VAULT is a six-week cultural festival in Waterloo between 28th January – 8 th March 2015. With more than 700 individual events and at least sixteen shows every evening, the line-up comprises of some of the most exciting emerging artists and companies in a programme of music, performance, dance, comedy, discussions, debates, one-off late night events as well as a pop-up restaurant with a difference, all taking place in a secret maze of underground tunnels behind a single door.
As well as the wide-ranging performance programme, gallery and Lates (until 3am on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays) on offer at VAULT, the Festival’s bar is open to the public until 11pm every night. Explorers can warm themselves with Adnams cask ale, a Meantime lager or Bermondsey gin. On Wednesdays and Sundays, Mercury Award Nominee Sam Lee & his Nest Collective present a programme of the very best of London’s folk music scene - for free.
On 28th February VAULT will host ‘Elephant in the Room: What is the social responsibility of the Arts’ chaired by award-winning Associate Director of Leicester’s Curve, Suba Das. The panel will include: Matt Peacock, CEO, Streetwise Opera; Becky Warnock, Head of Arts, Only Connect; Dr Michael Pearce, Lecturer in Socially Engaged Theatre, University of Exeter; Anders Lustgarten, Playwright and Political Activist; Ellie Browning, Artistic Director of Every Day Productions and Creative Workshop Manager at IdeasTap and Miranda Keast, Capacity Building Worker, The Passage.
On 7 th March for International Women’s Day, Baroness Genista McIntosh will chair a panel of 10 female forces in a range of non-performer creative roles across UK. ‘The Female Force Forum: The Future for Women in Theatre’ will debate gender equality, challenges and rewards. The panel will include: Vicky Graham, Producer at Out of Joint and Vicky Graham Productions; Mimi Poskitt, Artistic Director of Look Left Look Right; Hannah Price, Co-Artistic Director of Theatre Uncut and Freelance Theatre Director; Francesca Moody, Assistant Producer at Paines Plough; Joanna Scotcher, Theatre Designer; Clara Brennan, Playwright and Soho's Channel 4 Playwright in Residence 2014; Sophie Parrott, Casting Director; Susie Newbery, Press Officer at The Royal National Theatre.
VAULT 2015, The Vaults Leake Street, Waterloo, SE1 7NN; full programme listing available at www.vaultfestival.com. Follow the festival on Twitter @vaultfestival #vault2015
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