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Fern Smith

Fern was born in London and now lives in Swansea, South Wales. After studying for a degree in Psychology and a Masters in Industrial Relations she formed Volcano Theatre Company with Paul Davies in the 1980’s. Since then Fern has performed, directed and taught workshops for Volcano and as a freelancer nationally and internationally for 25 years. Fern is also a Holistic Massage therapist, Craniosacral therapist and a Relational Dynamics Coach. Fern was awarded the Arts Council of Wales Clore Leadership Fellowship in 2009 / 10. As part of her fellowship she co-developed Emergence-Eginiad an arts and sustainability initiative for Wales. Emergence aspires to bring artists and the arts sector in Wales together, creating a platform to inspire, empower and inform artists to take a role in developing ‘creative practice for a sustainable future’.
Fern is co-initiator and creative producer of Emergence.

www.volcanotheatre.co.uk

Jenny Mackewn

Jenny Mackewn is an organizational consultant, creative catalyst, constellator, systemic coach, trainer and author working across sectors – ranging from educational and environmental to business. She specializes in catalyzing creative conversation and dialogue and in whole systems approaches to leadership and organizational development. She has recently designed and led pioneering programmes in eco facilitation and eco constellations for schumacher college.

Jenny facilitated World Café’s for Emergence and advisory group meetings. She was also one of the designers and Land Journey facilitators on the 2012 Summit

Rhodri Thomas

After gaining an degree in Environmental Biology in 1988, Rhodri did the post graduate performance course at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. For the following 13 years he was a freelance actor, writer and small scale producer working with theatre companies in Wales and in London. He has produced  shows at Chapter and took his one man play (written with Boyd Clack) to the Dublin Fringe Festival. He has also acted in numerous BBC radio productions and appeared on film and TV most notably as one of the main cast of BBC sitcom SatelliteCity.

In 2002 Rhodri returned to university and gained a Masters in Environmental Management. Since then he has worked for the University of Glamorgan, Environment Agency Wales, Forum For The Future and Cynnal Cymru-Sustain Wales. This currently includes acting as a steering role in the Creu Cymru Emergence project.

Rhodri is co-founder of the Emergence initiative and manages Cynnal Cymru’s Emergence contribution.

Paul Allen

Paul is  CAT’s External Relations Officer, heading the ground-breaking Zero Carbon Britain research and communications programme,. Paul holds an Honours degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from LiverpoolUniversity and joined the Centre for Alternative Technology in 1988. Since then Paul has held many positions at CAT and helped spearhead many projects local to the Dyfi valley and further afield including Dulas Ltd – a CAT spin-off renewable engineering company and Eco Dyfi, a local organisation facilitating the regeneration and sustainable development of the DyfiValley (a UNESCO Biosphere reserve). Paul has also been influential on Wales’ position on climate change and sustainability in roles as Wales’ Climate Change Comissioner in 2007 and part of the Wales Science Advisory Council in 2010. Paul is also a sound engineer and musician, playing double bass, guitar, bouzouki bodhran and low whistle.

Paul was part of the Emergence Advisory group, gave presentations at Case for Optimism and Emergence Cardiff and was project manager and coordinator for CAT’s involvement in the Emergence Summit.

www.cat.org.uk

Lucy Neal

Instigator, theatre maker and educator, Lucy Neal is interested in the art of social sculpture and how celebratory events act as a catalyst for change. Co-founding director of the LIFT Festival, recent projects, The Trashcatchers’ Carnival and the Tooting Transition Shop explore how artists nurture collective space to imagine a more ecological and life-sustaining society. Co-author of MMM’s Sustainable Ability, she is Happiness Associate on the Happy Museum Project and co-founder of Case For Optimism.  Active in the TransitionTown movement since 2008, she is currently writing Playing For Time, the Transition Book on the Arts. She was awarded an OBE in 2005 for services to drama.

Lucy gave a presentation at Emergence Swansea and then became Design consultant at the 2012 Summit in addition to facilitating on the Land Journey North route.

www.sustainableability.com

www.happymuseumproject.org

www.caseforoptimism.co.uk

Rosie Strickland

Rosie studied for a BAhons in English and Comparative Literature at Goldsmiths College, London. Since graduating in 2008 she has lived and worked in Spain, Cornwall and Wales dabbling in various forms of communication and creative practice including writing for Positive News, TEFL teaching, co-organising improvisation workshops, language learning and experimenting with more connected and sustainable ways of living. She worked for three years at the Centre for Alternative Technology in various marketing and media roles and is now a freelance project manager, coordinator and marketeer for the arts and environment.

Rosie was co-ordinator of the 2012 Summit and Emergence website.

Deborah Keyser

Deborah is leading the Creu Cymru Emergence partnership.

http://www.creucymru.co.uk/

Philip Ralph

Philip Ralph is a writer and performer based in Swansea. He trained at RADA and has been working professionally as an actor and performer in theatre, television and film since 1992.

Philip won the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award 2008 for his play Deep Cut, which also won Fringe First and Herald Angel awards. He is a regular scriptwriter on the BBC soap-operas Holby City and Doctors and is currently developing several new screenplays for film and television. As a performer, he is an associate artist with Volcano Theatre Company and was nominated as best Actor for Hitting Funny by the Stage Awards at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2005.

Since 2010 he has been The One-Eyed Man, in an extended experiment in performance, conversation and the here-and-now. He followed this initial series with CHAT/SHOW, which encouraged audiences to talk about talking, before going on to create How Volcano Saved My Life for Volcano’s 25th anniversary birthday party festival. He continues to perform alongside Fern Smith in Doin’ Dirt Time, a piece which explores artists responses to the global environmental crisis.

