Published 9 Jun 2017 by Theatre Forum
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Conference 2017

Theatre Forum and TheatreNI present
Twist or Stick
21-22 June 2017, The Everyman, Cork

We are thrilled that so many of you have booked for #twitstorstick. With just under two weeks to go here is all the information you need! 

#twistorstick will bring you on a whirlwind tour of Cork including day sessions in The Everyman, lunch in Cork Opera House, evening dinner in Firkin Crane followed by an optional trip to Neon Western and all during Cork Midsummer.

Stephen Jones & Seána Kerslake will open the conference in conversation with Peter Daly talking about their experience of developing their work and artistic practice, the juggling act of moving between different industries and the opportunities this presents in this changing world.

This is followed by sessions with: Tania Canas, Selina Cartmell, Peter Crawley, Richard DeDomenici, Judith Dimant, Sarah Durcan, Andrew Eaton, Róise Goan, Gary Keegan, Michael Keegan-Dolan, Julie Kelleher, Jessica Kennedy, Megan Kennedy, Louise Lowe, Lorraine Maye, Mary McCarthy, Ruth McCarthy, Shona McCarthy, Helen Meany, Judy Murphy, Neil Murray, Aislinn Ó hEocha, Hilary O'Shaughnessy, Lynne Parker, Petal Pilley, Duška Radosavljević, and Richard Wakely.

Conference schedule

Here is a summary schedule. You can see the full conference schedule here.

June 21
11:00 - 12.30: Theatre Forum Benchmarking/TheatreNI Members' Meeting
12.30 - 13.30: Lunch in The Everyman
13:30 - 17:45: Sessions in The Everyman
18:00- 19:00: Tourbook drinks reception in The Everyman bar
20:00 - late: Midsummer Supper in Firkin Crane 
23:30: Neon Western (see ticket offer below)

June 22
09:00 - 12:45: Morning sessions in The Everyman
12:45 - 13.45: Lunch in Cork Opera House
14:00 - 15:45: Afternoon sessions in The Everyman

Midsummer night plans

We will be making our way to the Firkin Crane for an evening supper and karaoke (check out our conference karaoke playlist on Spotify). 

Later that night, we are providing bus transfers to Marina Commercial Park for those delegates who wish to go to Neon Western. This part rave, part theatre event is taking place at midnight and €14 tickets are available to delegates using the promo code ‘twist’ when booking by phone, +353 21 4215159, or online

Book Conference Tickets

If you haven't already booked, Member Tickets are still on offer to Theatre Forum and TheatreNI members. Check your 2017 membership is up-to-date to avail of the member ticket rates.

Standard Member Ticket €140 
Non Member Ticket €200 

Book your tickets online here.

Your conference ticket covers access to all conference sessions, lunch on both days as well as the Wednesday evening programme, including dinner. No booking fee applies and remember, you don't need a Paypal account.

Artist Tickets
As in previous years, we’re committed to the conference being accessible to everyone in our sector, especially artists. This year, we are offering 40 individual artist and practitioner members tickets at a subsidised rate of €65. If you’d like to book an artist ticket, please contact for details. 

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