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‘Out Of Office’ Full Conference Timetable

Below you will find a full timetable of events for our ‘Out of Office’ conference. For more information about the individual sessions, Buxton and our venues please see

Monday 13th June

From 12pmConference Check-inHotel Reception (will move to ball room after 1.30pm)
1.45pm – 2pmWelcome NoteHotel Ballroom
2pm – 5pmWelcome Provocation with Little EarthquakeHotel Ballroom
5pm – 6pmDelegate Free Time
6pm – 7pmTAIL Project Breakout Session – A chance to offer support, share ideas and overcome the challenges of Touring Arts in Libraries.Peverell Suite
6pm – 9pm‘I Am Bird’ Marie Klimis – interactive story installation. Please bring your own headphones which are compatible with your mobile phone. A TAIL Project and Farnham Maltings co-comissionHotel Library & Lobby
7.30pm 8.30pmBBQ Dinner and Bar opens (bar is cash only)Hotel Patio and Gardens (Ballroom if raining!)
9pm – 10pm‘Tickbox’ by Lubna KerrHotel Ballroom

Tuesday 14th June

7.30am – 9.30amHotel BreakfastHotel Dining Room
8am – 10amIf you are not staying at the Hotel Tuesday evening, please ensure you leave your hotel key with reception before heading to the OctagonHotel Reception
9am – 9.45amWalking buses to Octagon – walking bus / taxis availableMeet in Hotel reception or make your own way there
10am – 1pmEquality, Diversity & Inclusion Workshop with Nick Goss ConsultancyThe Octagon
1pm – 4pmGreek LunchPavilion Patio
2pm – 5pm Performances
2pm – 5pm drop in session (takes around 45 minutes to complete the story)Marie Klimis – find out more about ‘I Am Bird’Pavilion Conservatory
2.15pm – 3pm‘Where Do We Go’ Maddie MorrisBandstand
3.15pm – 3.45pm‘The Big Green Time Machine’Pavilion Patio (Octagon if raining)
4 – 4.45pm‘Boring someone in Some Dark Cafe’ Jess Morgan, part of Inn CrowdBandstand
2-5pmDrop In Conversation Sessions
Drop in 2-5pmAudience AgencyOctagon / Lounge
Drop in 2-5pmTail Project MentorsOn the mini train and at the station
Drop in 2-5pmTake a ride on a pedalo – we have secured the use of the pedalos for the afternoon! Take a colleague for a catch up, or just to test your team work.Boating lake
Drop in 2-5pmArts Council Funding with Jill BrownOctagon / Lounge
Drop in 2-5pmThe Rural Touring Dance Initiative – Christina ElliotOctagon / Lounge
5pmPerformances finish, delegate free time until 7pm
6.45pm – 7pmWalking buses to the OctagonMeet at Hotel reception or make your own way there
7pm – 7.15pmNRTF Birthday Party Welcome Drinks and Toasts
Please note the bar will be cash only!
7.30pm – 9pmIndian FoodOctagon Patio
8pm – 10pmMa Bessies Prohibition PartyOctagon
10pmBirthday ShowstopperOctagon
10.15pm – 10.30pmLast ordersOctagon
9pm onwardsWe can organise return walking groups and taxis to the hotel as requested

Wednesday 14th June

7.30am – 9.30amBreakfast servedHotel dining room
8am – 10amPlease leave your hotel key at reception before heading to the OctagonHotel Reception
9 – 9.30amEscort guests to Octagon – walking bus / taxis availableMeet in Hotel Reception or make your own way there
10.30am – 1.30pmWorkshop: Staff & Employment Wellbeing with the Culture Health and Wellbeing AllianceOctagon
1.30pm – 2pmParting Thoughts with Little EarthquakeOctagom
2pmTakeaway Picnic LunchOctagon
2pm – 3pmReturn to the hotel to pick up any left luggage etc.