Philip Ralph partnered with Emergence principally for the 2012 Summit and is now developing his work under the Emergence umbrella and continuing his support for the project.

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Contributors


  • Adam Thorogood
    Adam Thorogood

  • Alan Dix
    Alan Dix

  • Alice Hooker-Stroud
    Alice Hooker-Stroud

  • Alison Tickell
    Alison Tickell

  • Allan Shepherd
    Allan Shepherd

  • Anna Ledgard
    Anna Ledgard

  • Ansuman Biswas
    Ansuman Biswas

  • Axel Tangerding
    Axel Tangerding

  • Bedwyr Williams
    Bedwyr Williams

  • Ben Stammers
    Ben Stammers

  • Ben Todd
    Ben Todd

  • Catherine Langabeer
    Catherine Langabeer

  • Clare Cooper
    Clare Cooper

  • Clare Whistler
    Clare Whistler

  • Einir Young
    Einir Young

  • Eluned Haf
    Eluned Haf

  • Eric Maddern
    Eric Maddern

  • Esther Tew
    Esther Tew

  • Fabio Santos
    Fabio Santos

  • Fern Thomas
    Fern Thomas

  • Flora Gathorne-Hardy
    Flora Gathorne-Hardy

  • Gabriel Anderson
    Gabriel Anderson

  • Gary Anderson
    Gary Anderson

  • George Marshall
    George Marshall

  • Hannah Williams
    Hannah Williams

  • Hermione Elliot
    Hermione Elliot

  • Hilary Jennings
    Hilary Jennings

  • Jean Boulton
    Jean Boulton

  • John Fox
    John Fox

  • John McGrath
    John McGrath

  • Judith Knight
    Judith Knight

  • Leon Rosselson
    Leon Rosselson

  • Lil Woods
    Lil Woods

  • Lori Frater
    Lori Frater

  • Martin Powell
    Martin Powell

  • Menna Elfyn
    Menna Elfyn

  • Miche Fabre-Lewin
    Miche Fabre-Lewin

  • Morgan Parry
    Morgan Parry

  • Nicolas Young
    Nicolas Young

  • Nick Capaldi
    Nick Capaldi

  • Owen Griffiths
    Owen Griffiths

  • Paul Emmanuel
    Paul Emmanuel

  • Peter Harper
    Peter Harper

  • Rebecca Sullivan
    Rebecca Sullivan

  • Rhun Bleddyn
    Rhun Bleddyn

  • Ria Dunkley
    Ria Dunkley

  • Richard Gott
    Richard Gott

  • Robert Newman
    Robert Newman

  • Rosie Leach
    Rosie Leach

  • Rupesh Shah
    Rupesh Shah

  • Sarah Woods
    Sarah Woods

  • Satish Kumar
    Satish Kumar

  • Simon Murray
    Simon Murray

  • Simon Whitehead
    Simon Whitehead

  • Sue Gill
    Sue Gill

  • Teo Greenstreet
    Teo Greenstreet

  • Tobi Kellner
    Tobi Kellner

  • Tom Andrews
    Tom Andrews

  • Huw Charles
    Huw Charles

  • Pete Telfer
    Pete Telfer

  • Dan Gifford
    Dan Gifford

  • Katie Hastings
    Katie Hastings

Adam Thorogood

Adam Thorogood

Adam is the natural resources coordinator at the Centre for Alternative Technology. He ran a workshop at the 2012 Emergence Summit.

Centre for Alternative Technology


Alan Dix

Alan Dix image

Alan Dix has worked as a theatre director and arts consultant for over 30 years. He has supported organisations and artists throughout the UK in the production of new work and has developed cultural policies and programmes with local authorities, Arts Council England and many other public bodies. In 2012 Alan produced My Last Car for the Cultural Olympiad. Written by Sarah Woods, My Last Car is a high spirited examination of the motor car, its impact on our sense of self and the adaptations we must make to address a future that may not include the ubiquitous automobile. Alan is planning to re-tour My Last Car in 2014.

www.mylastcar.co.uk

www.509arts.co.uk

Alice Hooker-Stroud

Alice Hooker-Stroud

Zero Carbon Britain Research Coordinator & Technical Communications Officer
Centre for Alternative Technology


Alison Tickell

Alison Tickell

Alison Tickell established Julie’s Bicycle in 2007 as a not-for-profit company, to unite and lead the music industry in tackling climate change. JB has brought together a coalition of scientific and industry figures to map the carbon profile of the industry and take practical steps to reduce it. JB has developed the Industry Green certification scheme specifically for the creative sector.

Alison is Associate Professor at Buckinghamshire New University, a member of the Events Supplement Working Group for the Global Reporting Initiative, and a founder participant on the United Nations Music & Environment Programme, 2010. Previous roles include Music Director at Creative and Cultural Skills and Development Director at Community Music, Advisory roles include the Live Music Forum, Music Manifesto Steering Group, and the Music Business Forum. She is on the Board of Sound Connections. Alison trained as a musician. www.juliesbicycle.com

Allan Shepherd

Allan Shepherd

Publications Editor
Centre for Alternative Technology


Anna Ledgard

Anna Ledgard

Anna Ledgard is an independent producer, researcher and professional development leader. Her roots as a teacher led to initiating international arts collaborations and pioneering accredited training for artists and teachers at LIFT (London International Festival of Theatre) and Eastfeast. She has developed award-winning projects with artists and performers in bio-medical and education settings across the UK. She has a particular interest in the role of the arts in sustainable education and is producer of 5 arts and science collaborations in chronic healthcare settings with artist Mark Storor. Anna is an associate producer with Artsadmin; Chair of the Wellcome Trust large arts awards panel 2010 – 2013; and is a Secondary School governor.

http://livingwelldyingwell.net

www.annaledgard.com

Ansuman Biswas

Ansuman Biswas

Ansuman Biswas works in a wide variety of media from music, performance, theatre, text and 3D, but his main concern lies between science, work and religion. He is interested in traversing, transposing and translating across many different kinds of border, where improvisation and play are important elements in his practice, yet at its core is the technique of vipassana meditation.


