PERFORM 2014 - The UK's biggest dedicated event for the performing arts

PERFORM 2014 is the UK's biggest dedicated annual event for people looking to carve out a career in the performing arts. Taking place from 7th to 9th March 2014, this year's event will be its biggest yet. Housed in a dedicated venue at Olympia London, PERFORM has quickly established itself as the destination to connect with industry experts and gain insight into the many fields of performing arts. From students to teachers looking for work or those currently working in the industry, this is the event to help people develop their career, gain fresh inspiration and make new contacts.

PERFORM 2014 opens the doors to a wealth of expert advice and opportunities to explore a diverse range of career options. From drama, acting, singing and performance skills to musical theatre, a pool of industry experts will be on hand, ready to pass on their knowledge. PERFORM also provides the opportunity to network and connect with vital industry contacts.

With around 50 exhibitors, which include The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Drama UK, The Society of Teachers of Speech and Drama, and LAMDA, and over 60 seminars and workshops, visitors will be able to access face-to-face advice, ask questions, find courses and learn the tricks of the trade straight from leading industry experts and performers.

PERFORM 2014 includes:

Want to tread the boards in the West End or Broadway? Graduates from The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Musical Theatre course will host practical sessions providing a useful introduction on what to study at undergraduate or postgraduate level. Dialect or accent skills need fine tuning? Game of Thrones accent coaches Jan Hayen and Edda Sharpe will share their breadth of expertise to help budding and established actors looking to perfect those hard to grasp accents and develop the character traits to deliver a script convincingly. Learn the Secrets of Surviving Stage School, with insightful tips from Author Nathalie Burt, who'll divulge some of the secrets not taught at stage school. Max Bowden of BBC's Waterloo Road will talk of his experience as a successful actor, sharing his knowledge of the TV auditioning process to young people who wish to work in television.

Other highlights include; directing and acting at masters level, advice and ideas on careers in stage management, technical theatre, production and audition preparation.

'The Space' stage will host live talks, interviews and demonstrations on the most important topics for the performing arts industry. Dedicated Q&A sessions with agents, producers, actors, directors and representatives from industry bodies will inform, inspire and engage!

Guests include the highly acclaimed Film and TV Director Tom Harper (The Woman in Black: Angel of Death, Peaky Blinders, Misfits and This is England 1986) and West End star Samantha Dorsey (Cosette in Les Misérables) who will share their career highs and lows and will pass on their tips for success. Equity will discuss the Ten Point Code - championed by Vogue - and its impact on the industry. And a fun, interactive session with puppet expert Nigel Plaskitt - whose breadth of experience includes working on Avenue Q, Spitting Image and The Muppets movies - will explore the use of puppets in theatre, TV and film.

CAREER CLINICS Career clinics hosted by Equity and Spotlight will provide intimate personal advice, tailored to help those looking to gain information or guidance relating to their specific needs.

Whether it be singing, acting, musical theatre or performance skills, PERFORM is the one-stop destination to gain invaluable knowledge, explore and network!

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