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Supporters, Advisors and Friends of Firebird Theatre

Firebird Theatre would like to thank all friends and families and supporters who help us to get together to make our theatre; who support us with their time, their donations of money, help with transport, advice, props and all the weird and wonderful things that theatre companies need!

Supporters Thanks

Artists First

Artists First is a group of 16 visual artists and is Firebird Theatreís sister organisation.

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Ann Pugh, Redweather Productions Ltd.

Bristol filmmaker, Ann Pugh, worked with us since 1998. Her most recent film for Firebird Theatre is Firebird Theatre, an introduction.

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Bristol Old Vic

We are proud to acknowledge Bristol Old Vic and its entire staff as Firebirdís main supporter and partner.

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Independent Theatre Company

Firebird Theatre is a member of ITC. ITCís mission is to ďfacilitate the creation of excellent professional performing arts by supporting, developing and representing the people who manage and produce it.Ē

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Theatre Alibi

Theatre Alibi is one of the most important theatre companies in the southwest and Annemarie MacDonald, Theatre Alibiís Marketing Director, is an advisor for and supporter of Firebird Theatre.

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AMICI Dance Theatre Company is a dance theatre company based in London. Firebird has worked with Wolfgang Stange, its director, and wants to continue and develop its relationship with Wolf and Amici in the future

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Turtle Key Arts

Turtle Key Arts manages Amiciís administration, projects and fund raising activities. In the past, when Firebird was the Portway Players and Turtle Key ran an arts venue in London, we performed there twice. We have met with Turtle Key again and Ali King has been instrumental in supporting Firebird to link up with Amici.

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Graeae is the UKís leading disabled-led theatre. Firebird has linked with Graeae through Rachel Bagshaw, (Training and Learning) who has helped us with advice.

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Peepolykus (pronounced people-like-us) is one of the UKís most exciting touring theatre companies, creating comic theatre with proven national and international appeal. Peepolykus is the theatre company of John Nicholson (guest director) and Kim Lawrence (Tour booker, marketing and advisor) and we are proud of the work they have both done with us.

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ArtSpider is the learning disability arts website from Mencap. Find out about events near you, check out the gallery and upload your own art.

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Firebird has received a Local Arts Award from Mencap to develop its links with Amici Dance Theatre in London.

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Claire Williamson 

Claire is a poet and is working with Firebird on The Tempest.

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Sarah Moody

Sarah is a musician working with Firebird on The Tempest.

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Katie Keeler, Theatre Bristol

Katie Keeler is an advocate and networker for Firebird and we receive support and advice from Theatre Bristol.

Theatre Bristolís ambition is to make Bristol a centre  for brand new theatre work.

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Chrissie Godfrey, Visionjuice

Chrissie is helping Firebird evaluate its work through action research. Visionjuice offers innovative consultancy and training in personal/organisational change and creativity that goes beyond boundaries and expectations.

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Funding Bodies

The Coutts Charitable Trust
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