Axel Tangerding

Axel Tangerding

Axel Tangerding – architect, director and actor – is the founder of Meta Theatre Munich, which is a production house built in the Bauhaus style. He recently developed a theatre building for the Swedish theatre company, Teatermaskinen, in Riddyrhyttan – a building complex called ‘Workspace Riddarhyttan,’ which hosts an experimental theatre space, a studio for light, sound and video, a workshop, a foyer, a service unit and a guest house for artists in residence (for European projects). The task was to develop a design under “green” criteria concerning energy, materials and sustainability. The first unit will be finished in 2011, and in 2012 the total compound will be finished, including an amphitheatre and a sauna at the lake side.

Axel Tangerding is involved in international networks, having been on the board of IETM (International Network for Contemporary Performing Arts), and is currently on the board of ITI (International Theatre Institute).


Bedwyr Williams

Bedwyr Williams

Bedwyr Williams’ work includes stand-up comedy, sculpture and painting, posters and photography. He draws on his own experiences and his take on the world is simultaneously satirical and deadly serious; he reveals both his and our own complex neurosis and idiosyncrasies. His
installation, text based works and live performances explore subject matter ranging from growing up in Colwyn Bay with size 13 feet, to a mini bus crash with four other artists in residence (in which he is the only survivor).

His recent solo exhibition NIMROD further exposes the ludicrous fears that drive and restrain us all and is a great example of entire environments that he creates. Through this broad range of media, a strong sense of surrealistic humour and a sharp critical mind, he explores notions of what it means to be an artist born, living and working in the regions. He makes work relevant to a sense of place and belonging but simultaneously refuses to be compromised or pigeon-holed by provincial tastes or stereotypes.


Ben Stammers

Ben Stammers

Artist. Born and brought up in North Wales, Ben Stammers is a visual and live artist. He also works as a wildlife guide and educator. He has exhibited work and undertaken residencies in various locations throughout Wales and further afield. He has taken part in several walking-based projects, including Crwydro / Marcheurs des bois (2003 & 2005) an exchange with Canadian artists in rural northern Quebec, Vulpine (2007 & 2009) a collaboration with movement artist Simon Whitehead that explored liminal spaces in London & Cardiff through dawn walks with the public, and The Milford Swallows (2008) a joint residency with musician Ceri Rhys Matthews, that looked at migration, adaptation, and global change. Ben’s recent performance works include a live presentation called ‘Bangor Eye’, as part of the North Wales International Poetry Festival in October 2012, and the outdoor performance as part of Simon Whitehead’s ‘Maynard Come Home’in May 2013.

Ben Todd

Ben Todd

Ben Todd, Executive Director, Arcola Theatre, joined Arcola Theatre in 2005 and has been instrumental its growth and diversification in to environmental sustainability. Ben holds a PhD in engineering from Cambridge University and has worked in R&D, technical and strategy consulting on both commercial and government projects, including at Cambridge Consultants and Rolls-Royce Fuel Cell Systems.

As well as managing Arcola Theatre, he is Managing Director
UK for Horizon Fuel Cell, developing new markets and applications for renewable energy technologies. Ben was Project Director and de-facto Project Manager for Arcola’s Ashwin St move, doing everything from lobbying the Mayor to coordinating the internal & external design team, to managing volunteers knocking down walls.


Catherine Langabeer

Catherine Langabeer

Julie’s Bicycle

Catherine is one of the partners on Creu Cymru Emergence, representing Julie’s Bicycle on the project. She was also on the initial advisory group of Emergence.


Clare Cooper

Clare Cooper

Clare is a co-founder of Mission Models Money (MMM). She has an extensive career in arts management and policy which started with the British Council in 1981. From 1991 to 2003 she specialised in development with a portfolio of diverse clients the largest of which was Laban where she led the development of their award winning Hertzog & de Meuron building. In 1999 she moved to set up the capital campaign for Hampstead Theatre’s new building. In 2001, she joined Arts & Business (A&B) first taking the role of Director of Development and then becoming their first Director of Policy & Communications. She left A&B in 2005 to set up the third phase of MMM. She has served as a Trustee on the Boards of a number of arts organisations and higher education institutions over the last fifteen years but is currently focusing her volunteering in broader community settings. She was born in Tanzania and lived there and in Kenya until her early 20’s. She currently lives in Perthshire in Scotland.

 

Clare Whistler

Clare Whistler

Artist


Einir Young

Einir Young

Dr Einir Young is Acting Director of Bangor University’s Welsh Institute for Natural Resources (WINR) and Head of Sustainable Development. She is Director of Synnwyr Busnes Business Sense – a research & consultancy group specialising in Sustainable Development, based within WINR. She takes a lead within Bangor University on sustainability issues and is a member of the sustainability implementation group, and chairs the University’s Sustainability Forum. Einir’s interests lie with working with organisations to help them identify their strengths and weaknesses with regard to sustainable development and to help them identify and implement improvements where needed, examining business functions including social, environmental and financial aspects.

