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.
Their first show ‘Bristory’ was shortlisted for the AHI Lockdown Response Award. The company’s work has focused on local history and folk law with a visual style that is easily accessible.
Owl on the Roof will be using the space to produce their next project ’Three Little Pigs’ a pub panto. Still in their homemade style, this will be a comedy rooted in clowning and audience engagement.
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.”
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.