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Ballyhoo!

Originally (at a carnival, etc.): a showperson's touting speech, or a performance advertising a show. Hence (as mass noun): bombastic nonsense; extravagant or brash publicity; noisy fuss.

Roll, up, roll up and ballyhoo at the NRTF Conference 2024! Ballyhoos are NRTF's own brand of mini-showcase.

 

We provide an audience, an exciting performance space and a microphone and you provide the rest! We invite you to make a bombastic speech or performance, touting a project to NRTF Members.

Following your Ballyhoo, delegates will ask you questions about your the work you're pitching and how it might work in their venues.

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Who:

4 successful applicants will be invited to present their work at the NRTF Conference in Blackpool
What:

A 20 min 'elevator pitch' of work you are excited to share with NRTF Conference Delegates in the hope that they will programme your work
Where:

Inspiring spaces across Blackpool
When:

12, 13, 14 June 2024
Fee:

NRTF offers a fee of £150 plus a Conference Day ticket, 1 night of accommodation at the Conference hotel and travel allowance. We have an access budget should you require support to attend the Conference.

Three things to consider when deciding if a Ballyhoo is the right way to showcase your work:

  1. You have researched what it is to rural tour: Are You New To Rural Touring?

  2. Your show will be ready to be programmed into rural touring seasons Spring 25, Autumn 25

  3. You have a solid idea in terms of space, tech, length, wrap-around for the presentation - Delegates will have questions for you following your pitch so you'll need to have a good sense of how this will make sense in rural venues.

If you're unsure if a ballyhoo is right for you, please feel free to contact Beth (NRTF Conference Manager) on events@NRTF.org.uk

Successful applicants will be sent a Ballyhoo Performance Guide and be invited to a 60 min online session prior to the Conference.

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