Einir is passionate about developing Welsh medium capability and believes language and culture are as much a part of sustainability as ‘green’ issues.


Eluned Hâf

Eluned Hâf

Eluned Hâf is Director of Wales Arts International, the international arm of Arts Council of Wales and a partnership with British Council. Eluned sits on the Management Board of Arts Council as well as the Welsh Assembly Government’s Art Strategy Board.

Originally from Bontnewydd near Caernarfon, she was the founder of una, a communications company specialising in international cultural projects, partnerships and European funding. A journalist by training, Eluned has worked for BBC Wales, Reuters, ITV regions and S4C. She speaks five languages and worked as a press officer in the European Parliament.


Eric Maddern

Eric Maddern

Eric was born in Australia but came to Britain with his family aged 11. After completing his formal education in social psychology he set out to travel the world in two years. It took him ten. The last few years of that time he spent working as a bush artist in the remote Aboriginal communities of Central Australia. This was a turning point. Since returning to Britain he’s become a storyteller and author, with a dozen children’s picture books in print. He is also a singer- songwriter and has recorded a couple of recent albums, ‘Full of Life’ and ‘Rare and Precious Earth.’ He is currently touring three storytelling and music shows to inspire action to protect the Earth for future generations – ‘What the Bees Know,’ ‘Fire under the Stars’ and ‘The Listening Bone.’ See www.ericmaddern.co.uk

For the last 25 years Eric has lived in Fachwen near Llanberis where, with help from friends, he has created the Cae Mabon Eco-Retreat Centre. Set in a beautiful forest clearing by a rushing river it hosts retreats and workshops with overall themes of healing and creativity – on singing, storytelling, yoga, meditation, green spirituality, environmental awareness
and rites of passage. In 2008, Sustain magazine declared Cae Mabon ‘number one natural building project in the UK’ and called it ‘a Welsh Shangri-La.’


Esther Tew

Esther Tew

Esther Tew graduated from Swansea School of Art and Design where she discovered her passion for where the arts meet social change.
Following this she moved to mid Wales where she was inspired by both the stunning Snowdonia landscape and the unique intellectual, practical and radical community.
Since then she has been involved in many wide ranging projects and organisations that have taken her further afield:
• Lighting design for the internationally acclaimed Sounding the River that reconnected Brummies with their lost landscape.
• Campaign based theatrical wide games for Greenpeace.
• Set design for National Theatre Wales
• Artist in Residence for anti-food waste campaign group This Is Rubbish during their Wales Tour
• Workshops at the Centre for Alternative Technology.

Public Interest Research Centre


Fabio Santos

Fabio Santos

Fabio Santos began his acting career at home in Salvadorda Bahia, Brazil. Subsequently, he has worked extensively with young homeless people in Brazil, and developed community art projects in Germany, Holland, the UK and the US. He trained as a dancer at the JoffreyBalletSchool in New York, the Conservatoire of Dance in Holland and the London Contemporary Dance School, where he acquired an MA in Contemporary Dance and Choreography.

Fabio has worked on several projects for Lift (London International Festival of Theatre) and performed with the London Contemporary Dance School’s 4d. He also appeared in the Millennium Dome Central Show, The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre and The Birds, directed by Kathryn Hunter at the National Theatre. Fabio is a guest lecturer at London’s Metropolitan University and has been Director of Project Phakama UK for the past five years.

Fabio Santos worked as an advisor and organiser with Young Emergence delegates at The 2012 Summit.


Fern Thomas

Fern Thomas

Artist. The collaborative practice of Griffiths and Thomas incorporates live action, participatory work and Social Sculpture as well as video, drawing and text based works. Their work draws on responses to ecological issues, use of land, communities, our relationship with other than human beings and how we inhabit the future. Projects include For the Bees, a socially engaged project where they worked with a musician to compose a piece of music for a specially formed choir to sing to bees, Vetch Veg the transformation of a historic football ground into edible land in the heart of Swansea, the DIY Art School Forever Academy, and the recently formed post-apocalyptic research unit the Institute for Imagined Futures & Unknown Lands. They have worked and exhibited in Wales, Mexico, Germany, New Zealand, London and China.


Flora Gathorne-Hardy

Flora Gathorne-Hardy

Artist, Touchstone Collaborations

Miche Fabre Lewin, culinary artist and activist, and Flora Gathorne Hardy, artist-geographer, became touchstones for each others’ practice and passions. From this, Touchstone collaborations, an ecological arts and interdisciplinary research practice was born. Their participatory and performative food actions, convivial ceremonies, and Forums for Inspiration are collaborative invitations to enliven our connection to nature, community and agriculture. For Emergence, Miche and Flora are curating Food of the Land Journey in collaboration with Daphne Lambert of Greencuisine Trust. This offering forms part of ThinkingFood, a diverse body of work that originated within the biodynamic movement. In 2013, Miche and Flora will begin a socially engaged arts residency at Hawkwood College to explore Food, Land and Healing. Join Miche, Flora and Daphne on a journey with food which awakens us to a healing and convivial relationship with soil and soul. Every day, every mouthful.


