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20 inspiring talks by leading thinkers and practitioners about innovation and change in the arts, culture and society.

Each dynamic platform event features 5 speakers who take the stage for 10 minutes each.

Join us as we challenge the status quo, stretch our imaginations, and think the unthinkable.


Opening Night
Wednesday 6 November, 7.30pm – £10 for entry to both the platform and Heartache.Heartbreak by Bryony Kimmings (includes £10 Under26/ Bush Connect tickets)
Madani Younis (Artistic Director, the Bush Theatre)
Inua Ellams (poet, playwright and performer)
Louise Stern (writer)
Alison Tickell (CEO of Julie’s Bicycle)
David Osa Amadasun (Freelance Development Officer)

Platform 2
Thursday 14 November, 5pm – £3
Lucy Ellinson (performer)
Kieran Hurley (playwright and performer)
Anthea Lawson (campaigner at Global Witness)
Nir Paldi (co-Artistic Director of Theatre Ad Infinitum)
Florence Jumpp (Kids Company)
Why not stay for the evening show?
Chalk Farm by Kieran Hurley and AJ Taudevin?

Platform 3
Tuesday 19 November, 5pm – £3
Jon Spooner (co-Artistic Director of Unlimited Theatre)
Francois Matarasso (writer and independent researcher)
Amardeep Sohi (writer and critic)
Ty (hip-hop artist)
Gemma Cairney (DJ and BBCR1 Weekend Breakfast Show host)
Why not stay for the evening show, Venus/Mars by Patrice Etienne?

Platform 4
Thursday 21 November, 5pm – £3
Maddy Costa and Jake Orr (Dialogue)
Steve Tompkins (architect)
Rikki Beadle-Blair (playwright and director)
Jonathan Holmes (Artistic Director of Jericho House)
Why not stay for the evening double bill, Mess by Caroline Horton & Where The White Stops by ANTLER?

RADAR Platforms are generously sponsored by Oberon Books

This is a past event 06 Nov 2013 to 21 Nov 2013


Saw #Misty @bushtheatre last night. Oh. My. Word. One of the best things I've seen in a long time! @BeholdArinze is… https://t.co/y8sjHC7dzJ
Niall Ransome
17 Mar
Attempting some #Mistytheplay Balloon cookies for Monday tech notes - not quite as smart on the icing as I was hopi… https://t.co/WARWyBwLD5
Michael Ager
18 Mar
#Project2036: conversations that investigate ideas of power in theatre + the ways in which it intersects w/ gender,… https://t.co/zsyf1lxQ0v
Skin Deep
18 Mar
#ArinzeKene is one of the most talented people I know - poet singer actor rapper playwright, the original renaissan… https://t.co/jw8PO0abwN
Mia Bays
18 Mar
Finally @bushtheatre to appreciate the new developments, architecturally and artistically https://t.co/9SNSrDmHJT
Claire French
17 Mar
Can’t wait to watch #Misty @bushtheatre tonight! Gonna be ace. https://t.co/xyMsVZjJbn
Paul Smith
17 Mar

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