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We’re delighted to feature one of our member’s events, a talk on:
Making, supporting and funding arts/science projects.


Saturday 2 April

2016, 16.45 – 17.15 (after the 1500 matinee)

Free to (matinee and evening) ticket holders



Sophie Cornell is Executive Producer of Undercurrent, who are presenting theatre show Calculating Kindness at Camden People’s Theatre from 29 March 2016 till 16 April 2016.

After the show you are invited to the free talk where they share their experience of making theatre work which involves science and how they were able to financially support it.

The project involved four academic/scientific advisors 6 (!) organisational partners:

  • Wellcome Trust
  • Arts Council England
  • European Society for Evolutionary Biology
  • Royal Victoria Hall Foundation
  • Camden People’s Theatre
  • British Library

The talk will cover:

  • How such a complex project was conceived and it’s journey since 2011
  • How they funded the R&D project back in 2013
  • How they funded the performance working with these partners
  • How working with scientific advisors helped the production
  • How to collaborate with partners successful throughout the project

It will be led by Undercurrent’s Artistic Director, Laura Farnworth and Sophie who in addition to producing Calculating Kindness, has also worked with the Cultural Institute at King’s College London on numerous arts/science projects including ‘Photo51: from DNA to the Brain’ and ‘Museum of Water’. 

It promises to be an event rich with information, advice and know-how, so if you’d like to pick the brains of these fantastically capable theatre makers, get yourself a ticket to the show, and start thinking about what questions you want to ask.

If you can’t make this talk, and want to hear more about the workshop, please register your interest by emailing

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