Gabriel Anderson

Gabriel Anderson

Institute for Practice of Art and Dissent at Home. Gary Anderson was really fed up with cultural capitalism, so, in 2008, together with his partner and three children, from their council house base in Everton, Liverpool, he set up the Institute for the Art and Practice of Dissent at Home. He felt it was important to critically and creatively intervene in Liverpool’s European Capital of Culture on its still ongoing aftermath. Then, in 2010, he got fed up with the way higher education was going in the UK and set up the Free University of Liverpool with other activists, artists and educationalists. Gabriel is one of Gary Anderson’s three sons.


Gary Anderson

Gary Anderson

Artist / Activist, Institute for Practice of Art and Dissent at Home

Gary Anderson was really fed up with cultural capitalism, so, in 2008, together with his partner and three children, from their council house base in Everton, Liverpool, he set up the Institute for the Art and Practice of Dissent at Home. He felt it was important to critically and creatively intervene in Liverpool’s European Capital of Culture on its still ongoing aftermath. Then, in 2010, he got fed up with the way higher education was going in the UK and set up the Free University of Liverpool with other activists, artists and educationalists.


George Marshall

George Marshall

Climate Outreach Information Network

Workshop leader at Emergence Summit Conference: Creating the Future


Hannah Williams

Hannah Williams

Volcano Theatre

Administrative and logistical support for the Emergence Summit


Hermione Elliot

Hermione Elliot

Artist

Living Well, Dying Well
Workshop leader at the Emergence Summit Conference


Hilary Jennings

Hilary Jennings

Case for Optimism


Jean Boulton

Jean Boulton

Jean Boulton is a Visiting Fellow at Cranfield School of Management and Bath and Bristol Universities. She is Chair of Sustain Ltd (a leading carbon reduction company), and until recently was Chair of Social Action for Health. She is a member of the Green Arts Network in Bristol. Trained as a physicist, Jean speaks and writes about the connection between science and the arts and spirituality – in particular focusing on complexity and evolutionary theory and how these ideas help us to work with issues of sustainability and resilience. She helps organisations transform and also has a keen interest in social policy.


John Fox

John Fox

John Fox and Sue Gill founded WELFARE STATE INTERNATIONAL (WSI) the celebratory arts company in 1968 and closed it on April Fools Day 2006. Together they have now formed Dead Good Guides, an artist-led company, seeking a role for art that weaves it more fully into the fabric of our lives.


John McGrath

John McGrath

John is the founding Artistic Director of National Theatre Wales, where he has worked with a wide range of artists and partner companies to develop an award-winning mix of work in theatres and site-specific locations across the country. The company has created landmark large-scale productions (The Persians, Coriolan/us, The Passion) as well as intimate imaginative events in spaces as varied as a domestic house, a beach, a forest and a school hall; always rooted in local communities and with a strong digital vision.

Credits for NTW: A Good Night Out in the Valleys by Alan Harris, Love Steals Us From Loneliness by Gary Owen, The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning by Tim Price (with every show live-streamed and hyperlinked online) and In Water I’m Weightless by Kaite O’Reilly (as part of the 2012 Festival, the Finale of the Cultural Olympiad).

John McGrath on the National Theatre Wales community:
http://community.nationaltheatrewales.org/profile/JohnMcGrath


Judith Knight

Judith Knight

Judith Knight is co-director and founder of Artsadmin – a unique producing organisation for contemporary artists working in theatre, dance, live art and visual arts. Artsadmin, over the last thirty years, has supported many of the most innovative arts projects in the UK. At its home at Toynbee Studios in East London, Artsadmin has established a centre for new work and developed a range of services for artists and young people including a free advisory service, bursaries, and mentoring and development programmes.

In recent years, Artsadmin has focussed much of its work on issues of climate change, and is a member of the Imagine 2020 Network of European collaborators producing artists’ projects on the subject. As part of this programme, Artsadmin produces Two Degrees – a biennial festival on arts-activism.


Leon Rosselson

Leon Rosselson

LEON ROSSELSON has been at the forefront of songwriting in Britain for over 50 years. His songs range from the lyrical to the satirical, from the personal to the political, from the humorous to the poignant. He has performed in every conceivable venue around the country, from pub rooms in Warrington and Wigan to the Festival Hall and Albert Hall in London, and toured the U.S.A., Canada, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland and Australia.
His song about the 17th century Diggers, The World Turned Upside Down, has become an anthem for protest movements in this country as well as in Australia and the States. He has published 2 songbooks and released 12 CDs plus a 4 CD box set of 72 songs covering 50 years of songwriting. He has also had 18 children’s books published, including Rosa’s Singing Grandfather, which was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal in 1991.

Workshop leader at the Emergence Summit Conference 2012

 

Lil Woods

Lil Woods

Young Emergence Presenter

Co-Writer of The Roadless Trip with Sarah Woods and Richard Gott, an Emergence Artist Commission

Lori Frater

Lori Frater

BRASS, Cardiff University

In January 2013 BRASS completed 11 years as an ESRC-funded Research Centre, and it is now the BRASS Research Unit within Cardiff University’s Sustainable Places Research Institute.

Lori Frater and Ria Dunkley were involved in a research and advisory capacity on the Summit and Creu Cymru Emergence. BRASS were financial supporters of the Summit.


Martin Powell

Martin Powell

Martin is a young poet from Devon whose work was selected to open the CNN debate on Climate Change in Copenhagen.

After uploading a selection of his spoken word videos onto youtube, Martin’s poem, “Global Warning”, was subsequently used to open the CNN debate on Climate Change in Copenhagen. Martin has recently gained both investment and management from a well established social entrepreneur in London. He now plans to use his poetry to raise awareness on the major political, social and ecological issues of our time.

