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PD SESSION: Looking at the Gig Picture: Rural Touring in the UK
Date: Saturday, September 28, 2019
Time: 8:30 am – 9:45 am
Location: Rodd Charlottetown Hotel - Provinces Room

Performing in the UK: sounds great, right? It sure is! It's just not as simple as taking a hop over the pond. But don't fret: we're here to help! Since 2003, Contact East has been delivering an export program which brings a delegation of international presenters from the UK and other countries. This program, generously funded by FACTOR, has supported over 45 international tours, allowing Canadian artists to expand their touring markets and ensure their music reaches audiences both in our region and abroad. To help with booking shows abroad, we work with rural touring schemes in the UK, voluntary promoting groups (village halls, libraries, local schools, church halls, community groups) that bring professional artists to perform in their venues.

Join us to learn the ins and outs of touring in the UK, from schemes, to bookings, to visas. You'll have all the tools you need to join the trove of Contact East artists who have toured in the UK over the years, such as Diyet & The Love Soldiers, Ian Sherwood, Theatre Newfoundland Labrador, Rebecca Perry, Ryan Cook, The Fugitives, Bon Debarras and many many more! 


Panelists include Lyndsey Wilson of SpotOn Lancashire (Touring Scheme Manager), Rebecca Perry (Canadian touring artist), David Kingsmill (Company Tour Manager) and Ryan Cook (Canadian touring artist). 

Facilitated by: Kate Gracey-Stewart.



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