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March 30th, 2017 : The Royal Geographical Society, London

Gaylene Gould

Writer, Coach & Creative Director

Time: 11:15 - 11:40

In conversation with Roxana Silbert: The Art of the Impossible: Building Trust

Gaylene Gould is a Writer, Coach and Creative Director working in the UK and internationally.

For over twenty years Gaylene has pursued a quest to raise the creative voices of the unheard. This inquiry has led her around the world and to acquire a vast range of experience. She has worked with major organisations such as the Bfi, Toronto International Film Festival, BBC, Arts Council England as an international curator, producer, documentary-maker, creative director and theatre maker. Gaylene has revealed African films to international audiences, documented the hidden tales of sex workers for TV, established arts practices in hard to reach areas and brought international cinema into state school classrooms.

Now, Gaylene raises her own voice by writing and making creative projects. Her short stories have been published in several anthologies and her novel manuscript, "The Sacrifice" was the inaugural winner of the 2012 Commonword Cultureword Prize. Gaylene has also written for performance and radio. She is Captain of the Mission//Misplaced Memory Spaceship, an immersive art installation that explores cultural memory.

Gaylene is an engaging speaker, cultural reviewer and moderator. She presents for BBC Radio 4, speaks at major events and chairs discussions for organisations such as the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Gaylene helps others raise their voice through her work as an accredited coach and facilitator. She supports individuals, writers, artists and creative organisations, such as the National Theatre, Southbank Centre and Birmingham Symphony Hall, to review their own stories in order to transform their process and practice.

Session Overview

The Art of the Impossible: Building Trust

Gaylene Gould in conversation with Roxana Silbert

Artists create extraordinary visions and compelling narratives to sell their ideas. They forge passionate, loyal and diverse teams. They innovate new practices, draw out human and empathetic qualities and turn failed ideas into brilliant ones. Along the way they challenge perceptions and create new ones. What strategies do they use and what can the wider business world learn from them?

Roxana Silbert is Artistic Director of Birmingham Rep Theatre and has previously worked as a theatre director at The Royal Shakespeare Company. In conversation with consultant and Creative Director Gaylene Gould, Silbert will talk about how she corral's ensembles and teams to make magic happen under significant time pressures. Building trust quickly is central to her work and Silbert will open up the processes she uses to create confidence and solid connections to a vision as well as between teams.

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