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Peterborough: Future Network

Opening: 20/04/17 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM | Free

Future Network is a quarterly, informal evening hosted by Metal for artists, organisations and creative businesses working in all disciplines to come together to discuss ideas, meet others and learn new skills.

The next event is on Thursday 20th April at 6pm at Chauffeurs Cottage, St Peter’s Road, Peterborough PE1 1YX.

Guest speakers include Animator and Producer Anu-Laura Tuttelberg who is taking part in the exhibition at Peterborough City Gallery ‘Once Upon A Time’, Anu-Laura will talk about her practice and the film she is exhibiting ‘On the other side of the woods’. Other guest speakers include Tom Fox and Peter Thornton who will be running an interactive workshop on ‘how to develop your elevator pitch’.

If you would like to present one of the 3 Minute Wonder ‘open mic’ slots please email ruth@metalculture.com asap.


6pm: Invited guest speaker, Peter Thornton and Tom Fox – Developing your elevator pitch

A quick guide to writing and presenting your elevator pitch; focussing on some basic skills such as speaking in front of an audience and talking about you and your practice.

In this short workshop you will develop a versatile 30-second speech about your project, event or practice, which you can use for radio, in funding applications, at networking events and so much more.

This workshop will be ran by Peter Thornton an experienced trainer and Tom Fox Theatre Practitioner and Director, this should be a fun interactive way to start Future Networks and meet everyone in the room!


About Tom Fox

Tom is a theatre practitioner and director. His work crosses disciplines such as improvisation, movement and music. He is founder of Lamphouse Theatre Company, a new vibrant fringe theatre company, Young Company Practitioner at the Royal and Derngate Northampton and workshop facilitator for UROCK Creative. Tom has directed productions at the National Theatre, Traverse Theatre Edinburgh, Theatre 503 London, Lakeside Arts Centre Nottingham, Eastern Angles Theatre Company and has worked on community engagement projects for Royal Society of Arts, Creative Partnerships and The Qualifications and Curriculum Association (QCA).

About Peter Thornton

Peter has years of experience as a drama teacher in secondary education, a trainer and facilitator working with cultural managers in Estonia, Vienna and most recently Brazil. Peter helped create the MA Arts management course at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge where he lectured part time. He spent 7 years as External Relations Director for Arts Council and has delivered many presentations nationally and internationally. His enthusiastic approach is based on sound theory but is delivered in a predominately practical way.

7pm – 7.30pm: 3 Minute Wonders – Up to 10 x 3 minute ‘open mic’ spots for artists/organisations to talk about new ideas, existing projects, opportunities coming up, or calls for support.


7.45pm – Invited Guest speaker Anu-Laura Tuttelberg – with opportunity for Q & A

Anu-Laura Tuttelberg is a stop-motion film director based in Tallinn, Estonia. She works as a freelance artist directing and designing puppet films. She makes set designs at animation studios and teaches puppet animation in Estonian Academy of Arts. She finds inspiration for her work from nature, architecture, photography, sculpture and historical dolls.

Anu-Laura Tuttelberg graduated MA degree in animation at Estonian Academy of Arts in 2013. She made her first animation Fly Mill/ Kärbeste veski (2012) a puppet film as her graduation film. Fly Mill has screened in more than hundred festivals around the world and won numerous prizes. Her first film after graduation, a short animated film On The Other Side Of The Woods/ Teisel pool metsa premiered in June 2014 at Annecy International Animation Festival and has won three First Prizes and a Best Debut prize at festivals so far.

Currently she is developing her new puppet film Winter In Rainforest/ Talv vihmametsas which will be shot outdoors in a rainforest with a 16 mm camera.

Anu-Laura is currently taking part in the exhibition ‘Once Upon A Time’ at Peterborough City Gallery showing her short animation film ‘On The Other Side Of The Woods’. For Future Network Anu-Laura, will talk about her practice, current projects, her work at Peterborough City Gallery and how she sustained/ developed her career.

Let us know that your coming by booking your free place here. 



Metal Chauffeurs Cottage
St Peters Road

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