COMMON: GROUND in the South East

Farnham Maltings is partnering with COMMON and arts organisations across the south east on a programme of events under the banner COMMON: GROUND in the South East, in locations across the region, to ensure we hear from as broad a range of artists as possible.

The next sessions will be held at:

CHICHESTER: Chichester Festival Theatre, at 18:30 until 21:00, on Monday 9 December 2019. More information here

COMMON: GROUND is a series of supportive discussions for working and under-class theatre artists and creatives who live and work in the south east. The sessions are an opportunity for dialogue; for those attending to share examples of the barriers they face to their career progression, and identify solutions as to how the participating theatre organisations can more effectively support working and under-class artists in the region.

These conversations are captured as part of COMMON’s research into the scale of the challenges faced by working and under-class artists nationally.

All events will be wheelchair-accessible, baby/child friendly and inclusive of working and under-class artists from intersectional backgrounds across race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, gender binaries and visible and non-visible disabilities or illness.

Please call 01252 745424 or email to book your place, and/or if you have any specific requirements, questions, travel or access needs.


COMMON is the leading national arts organisation which exists to support the UK creative industries, with a particular focus on theatre, to achieve greater intersectional, socio-economic diversity. Our aim is to make arts and culture widely accessible to the working and under-class, whether they be creatives or communities, and to campaign for greater equality, inclusivity and representation of the working and under-class.

We partner with arts organisations across the UK to develop practical and sustainable solutions to improve the access to, inclusion in and engagement with their work for both creatives and communities from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds

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Previous events held by COMMON:GROUND in the South East

Corn Exchange Newbury, on Tuesday 30 July

The Hawth, Crawley, on the 05 September


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