Surge is developing a new street theatre show with Professor Annette MacLeod’s research group at the Wellcome Centre at the University of Glasgow which will be presented at Surge Festival in Merchant City on 4th& 5thJuly 2020. Prof. MacLeod’s area of research is African Sleeping Sickness and we are developing ways of improving communication and public engagement skills of scientists through the art of street theatre.
We have completed our development phase and worked with a fantastic group of students and early career researchers to create a brand new show for our festival. More details coming soon.
This work is being funded by the MVLS Engagement with Research Grant ‘Street Science’ and the Wellcome Centre for Integrative Parasitology, and delivered in partnership with Surge, Prof Annette MacLeod, Dr Walt Adamson (IBAHCM), Dr Nicola Veitch (SLS) and Dr Vickie Curtis (WCIP)).
Surge is delighted to announce that we have been awarded grants from The Foyle Foundation, The Garfield Weston Foundation and The Hugh Fraser Foundation to deliver our Community Street Theatre Project in Scotland over the next 2 years. We’d like to thank the Trustees for their support of our project.
Surge is very excited to be working with New College Lanarkshire students from the BA Acting course this week to develop brand new acts for our Community Street Theatre project.
The students learning to devise their street theatre project.
See our Community Street Theatre Tour in action: