TALENTED artists in the South West will be celebrated at a festival this month.

Engine Room 2021 aims to kick-start a period of fresh and innovative ideas from emerging and established artists across different art forms.

The programme consists of five selected artists who will join Wiltshire Creative this summer to develop their projects through bespoke R&D periods, working across a wide range of practices such as visual arts, dance, theatre, and multidisciplinary work.

This year’s Engine Room artists are Brendan Murray and Kim Tatum, Florence Espeut-Nickless, Kinnari Saraiya, Ling Tan, and Linzy Na Nakorn.

Wiltshire Creative in collaboration with Bath Spa University is holding the Engine Room Film Festival, featuring two nights of work from both student and professional filmmakers.

Taking place on July 7 and 8, the Engine Room Film Festival will showcase emerging and established filmmakers from the South West, celebrating local talent on the main stage of Salisbury Playhouse.

Wiltshire Creative’s Engine Room 2021 Shortlisting Panel was made up of Amanda Bruce (Associate Producer), Dave Orme (Associate Director), Hazel Lam (Freelance Dance/Circus Artist) and Mirka Golden-Hann (Resident Artist & Head of Visual Arts).

Associate director Dave Orme said: “Engine Room is part of Wiltshire Creative’s commitment to supporting and nurturing the extraordinary talent in the South West.

"We have worked with a panel including freelance artists to assemble a dynamic and exciting programme of creatives from across different platforms whose work is timely, urgent and innovative.

"We are excited to begin working relationships with these brilliant artists and to bring their work to our audiences.”

For more information about the programme visit: wiltshirecreative.co.uk


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