The Fateful Voyage Pilot 2018
Alex Jennings took part in rehearsals and workshops to explore the potential of a new staged biography of Rupert Brooke, F.S.Kelly and William Denis Browne. This Arts Council R & D project was a collaboration between the Oxford Centre for Life Writing and Oxford Arts Consultants. The piece is an adaptation of the triple biography by Kate Kennedy and combined Opera, Dance and Theatre to great effect.
Shakespeare Oxford 2016
Throughout 2016, Oxford marked Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary in public libraries, theatres, cinemas, nightclubs, concert halls, at Carnival – and under the stars. Jacqui Ibbotson coordinated the festival commissioned by the Bodleian Libraries, Oxfordshire County Library Service, the University of Oxford English Faculty, Blackwell’s Booksellers, Oxford University Press and Experience Oxfordshire.
Find Your Voice 2015
In 2015, Jacqui Ibbotson and Euton Daley managed the Find Your Voice project for the Oxfordshire Library Service working with more than 400 young people on a project across 14 libraries and at the Houses of Parliament. By the end of the year, participants had made videos, devised plays, made soundscapes and written poems expressing their views on how we live today and what they wanted to change.
The Man behind the Motor
In 2014 Jacqui Ibbotson designed and delivered the pilot of a new cultural tour for Experience Oxfordshire. The Man behind the Motor was a day tour which included a guided visit to Nuffield College, Nuffield Place and MINI Plant Oxford revealing new research about William Morris of Oxford's famous Morris Motors.
Cultural Olympiad 2012
A £1 million partnership project for the Cultural Olympiad seen by 20,000 people with 2,000 participants from across the Thames Valley. Jacqui Ibbotson applied for grants from Legacy Trust UK and Arts Council England for a Cultural Olympiad project, Tree of Light and, together with partner local authority grants was awarded over one million pounds to deliver this two year project. The Performance Director was Charlie Morrissey, design installation by Block9 and composer was Orlando Gough.
Music from the Genome
A season of science and arts in Oxfordshire to mark the 350th anniversary of the Royal Society. Supported by Jacqui Ibbotson, the highlight of the season was a Sci-Music project initiated by anaethesist, Dr Andrew Morely to discover if there was gene for musicality. Funded by the Wellcome Trust and premiered at the Diamond Light Source it featured a composition by composer Michael Zev Gordon and was performed by the New London Chamber Choir.