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Halcyon Networking – Bristol Tobacco Theatre

Halcyon Networking , a not-for-profit LGBT business network based in Bristol is inviting people to join them at the Tobacco Factory Theatre in Bristol which includes a tour of the theatre, a talk on its history & a ticket to see Tom Wainwright’s wildly successful play about ‘Banksy’.

Taking place on Thursday 8th May at 7.30pm, the evening provides the chance to find out about one of the country’s most respected venues in just 10 years, based in Southville, Bristol.

At a Halcyon Networking Event you can expect to meet other senior LGBT decision makers at all our events which are professionally hosted, held in high-quality venues and include drink and canapés. You can expect to hear inspirational and business related speakers on a wide range of subjects. You can also expect to generate high level connections and develop business referral opportunities within a supportive and safe environment to benefit you and your business.

You don’t need to pay a joining fee to attend one of our events. You simply pay for each event that interests you. We do recommend regular attendance as this will help you forge stronger business relationships, increase your visibility and lead to greater opportunities for business connectivity and referrals.

During the evening there will be a full programme including  a tour of the theatre, a talk on its history by Theatre Director Ali Robertson, networking over drinks and a finger buffet & ticket to see Tom Wainwright’s wildly successful play Banksy: The Room in the Elephant.

Tom Wainwright’s play, which enjoyed a sell out run at the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, was originally commissioned by Tobacco Factory Theatres and a Play, a Pie and a Pint at Òran Mór, is directed by Associate Director of the Traverse Theatre and Co-artistic Director of Theatre Uncut, Emma Callander. It will be followed by a screening of Something From Nothing, documentary maker Hal Samples’ short film about Tachowa, edited from material gathered over 7 years.

Banksy was in LA for the Oscars when he sprayed ‘THIS LOOKS A BIT LIKE AN ELEPHANT’ on an old water tank. The tank was residence for a local legend, Tachowa Covington, who over seven years had furnished it with carpets, a stove – even CCTV. As news spread of Banksy’s latest work, a consortium of art dealers soon appeared to repossess the water tank. Suddenly, Tachowa was homeless again…

Starring Gary Beadle (Eastenders’s Paul Trueman as well as acclaimed roles in the Royal Court’s Sucker Punch and Chichester Festival Theatre’s Blue Remembered Hills) – this is a story about creating something from nothing and then having it taken away, in the name of art.

More details are available on the Halcyon Website