About Rising Tides
ENGAGING WITH CHANGE
Rising Tides is a collective formed of experienced and emerging artists, contributing to wider artistic engagement with the Climate Emergency.
We engage with Educational and Corporate partners, delivering workshops that explore, and inform on, a variety of topics, from Food Waste, Climate Migration, Plastic Pollution, Fast Fashion, and Working Together Sustainably, using drama exercises and techniques.
Our first project was a takeover at HighTide Festival. We were delighted to present four exciting pieces of new writing (Two Fish, and Fracture by Steve Casey, Limpets by Jonnie Bayfield, Fridge! by Polly Churchill) and an immersive multi-media experience (Think Tank, devised by Chris Lawson & Paul Webster).
We were subsequently awarded Arts Council funding to research and develop Two Fish, Fridge! and Think Tank in partnership with the Arcola Theatre.
We held a rehearsed reading of Mu'assel by Riad Ismat (previous Syrian Minister of Culture) at Diorama Arts Centre, with donations going towards the The Red Crescent.
Most recently, we hosted Letters to The Earth with The Space, Isle of Dogs, performing and discussing letters contributed by poets, citizens, playwrights and politicians, from all over the globe, connecting to the Climate Emergency.
O U R T E A M
Neil Sheppeck - Artistic Director & Creative Producer
Neil was the creative force behind Love&Madness directing and performing in over 25 UK & Eire Tours. Now he still acts and directs, but is devoting a lot of his time to developing plays and projects addressing the challenges faced by Environmental Change.
Gavin Dent - Director & Assistant Producer
Gavin has directed and assisted on a number of productions including Flutter (Soho Theatre), Lisa and John Slideshow (Mac Theatre, Belfast), Scratches (New Diorama). Acknowledging the power theatre has to establish positive social change. Gavin is committed to creating work that will make audiences aware of how immediate the issue of climate change is for everyone.
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O U R T R U S T E E S
Tom Burke - Chairman E3G
Ece Ozdemiroglu - EFTEC
Jonathan Rennison - Fundraiser