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Surviving Actors Returns to London for its Sixth Year

Written by  Tuesday, 20 January 2015
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Celebrating its sixth year, Surviving Actors returns to London on Saturday 7th February 2015. The free acting exhibition follows on from the success of last year which saw over 2,500 professionals attend.

The event is suitable for professional actors, dancers, singers and performers in training aged 16 plus who are looking to develop their careers, network and share innovative ideas.

This year's exhibitors include The Stage, Casting Call Pro, Spotlight, Michael Wharley Photography and John White Certified NLP Coach. Director and leading light in theatre training Brian Astbury will also be there to launch "The Forge Initiative", a new course which he has devised and will deliver at Academy of Performance Training, based in Guildford. The one-year course has been designed specifically for theatre practitioners – actors, writers and directors – who want to take their destiny into their own hands and learn how to create their own work. Brian Astbury says "You will be taught the skills of survival by people who have the scars and the badges of merit".

Lianne Robertson, Managing Director of Surviving Actors says "We are thrilled to have 'The Forge Initiative' launch at Surviving Actors this year. It's great to see a course has been developed to support the working actor. It's something there is definitely a gap in the market for as many courses don't focus on the art of surviving within the industry once you are out there."

A comprehensive seminar and workshop programme will be running alongside the exhibition which will be led by key industry speakers, such as Casting Director Janis Jaffa, Film & TV director James Strong, and Writer and Theatre Director Andrew Tidmarsh.

There will also be one-to-one sessions available, the opportunity to gain valuable advice from Tilly Blackwood (the Actors Centre), Yvonne l'Anson (professional publicist and self marketing expert) and Emma Dyson (Spotlight).

Event Information:
Saturday 7th February 2014
Radisson Blu Portman Hotel, London, W1H 7BG
To register for the free event following the link:

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Sophia Tremenheere

In her free time Sophia plays the french horn and piano, which is where her love for performing arts first stemmed from. Her top three favourite shows are musicals Mamma Mia, Sound of Music and Phantom of the Opera. She also enjoys going to intimate gigs and festivals, particularly watching acts that are just starting out in their career, and regularly meets up with #LDNTheatreBloggers.

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