Martin presented at the Emergence Conference at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

Menna Elfyn

Menna Elfyn

Menna Elfyn is an award-winning poet and playwright who writes with passion of the Welsh language and identity. She is the best known and most translated of all modern Welsh- language poets. Author of over twenty books of poetry including Aderyn Bach Mewn Llaw (1990), winner of a Welsh Arts Council Prize; the bilingual Eucalyptus: Detholiad o Gerddi /
Selected Poems 1978-1994 from Gomer and her previous collection, Cell Angel (1996) from Bloodaxe, children’s novels and educational books, numerous stage, radio and television plays, she has also written libretti for US and UK composers. In 1999, she co-wrote ‘Garden of Light’, a choral symphony for the New York Philharmonic Orchestra which was performed at the Lincoln Centre in New York. She received a Creative Arts Award in 2008 to write a book on ‘Sleep’. Menna is Director of the Masters Programme in Creative Writing at Trinity University, Carmarthen and is Literary Fellow at Swansea University. In April 2010, Sunflowers in your Eyes, an anthology of four Zimbabwean women poets edited by Elfyn, will appear from Cinnamon Press. In 2009, she was awarded the International Anima Istranza Foreign Prize for Poetry in Sardinia.

When not travelling the world for readings or television work and theatre productions, she lives in Llandysul.


Miche Fabre-Lewin

Miche Fabre-Lewin

Artist, Touchstone Collaborations

Miche Fabre Lewin, culinary artist and activist, and Flora Gathorne Hardy, artist-geographer, became touchstones for each others’ practice and passions. From this, Touchstone collaborations, an ecological arts and interdisciplinary research practice was born. Their participatory and performative food actions, convivial ceremonies, and Forums for Inspiration are collaborative invitations to enliven our connection to nature, community and agriculture. For Emergence, Miche and Flora are curating Food of the Land Journey in collaboration with Daphne Lambert of Greencuisine Trust. This offering forms part of ThinkingFood, a diverse body of work that originated within the biodynamic movement. In 2013, Miche and Flora will begin a socially engaged arts residency at Hawkwood College to explore Food, Land and Healing. Join Miche, Flora and Daphne on a journey with food which awakens us to a healing and convivial relationship with soil and soul. Every day, every mouthful.


Morgan Parry

Morgan Parry

Countryside Council for Wales

Workshop Leader at the Emergence Summit Conference in September, 2012


Nicolas Young

Nicolas Young

Nicolas Young is currently Theatre and Arts Director at Newport City Council, where he is responsible for The Riverfront Theatre and Arts Centre, a range of festival activities, including the Big Splash, Discover Dance and Comedy Port, and the events and arts development teams. These roles include planning the overall shape of the programme, managing a £2m budget, acting as co-producer on a range of projects and personally booking over a 100 different events a year… plus many other things!

In a voluntary capacity, he was chair of the board of Creu Cymru, the development agency for theatres and arts centres in Wales from September 2009 until February 2013.

After leaving University with a degree in philosophy, Nicolas Young spent six years working in a multitude of admin, film and media related roles before discovering arts administration.
After that discovery, and before moving to Newport, he worked for a national arts education project (AEMS), a dance development agency (Cheshire Dance Workshop), another arts centre (Portsmouth), spent nearly four years as Theatre Officer for Southern Arts and was chief executive of Theatre Royal Winchester.

While working in Portsmouth and for Southern Arts, Nicolas Young was also the editor and designer of ‘Dance Matters,’ the journal of the National Dance Teachers’ Association.

Nick Capaldi

Nick Capaldi

CEO, Arts Council of Wales

Nick Capaldi has been Chief Executive of the Arts Council of Wales since September 2008. The Arts Council is Wales’s national public body responsible for developing and funding the arts. Prior to his appointment in Wales, he was Executive Director of Arts Council England South West, and before that Chief Executive of South West Arts. Nick Capaldi has been a Board member of Culture South West, Chair of the Bristol Cultural Development Partnership (a pioneering public/private initiative). He was also the Chair of Arts 2000, a nationwide organisation that promoted a year long celebration of the individual artist through the commissioning of projects, performances and exhibitions. Arts 2000 supported over 1,000 artists in 1,000 locations across England.

A graduate of Manchester’s Chethams Music School, Nick Capaldi went on to study Piano at the Royal College of Music (where he was awarded the Hopkinson Gold Medal) and City University. Nick Capaldi’s career in the arts started as a professional musician. This included a diverse array of activities from playing in bars and restaurants, to teaching to formal concert performances. He made numerous broadcasts on radio and television and was a prizewinner in the first BBC Young Musician of the Year competition in 1978. Nick Capaldi is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.


Owen Griffiths

Owen Griffiths

Artist. The collaborative practice of Griffiths and Thomas incorporates live action, participatory work and Social Sculpture as well as video, drawing and text based works. Their work draws on responses to ecological issues, use of land, communities, our relationship with other than human beings and how we inhabit the future. Projects include For the Bees, a socially engaged project where they worked with a musician to compose a piece of music for a specially formed choir to sing to bees, Vetch Veg the transformation of a historic football ground into edible land in the heart of Swansea, the DIY Art School Forever Academy, and the recently formed post-apocalyptic research unit the Institute for Imagined Futures & Unknown Lands. They have worked and exhibited in Wales, Mexico, Germany, New Zealand, London and China.


