The Centre for Contemporary Theatre at Birkbeck is pleased to announce the first of its events on patronage this year, will take place on Thursday 6th of December from 7-8.30pm at room G03, 28 Russell Square, Birkbeck College (entrance to the room is via 26 Russell Square). This event will consider the history of patronage at the theatre. Speakers include:
- Dr Lucy Munro (Keele) on early modern patronage
- Dr Gilli Bush-Bailey (Royal Holloway) on 19th century patronage
- Dr Theron Schmidt (Kings) on contemporary forms of patronage.
The event will be chaired by Christopher Cook, broadcaster and arts
journalist and a Birkbeck Research Fellow.
Rather than focussing on funding per se, this event will consider the
myriad forms of patronage that have operated at varying moments the
theatre: advocacy, guardianship, protection, canonicity, market-led
forms of patronage etc.
This event is the first of a series at Birkbeck this year. Future events
will consider patronage from the perspectives of: unpaid labour; urban
renewal and gentrification; the media as a patron; and voluntary and
charity work at the theatre. Further details of these events will be