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Linda Bloomfield

Producer, Project Manager, Theatre-Maker

I am a practical and conscientious independent producer and maker experienced in leading, co-creating & programming high quality productions, projects & events, and specialise in:
- interdisciplinary practice
- artist development
- fusing arts with activism
- accessible and diverse work for children and families
- work that is co-created and/or embedded in communities
- library partnerships
- work with young people and/or older people

I have a wealth of experience creating ambitious creative programmes for and with young people, library service users and community groups, as well as facilitating workshops for all ages. I am committed to engaging people from all walks of life in the arts, pushing the boundaries of ‘theatre’ and encouraging others to do the same.

I am currently working on the following projects:
- Producer with Future Arts Centres' Here and Now, a national project taking place in 40 arts centres across the UK, celebrating culture within communities and marking the National Lottery's 25th birthday.
- Producer with The Bare Project and Canal and River Trust's Into The Hinterlands project, working with communities living by the canal in Sheffield to co-create large-scale performance and events.
- Producer and collaborator with Christopher Green on The Home, a 48hr immersive experience which explores the line between care and control. The Home will be recreated in Tokyo in 2021 and then tour nationally and internationally.
- Associate Programme Producer with the Albany, an arts centre in South East London, primarily focused on family, theatre and spoken word programming
- Library tour booker with Simon Mole on Mole and Gecko: The Show

I was previously Creative Programmes Manager at the Albany, an arts centre in South East London who I still work with on a freelance basis. I was Lead Producer for the 2019 Rebels season from concept to delivery, and also one of 2 Senior Producers on the recent Lewisham festival of creative ageing: Age Against the Machine. At the Albany I managed the artistic programme including programming and producing shows, projects and events across a variety of art forms including theatre, circus, spoken word, music, dance, multi-disciplinary, family shows and a community garden. I initiated and led on our artist development programmes, and integrated work with young people, older people, refugees and deprived communities.

At the British Library I produced the official Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibition which took place in 40 public libraries across the UK. Prior to that I managed the performing arts youth programme at the Roundhouse.

Other artists I've worked with as an independent producer include Madi Maxwell-Libby, Simon Mole, and Librarian Theatre. I was Creative Associate with Young Pleasance for 4 years, co-leading the youth theatre and taking shows co-created with young people to Edinburgh Fringe. I've been a facilitator, designer, puppet-maker and stage/event manager, including a 2 year residency at JAGS.

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