Paul Emmanuel

Paul Emmanuel

Born in Maesteg, Paul Emmanuel studied at WGIHE and Goldsmiths. He has worked and exhibited widely both in the U.K. and internationally and has been British Council International Resident Artist on two occasions and awarded Wales Arts International funding for projects in China, Taiwan and the USA. He was Welsh Artist of the Year 2011/12 and won a Creative Wales Award for 2012/13. His most recent exhibitions have been Erotographomania at CAST, Hobart, The Diary of a Super-tramp at G39 Cardiff. Scalped at Goat Major Projects, Cardiff, Farm Shop at Nantyffin and Let’s See What Happens…. a major international Glynn Vivian exhibition of artists from Wales and China.

Paul lives and works at Nantyffin in the Brecon Beacons.

Peter Harper

Peter Harper

Research and Communications for zerocarbonbritain
Centre for Alternative Technology

Peter Harper is Head of Research and Innovation at CAT where he has worked for over 20 years. He is also a visiting lecturer at universities and other institutions around the world. His interests have ranged widely, including energy policy, sustainable lifestyles, ecovillages, alternative sanitation, landscape design, organic horticulture, and composting (with which he is mildly obsessed – don’t get him started). His colleagues regard him as a loose cannon often at odds with Green orthodoxy. His friends think of him as an agreeable nerd. Peter presented at the Emergence Summit Conference, September 2012


Rebecca Sullivan

Rebecca Sullivan

Musician

Workshop Leader at Emergence Summit Conference, September 2012


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    Rhyn Bleddyn

    Young Emergence Presenter

    Ria Dunkley

    Ria Dunkley

    BRASS, Cardiff University. Ria is a Researcher in the ESRC centre for Business, Relationships, Accountability, Sustainability and Society (BRASS), at Cardiff University. Her research interests include the role of arts, culture and heritage in sustainable development and sustainable tourism. She is also passionate about emergent research approaches and community engagement. Ria has led research projects for sustainability education and training programmes, funded by the Department for Education and the European Social Fund, at the Eden Project. Prior to this she held a lectureship at Cardiff School of Management, where she led tourism development, arts and cultural studies and research methods programmes.

    In January 2013 BRASS completed 11 years as an ESRC-funded Research Centre, and it is now the BRASS Research Unit within Cardiff University’s Sustainable Places Research Institute.

    Lori Frater and Ria Dunkley were involved in a research and advisory capacity on the Summit and Creu Cymru Emergence. BRASS were financial supporters of the Summit.


    Richard Gott

    Richard Gott

    Artist

    Co-Writer of The Roadless Trip, Emergence Summit 2012 Artist Commission

    Robert Newman

    Robert Newman

    Artist / Comedian / Activist

    Robert Newman is a British stand-up comedian, political activist and author. He has worked as a farmhand, warehouseman, house-painter, teacher, mail sorter, social worker, mover and broadcaster. Newman has been politically active with Reclaim the Streets, the Liverpool Dockers, Indymedia and People’s Global Action. He has an interesting breadth of talent spanning film, poetry, stand-up, lyricism, storytelling and political commentary.
    Rob presented at the Emergence Summit Conference, September 2012


    Rosie Leach

    Rosie Leach

    Artist / Public Interest Research Centre

    Workshop Leader at Emergence Summit Conference, September 2012


    Rupesh Shah

    Rupesh Shah

    Artist

    http://rupsindia.blogspot.com


    Sarah Woods

    Sarah Woods

    Sarah is a playwright, activist and performer creating participatory performances and events in collaboration with communities, campaigns, scientists, specialists and arts organisations. Through a combination of fact, fiction and testimony, her work focuses around choice and change in the face of our current global challenges. Sarah works with stories big and small, throwing into relief bits of our lives it is often hard to comprehend.

    Sarah is currently creating a multi-media performance for Ymlaen Ceredigion, working with the recently flooded community of Talybont in Ceredigion, looking to create behaviour change in everyday energy usage through linking them to the weather and climate change. She is working with Paul Kellam, leader of The Sanger Institute’s Virus team, on MY LIFE WITH FLU, a Woman’s Hour drama about the ‘flu (BBC Radio 4). She is writing Cardboard Citizens’ latest Hostels’ Tour, looking at the ongoing welfare reforms. Her show THE ROADLESS TRIP, a performance piece about systemic change and future narratives, is currently in production with Artsadmin.

    Recent work includes: WATCH ME (BBC Radio 4), looking at the science of mirror neurons and the importance of empathy, is broadcast on Radio 4 at 2.15pm on August 12th. THE EMPATHY ROADSHOW, an artist’s commission for People United – also on the subject of empathy. In 2011, she delivered the outreach arm of the Co-operative Group’s FRACK FREE FUTURE campaign, staging events in communities affected by fracking, and creating a series of community films on the issues.

    Sarah has written more than thirty plays, series, adaptations and drama-documentaries for BBC radio. Over the last year or two, her work includes a new adaptation of THE BORROWERS, THE STATE OF WATER – and original drama looking at our relationship to water, and two original drama-documentaries about climate change: GETTING TO ZERO and GETTING TO FOUR DEGREES featuring climate scientists and campaigners including George Monbiot and Kevin Anderson (Tindal Centre.)
    Sarah has worked with Birmingham Opera on new versions of FIDELIO and ARIADNE AUF NAXOS.

    Sarah ran the Mphil in Playwriting at Birmingham University from 2002 to 2006, and is now an external examiner for the course. Sarah is a skilled facilitator, for events and creative processes. She offers creative mentoring, both for groups and individuals. She currently teaches playwrighting and applied theatre at Manchester University.

