About Us

James Turnbull
Creative Producer

Lives & works in Brighton & Hove, UK

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I produce both theatre at its most analogue and technology led projects at their most innovative. At the heart of it all is the desire to make seamless, life enhancing cultural experiences for people, on their own terms.

I have produced live performance since 2001 supporting shows at BBC Proms, South Bank Centre, Lyric Hammersmith, Edinburgh Fringe, Battersea Arts Centre as well as theatres, village halls, schools, churches and tents.  My interest then shifted from shows to the social spaces we create to host our culture – I co-ordinated the Southeast branch of somewhereto_, a radical space unlocking project for young creatives; designed programmes for venues and festivals (including for The Old Market, The Basement, Chichester Festival Theatre); and built new festival spaces including co-founding The Warren (now the largest promoter on Brighton Fringe). 

As technology began to offer us new spaces for immersive storytelling, I began exploring how immersive technology can change the way we experience culture. At The Old Market, I spearheaded TOMtech – a multi-faceted research & development project pushing the boundaries of what a venue can offer its audiences, and its artist/maker community.   

 

Fellow of Royal Society of the Arts
Outstanding Contribution to the Festivals (Brighton Festival Awards 2012)
Best Venue - The Warren (Brighton Festival Awards 2012)