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IPA Autumn Bristol 2015 - news

Posted by: In: IPA Autumn 2015, official news 08 Dez 2015 0 comments

Jamie Burr, UK; IPA Autumn 2015, Photographer Jürgen Fritz

In October 2015, IPA Bristol welcomed 25 artists from all over the world. The street and city of bristol became and exciting spaces of innovative live performance art that reached to a wide and diverse audience.

Together we enjoyed the surprising encounter of our pop up performances in “Where Performance Happens” and the compelling work at the Arnolfini by invited international artists: Jurgen Fritz, Paul Hurley, Ria Hartley, Vest&Page, ZierleandCarter.

IPA’s second appearance in Bristol (and we hope not the last one!) was hosted for the first week at the Earth and Spirit centre,  incredible site in Glastonbury. We offered a programme of mentoring and workshops delivered by Jurgen Fritz and VestAndPage.

Workshop artist Debbie Guinnane, who recently performed at international performance festival SPILL, said:

„We worked in a truly safe and nurturing environment to test our limits, pushing our own personal boundaries within the workshop’s programme. The organisation was remarkable and exceedingly well considered“.


Debbie Guinnane, UK; IPA Autumn 2015, Photographer Jürgen Fritz

During the second week, IPA took over Bristol’s historical sites and Arnolfini Arts Centre, in a series of pop up events:

„The Arnolfini came alive with performance events in the foyer, stairwells and landings as well as programmed events in the light and dark studios.  Members of the audience, visitors to the Arnolfini as well as Arnolfini staff experienced performance as live, dynamic interfaces with space, a diverse variety of performance styles and a nuanced insight into where performance can happen within time, space and the body“ 

Fay Stevens, IPA Curator

Artist and workshop participant Anna Kosarewska, who performed at the pop up event told us:

„Hope to save this moment in my heart and in my mind for long time. Hope to see you all again in future anywhere in the world. Hope to see your beautiful heart again, to see how you are growing and developing yourself in the art process“.

IPA also gathered artists and academics for a symposium, which explored the platform theme ‘Where Performance Happens’ with a consideration of topics such as:

What has happened?

What survives after the event?

How is it remembered and recalled?

We would like to close with Vest&Page’s words on the two weeks spent in UK:

„Dear friends,

Thank each of you for the inspiring times, for all the shared laughter, tears and knowledge. Safe journeys to you all – keep being wild at heart and strong in spirit“.

If you would like to read more about the theme ‘Where Performance Happens’, the IPA Bristol website contains interviews held with the IPA artists and participants.  This is still on going with more interviews and writing to come

If you would like to get directly in touch with IPA Bristol team,

please email

IPA Bristol Autumn Camp 2015

Save the Date!  Monday, 12th  October - Sunday, 25th October 2015

IPA proudly present: IPA Autumn 2015

Following on from the great success of IPA Summer, we proudly present IPA Autumn 2015, hosted for the first time in Glastonbury and Bristol, UK.  Drawing upon the exceptional tradition of IPA, our Autumn 2015 event will be held in two locations. For the workshops, we have booked the Earth Spirit Centre near Glastonbury , located in the beautiful Somerset landscape with wonderful working spaces both inside and out. The workshops will run as 3 groups with a maximum of 15 participants in each group. 

The platform will take place the following week in Bristol, in a 3- day event of performance, symposium and discussion taking place in public spaces and venues in the city of Bristol, with networks including local artists and producers. 
The workshops will be led by VestAndPage (Italy/Germany), Jelili Atiku (Nigeria) and Jürgen Fritz (Germany), while the overall event and platform is organized by our IPA Bristol Team, Eva Martino and Fay Stevens.

This is our first announcement – further details to  follow.
You can register online for these events here. Contact:

Download the updated information.

We are looking forward to meeting you

Eva, Fay and Jürgen


  • Workshop: There will be 3 workshop groups, 10 – 15 participants per group. You will remain in the same group during the whole workshop.
  • Exchange session: We have exchange sessions in the evening/night for exchanges between groups.
  • Meals: During the first week in "Earth Spirit Centre" the fee includes breakfast, light lunch and dinner - all vegetarian. During the second week in Bristol you have to organize yourself.
  • Accommodation: Earth Spirit Centre
  • Fee: 320,- £


  • Monday, 12th October 2015: Arrival of participants at the Earth Spirit Centre near Glastonbury. First dinner at 7:00 pm and discussion about organizational issues.
  • October 14th – October 18th: workshops, meetings and exchange sessions
  • Monday, 19th October: Public Presentation
  • Tuesday, 20th October: Travel to Bristol
  • October 21st: Day off, preparing performance for the Platform
  • Thursday, 22nd October - Saturday, 24th October: Platform For Young Performance Artists & Conference
  • Sunday, 25th October 2015: Departure

IPA Bristol 2015 - workshop leader

IPA Bristol Team

Eva Martino

Eva Martino

Creative Producer
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Fay Stevens

Fay Stevens
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