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Fri 30 April  |  2pm - 4pm (BST) (30 minute time slots)

One to One Conversations  |  Age 16+

Artist Surgery - On Audiences

With Helen Freshwater


The Artist Surgeries are designed to offer a space for in-depth, open exchange with someone who has a specialism, lived experience, or interest in a particular topic, field or subject area. 


You are invited to bring along questions or ideas you want to explore in the session that relate to your own creative practice.  Don’t be shy!

On Audiences with Helen Freshwater

These sessions welcome individual artists or companies to engage in an open conversation about how they consider audiences in their practice.  


Artist Biography

Helen Freshwater

Dr Helen Freshwater works at the University of Newcastle as a researcher and lecturer. She has a long-standing research interest in theatre audiences.


Her publications in this area include Theatre & Audience (2009) and ‘British Theatre Audiences since 1945: ownership, interaction, agency’, forthcoming in The Cambridge Companion to British Theatre Since 1945 in 2022.


She was Co-Investigator on ‘Understanding Audiences for the Contemporary Arts’, a 36-month AHRC-funded project which concluded in 2020.



BSL Interpreters and Automated Close Captions are available for this event.

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Ticket information and accessing events online
Due to the ongoing global pandemic, The GIFT Exchange is taking place online, providing a digital space for us to come together to exchange. 

Tickets are limited and Free and need to be booked in advance. GIFT welcomes donations over the 3 days of The GIFT Exchange.

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The GIFT Exchange events via our Eventbrite booking page here

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