    Emergence Summit Artist Commission, The Roadless Trip, September 2012

    Satish Kumar

    Satish Kumar

    When he was only nine years old, Satish Kumar renounced the world and joined the wandering brotherhood of Jain monks. Dissuaded from his path by an inner voice at the age of eighteen, he left the monastic order and became a campaigner for land reform, working to turn Gandhi’s vision of a peaceful world into reality.

    Fired by the example of Bertrand Russell, he undertook an 8,000 mile peace pilgrimage, walking from India to America without any money, through deserts, mountains, storms and snow. It was an adventure during which he was thrown into jail in France, faced a loaded gun in America – and delivered packets of ‘peace tea’ to the leaders of the four nuclear powers. In 1973, he settled in England, taking the Editorship of Resurgence magazine and has been the editor ever since. He is the guiding spirit behind a number of ecological, spiritual and educational ventures in Britain. He founded the Small School in Hartland, a pioneering secondary school, which brings into its curriculum ecological and spiritual values. He is a Visiting Fellow of Schumacher College – a residential international centre for the study of ecological and spiritual values.

    Presenter at Emergence Swansea: Connection


    Simon Murray

    Simon Murray

    Virtual Migrants

    Workshop Leader at Emergence Summit Conference, September 2012


    Simon Whitehead

    Simon Whitehead

    Artist

    Emergence Summit Artist Commission, the Land Journey


    Sue Gill

    Sue Gill

    John Fox and Sue Gill founded WELFARE STATE INTERNATIONAL (WSI) the celebratory arts company in 1968 and closed it on April Fools Day 2006. Together they have now formed Dead Good Guides, an artist-led company, seeking a role for art that weaves it more fully into the fabric of our lives.

    Emergence Summit Workshop Leader


    Teo Greenstreet

    Teo Greenstreet

    How can we develop creative environments that stimulate the changes needed to enable a sustainable future for society? I am a consultant and facilitator with 25 years experience in leading creative and cultural organisations with a performance background, and now focusing on fostering future-orientated skills and capacities within organisations and communities.

    Current projects include: The Case for Optimism: Co-convened with Hilary Jennings and Lucy Neal, an experiential learning space for artists and cultural leaders to deepen their creative response to resource and climate challenges.
    Sustain Abilities: A programme to help organisations and communities develop skills to respond in partnership with Artists Planet Earth and CidaCo and delivered as part of a resilience programme for 20 Arts organisations in Yorkshire, and as part of University of Sheffield’s Green Impact programme.
    Consulting assignments: Resilience and strategic development for Arts Sheffield Consortium, Actions Space Mobile and recently with UK Centre for Carnival Arts and Heads Together.

    Teo is an associate with arts/sustainability company Encounters developing a range of creative engagement practices, associate of Cida Co developing innovation practices for organisations, a Fellow of the Clore Leadership Programme (first cohort) fellow of the RSA, non-executive director of the Creative Industry Quarter Agency, and co-convenor of What Next? Sheffield. He was co-founder and CEO of The Circus Space, London, CEO of The Media Centre, Huddersfield, with an early career community arts teacher and clown.

    Workshop Leader at Emergence Summit Conference, September 2012

     

    Tobi Kellner

    Tobi Kellner

    Zero Carbon Britain / Centre for Alternative Technology

    Workshop Leader at Emergence Summit Conference, September 2012


    Tom Andrews

    Tom Andrews

    Tom Andrews is the Founder and Chief Executive of People United. He has worked for 17 years in the arts, education and community sectors – bringing people together, promoting understanding and initiating new ideas.

    People United is a participatory arts organisation and creative laboratory. It researches and develops imaginative ideas and projects that build kind, caring and actively engaged communities. Working with leading research centres, People United acts as a practical innovator, creating, testing out and professionally evaluating social programmes that can be replicated and shared. People United’s most recent project, ‘We All Do Good Things,’ celebrated kindness across the town of Herne Bay in Kent (see wealldogoodthings.org).


    Huw Charles

    Huw Charles

    Artist

    Pete Telfer

    Pete Telfer

    Director and founder, Culture Colony

    Born in Bangor 1963, grew up in Dyffryn Ardudwy and attended Ysgol Ardudwy Harlech. He was educated through the medium of hitch hiking around Europe at the age of 17. Pete took the foundation course in Bangor (with tutors Paul Davies and Peter Prendergast) and then studied Fine Art/Painting at Maidstone Art College until 1984.

    After two years as photography teacher at a secondary school in London Pete became a freelance photographer until he joined BBC Wales’ new Arts Department in 1992. He left BBC Wales to become a Freelance television director in 1995.

    He has worked for all the main independent television production companies in Wales, working in many countries around the world. He has made a lot of TV in all genres including over 70 documentaries. In 2001 he set up his own production company ‘Pixel Foundry’ and they have made programmes for BBC Wales, S4C, ITV1 Wales, Channel 4 and BBC 4.

    Over the past six years Pete has been involved in developing and setting up the on line cultural network ‘Culture Colony – Y Wladfa Newydd’. This network runs cultural conferences, events and exhibitions and operates from a web site (see below) where content and ideas can be shared by its membership. Culture Colony also creates content for the web site and for other cultural organisations and individuals who may require a video production service.

    Culture Colony supports the documentation of Emergence and provides a platform for the projects’ films.

     

    Dan Gifford

    Dan Gifford

    Sound Technician and Video Editor, Emergence Summit 2012

    Katie Hastings

    Katie Hastings

    Green Isle Growers and Dyfi Land Share, founder

    Administration support and supplier of produce for Food of the Land Journey, Emergence Summit 2012

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