Remember way back in September when we announced our Roundabout Prototype was looking for a good home? Well, after sifting through lots of brilliant applications and innovative ideas for using the prototype we’d like to have given it to everyone, but two applications particularly stood out. We’re delighted to announce that ownership of the Prototype will shared between: RIFT based in Tottenham, and THE FLANAGAN COLLECTIVE based in North Yorkshire.
Both applications were brimming with brilliance, and we think that sharing the Prototype in this way allows it to retain some the Roundabout DNA as it travels up and down the country every year.
THE FLANAGAN COLLECTIVE
Since 2011, THE FLANAGAN COLLECTIVE, have been making and creating work in North Yorkshire.
They have popped up in country pubs, barns, back gardens and front rooms and have now set up base in an 18th Century converted Watermill. Their previous output includes Beulah, BABYLON and Fable (which you can catch at the VAULT Festival!). Plus they produce events like The Little Festival Of Everything, programming folks like RashDash, Third Angel, Chris Thorpe, Chris Stokes, Holy Moly & The Crackers, Hannah Nicklin, Little Mighty and Hunting Bears.
From May – September, the Prototype will set up shop with them. Their aim is to turn it in to a meeting place – a place for artists to come and stay and play and create, and a place for the local community to come and make, input and be a part of a growing rural arts ecology.
RIFT are Felix Mortimer and Joshua Nawras. RIFT’s mission is to tell stories without boundaries.
After spending the summer in Yorkshire, the Prototype will make the move to STYX in Tottenham Hale, North London where Felix and Josh have worked for five years. Since establishing STYX in June they have already staged performances and worked with the Royal Court, Young Vic, Belarus Free Theatre and LIFT and hosted 12 international companies who have been in residence in their current space. They have opened a pop up pizza parlour, bespoke architectural pavilion and Library (home to local playwright in residence Annie Jenkins). RIFT’s vision for the Prototype is that it will enliven their area with stories, open up dialogues between communities and showcase the voices of Tottenham and beyond.
To find out more, you can watch this film about RIFT made early last year.
Team PP are thrilled that the Prototype will now allow THE FLANAGAN COLLECTIVE and RIFT to curate their own programmes of local and international artists for their communities to engage with and enjoy.
We’re delighted that the Prototype has found two such exciting new homes to invite artists and audiences to. We can’t wait to see what happens next…