Lian Bell

Design for Stage and Screen Ireland website

by Lian on July 9, 2015, no comments

Earlier this year I worked with Ewa Segner and Siobhán Bourke of Irish Theatre Institute to compile a website to highlight stage and screen designers coming from and working in Ireland. You can access the website here. It is in Beta mode for the next few weeks, and the content is being updated and added […]

Ireland mapping report for IETM

by Lian on July 9, 2015, no comments

Earlier this year, I was commissioned by the secretariat of the IETM international network to write a ‘mapping’ report that outlines the current situation of the contemporary performing arts in Ireland. Incredibly difficult to distill it all down, but I had a go. Here it is in all its sweeping, unsubtle, gap-filled glory. (Thanks to […]

Sometimes we break (again)

by Lian on June 18, 2015, no comments

In March this year I got to work with junk ensemble again for the first time since Drinking Dust. Another manky disused space transformed into something a little magical, if I do say so myself. They were reprising Sometimes We Break, a performance they had originally made for the (much cleaner) Tate Britain in 2012. […]

IETM Montpellier April 2014

by Lian on April 30, 2014, no comments

Thanks to the generosity of Project Arts Centre, where I worked with last year to put on IETM Dublin, I got to attend the most recent IETM networking meeting in sunny Montpellier. Other than getting a hit of vitamin D, tasting one or two local wines and learning all about the inner workings of harpsichords, […]