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Sparking Connections, Creating Change

Breaking the status quo / Partnerships / Making Connections

What is it about?

In the opening keynote we will be exploring how people create connections to find new ways of doing. How do you get out of your comfort zone to try something different? How can we break away from patterned thinking and the status quo?  How can we open ourselves up as organisations towards different partnerships and audiences?

Join us to consider how rewiring our thinking and our organisations can have huge impact.

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Rinkoo Barpaga | Theatre-maker, Film Maker & Comedian

Rinkoo is a Deaf British born Theatre-Maker, who uses British and urban sign language.

Throughout his 15-year career he has been involved in media creation and has worked for the BBC, ITV, MTV as well as independent media productions.  He is also involved in stand-up comedy, which he developed in New York.

Rinkoo is currently a theatre-maker and has produced his one-man show, ‘Made in India Britain’ which was showcased at Birmingham Rep.


Tobi Kyeremateng | Cultural Producer | Black Ticket Project

Tobi is a Cultural Producer specialising in theatre, events & festivals and film. She has worked with organisations such as Bush Theatre, Apples and Snakes, Old Vic Theatre, Battersea Arts Centre and more.

In 2018, she founded Black Ticket Project – a temporary initiative creating access to theatre for Black young people with low arts engagement.


Richert Schnorr | Director of Digital Media for Communications and Marketing | New York Public Library

Richert Schnorr is the Director of Digital Media for Communications and Marketing at the New York Public Library. He oversees the Library’s podcasting and video programs while contributing to social media campaigns and other digital products. He received his MFA at Parsons the New School for Design and has been with the Library since 2011


Dawinder Bansal | Producer and Artist

Dawinder Bansal is an award-winning British producer and artist. She has a track record of creating brand new stage shows and immersive art installations by weaving South Asian cultural heritage and contemporary stories into her work.

Read Dawinder’s full biography.


Alan Lane | Artistic Director | Slung Low

Alan Lane is Artistic Director at Slung Low. Founded in 2000 Slung Low is an award-winning theatre company specialising in making epic productions in non-theatre spaces, often with large community performance companies at their heart.

Read Alan’s full biography.