Hello and welcome to my website.
I'm Bruce Knight, a freelance creative producer/co-ordinator/practitioner with more than 20 years experience in the arts. Recent work includes "Different Light" projects, work with contemporary circus company Creative Heights and SO Festival.
My passion is celebrating people, particularly by bringing communities together through creative projects. I enjoy working with a wide range of people, with all levels of experience and ability. I always aim to create high quality arts experiences and most projects involve key elements of community engagement.
My training and experience has enabled an understanding of how to create and promote artistic work and experiences that can be enjoyed by a wide ranging audience, including those who do not regularly participate in the arts.
I initially studied design and photography and worked in the film and TV industry, gaining management skills and technical knowledge that often still comes in handy! In 2002 I began working as a performer in circus, dance, and fringe theatre. All my performing arts training came from classes, workshops, watching, listening and on the job experience.
In 2008, I became a key collaborative artist with the company Copperdollar, working for many years on outdoor arts events around the UK including large scale immersive theatre work for Glastonbury Festival and performances for the National Theatre's "Watch This Space" festival as part of the 2012 Olympic celebrations. Over the years I have also directed several theatre/circus arts productions of various shapes and sizes.
In 2013 I was awarded the East Lindsey Culture in the Community Award for work reviving and programming Spilsby Theatre. Sadly the theatre closed in 2015 due to issues with the condition of the Grade II listed building (a former Sessions House).
In 2016 I became a company director of 'The Sessions House CIC' an organisation established to support a heritage restoration project to repair Spilsby Theatre and transform it into a creative arts centre. I continue to volunteer time to this role and to the "Spilsby Sessions House Project".
If you would like to know more please have a browse through the projects pages of this website.