre makers, actors, directors, designers, writers, teachers, performers, artists, lighting designers, technicians, singers, craftspeople, dancers, film-makers, poets, composers, and choreographers this is for you. For the ones who readily or reluctantly sit on the outside of established institutions, this is for you.
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Think Inside The Box

Everyone wants to be creative these days, we want to learn it, practice it, hear it, see it, eat it, shovel it into our procrastinating faces in the hope that it might just stop us from feeling like we want to leap off the nearest tall building and splat into a creative expression of personal suffering beautifully represented in the the way our miserable guts leak into the cracks of the indifferent cold grey pavement while the world just walks on by…as usual.
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It is not childish to live with uncertainty, to devote oneself to a craft rather than a career, to an idea rather than an institution. It’s courageous and requires a courage of the order that the institutionally co-opted are ill-equipped to perceive.

-David Mamet, True and False: Heresy and Common Sense for the Actor

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CREATIVITY - Divergent processes


In our current world the idea of being a good person is a rare ambition to find, we are all Continue Reading →

The Big Red F


Welcome to the on-line home of Fairground.

Fairground are currently on a creative pause while Tid is focused on research into collaborative theatre making practice and its correlations within the natural and social sciences and philosophy towards ideas of living well.

However you can still contact Tid directly here for acting coaching or creative consulting.

and in the mean-time please feel free to take a look around…

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I want to be what I was when I wanted to be what I am now

Tid and Peter talk about music, theatre, and making work with young people, this was filmed while Tid was Director of Bristol Old Vic Young Company, the film was shot and edited by Tim Crawley.
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“it is always the popular theatre that saves the day. Through the ages it has taken many forms, and there is only one factor that they all have in common – a roughness. Salt, sweat, noise, smell…

— Peter Brook | The Empty Space

All stories to which we connect are, in some way, about us: about our relationships, our needs and desires, the pains and pleasures of being human. Continue Reading →

“The Master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his information and his recreation, his love and his religion.

He hardly knows which is which.

He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving other to decide whether he is working or playing.

To him he’s always doing both.”
— James Michener

“In life I want students to be alive and on stage I want them to be artists”

— Jacques Lecoq