Boom! Leicester has now hosted not one, but two 14/48 Theatre Festivals. Bringing together over 50 artists each festival, generating real connections that are genuinely inspiring new creative works, new paid opportunities, and developing a whole new raft of theatre-goers in the area clamouring to see what all of the fuss is about.
Believe me, this is just the beginning Leicester! Plans are afoot for other UK based festivals which will put Seattle and Leicester at the heart of an international community of 14/48 Veterans. I’ll be looking for new opportunities for the festival over the coming months in my role as Executive Producer of 14/48 UK, and I can’t wait! There are so many unique ways that this festival can influence and develop a city’s cultural landscape, putting creative leadership in the hands of the artists and simply asking them to create, something so simple that is so often missing these days as finders and investors have so many requirements to fulfil.
The festival will return to Leicester on November 14th and 15th, hope to see you there!
To find out more, visit 14/48 Leicester’s blog here.