Unlocked: Finalists Announced

We received many high calibre video entries for the Unlocked project which were reviewed by our expert panel in December.

The mission of the project remains to:

  • Identify, support and nurture new, emerging young talent
  • Provide opportunities to present the work to audiences either online or in person during the Festival in October 2021

We are delighted to announce that the videos which are going to collaborate and developed are:

Daydream Productions
Life is a Dream
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvGDtoWPb9in_ep9MYlxeyQ
Megan Crighton
Unlocked Act 2 ‘Wake up’
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9s1C9_ySnCU&t=25s
Alicia Haines & Harriet Edwards
Granny’s Brownies
https://kent.cloud.panopto.eu/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=a878052c-2310-4049-b85a-ac8100c2bce2
The Lockdown Daydreamers Theatre Company
Life is a Dream
https://youtu.be/BjEEv789R5w
Phoebe Hyder
Perspective
https://vimeo.com/486343918
Splodge Designs
Cuckoo Cuckoo
https://youtu.be/qHwG-VoiHFE
Emily King
Reborn a DJ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLKFG82QjZo
Mengqiu Xu
Mirror
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YdiQktDWi8AmvZ46gHji8IkaN4Nh-QpV/view?usp=sharing
Zhaolin Zhou
Cat
https://youtu.be/4Go-nwAKSjk

We are enormously grateful for the support of the panel who have agreed to give their time and mentor the artists later on this year:

  • Cariad Astles, Course Leader, Puppetry Design and Performance at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (London University)
  • Dr Kasia Lech, Senior Lecturer in Performing Arts, School of Creative Arts and Industries, Canterbury Christ Church University
  • Sean Myatt, Senior Lecturer, School of Arts and Design, Nottingham Trent University
  • Shaun May, Senior Lecturer in Drama and Theatre, University of Kent
  • Linda Lewis, former Director of Tunbridge Wells Puppetry Festival

Keep an eye on our website and Social Media Pages for further updates.