Archive | July, 2011

Audioboo off to set up #TEDxYork

6 Jul

The Bus Ticket for #TEDxYork and all the info you need…

4 Jul


Welcome to the TEDxYork info page.


Here is the Bus Ticket – please feel free to download this and use it on July 7th

The buses leave from outside the train station every 15 minutes and will have a TEDxYork sign in the window.

Stewards will be at the station to point you in the right direction for the bus

The bus leaves from the HUB at the end of TEDxYork from 6.00pm

Not attending? watch online from 11.30 am on Pilot-Theatre.TV

There is a full chatroom online to leave comments and get involved –

Or, if you are on Twitter follow the hashtag #TEDxYork

Full details are on

The programme of events are here



The QR code for the day is here

A view from a balcony today…

3 Jul


We are visiting…relatives this weekend – the view from here is amazing over the Irish sea.

Taking the opportunity to put my feet up and kick back before the week gears into action for TEDxYork this Thursday July 7th.

The family are all back today – Christy is back from his first year at uni – so we have just eaten fish and chips by the sea and are taking the time for an old fashioned family day out by the sea

Ice cream calls now…

See you either in person or online next week at our TED event which we will livestream on


#TEDxYork 2011 Programme of Events

1 Jul

#TEDxYork LIVE on

1 Jul
June Newsletter
There is a different feel about the office at the moment – and it’s not just because the office has had spring clean (long overdue). All energies are now focused on our upcoming arts and technology conference: TEDxYork.
The theme of the conference is “A New STEAM Age” looking at how to creatively integrate Arts into the traditional Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) collective, delivering a new STEAM age of innovation and creativity. TEDxYork is being held to get people talking and connecting ahead of next years Shift Happens, and as a follow on from the Stronger Together event that was held at Northern Stage recently.

We are welcoming loads of great speakers and delegates to the event and as well as tweeting, blogging and posting till we are red in the face, we shall also be streaming the event live on

For more information on TEDxYork or Shift Happens, check out our NEW LOOK website which we launched last month.
What Light goes international

In June Pilot took their producton of What Light, by Richard Hurford with Giuditta Mingucci, to festivals in Milan and Dresden.

Milan was hosted by our co-producing partner Elsinor Teatro and Dresden was the 3rd annual festival of the  Platform 11+ project with performances of all the co-productions which have been created by participating companies during the course of this last year. As might be expected there was a wide range of styles, themes, content, languages and much else.

The week also saw us working with 200 y
oung people from a partner school in Dresden culminating in an event on the saturday in the spaces surrounding the theatre. One of the highlights of the visit was following an interactive tour of the city which the students had created.
How well do you really know your neighbours?

Associate Director Katie Posner has been busy directing Jez Butterworth’s dark comedy Parlour Song as part of the York Theatre Royal Ensemble Season.

Here’s what she had to say about it:
“This play is about something we may all experience – reaching a point in your life and wondering what you have become and what you might have been. What made you happy before leaves a bad taste in the mouth and that special marriage that was once so sacred has turned sour. In this suburban nightmare each character is desperate for change and yet is terrified to do anything about it. A rainless summer filled with loss, loathing, lemons and the story of the ‘blues’.”

Parlour Song opened last night in the York Theatre Royal Studio and continues until 23rd July. 

Don’t miss this dark comedy with some excellent acting by Stephen Billington, Helen Kay and Simeon Truby. 

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Katie Posner – Associate Director
Marcus Romer – Artistic Director
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