Owl on the Roof
Owl on the Roof is a theatre collective brought together by a year long residency with the Bristol Old Vic. The company is made up of young people from varied backgrounds and disciplines.
Owl on the Roof Theatre, formed in 2020. They were brought together through the year-long residency scheme Made in Bristol programme at Bristol Old Vic. During this time they had the opportunity to work with a number of great devising practitioners as well as learn from the theatre’s in house heritage team.
The company is made up of young people aged 20-27 from varied backgrounds and disciplines. Their work has focussed on local history, comedy and mythic storytelling; ‘Bristory’, their first show, was shortlisted for the AHI Lockdown Response Award.
They will use the space as a hub for their work in development. Showings and open rehearsals will be open to the public along with workshops in writing, design, costume making, competition and directing.”
Open Mic Nights:
Owl On The Roof host bi-monthly open mics in the space. Fancy a night of laughter, poetry, monologues, music, and more! Then come on down to the fruit and veg store in Boardwalk Shopping Center.
For more information about upcoming events and how to be part of their open mic nights head over to their website.
In The Studio
Gary Topp Executive Director of the Arnolfini, Bristol
Gary Topp has been the Arnolfini s Executive Director since February 2019 taking the organisation through a period significant change and progress to re-establish Arnolfini as a leading UK centre for contemporary arts in a partnership with University of the West of England. He has been chief executive of a range of cultural organisations across the UK and in Australia over a 30- year career including Yorkshire Culture, Greening Australia and Culture Central. Gary began his career as a visual arts curator and museums manager in Dorset and Teesside. He has extensive leadership experience working within the context of social and economic change and placemaking. He is Chair of Trustees at the Leach Pottery, an FRSA and holds a number of other board and advisory roles.