Category Archives: ENTERPRISE

Q&A | Angus Vail on recreating Shakespeare’s Globe, with shipping containers

Angus Vail is shaking up the theatre community by developing a mobile version of Shakespeare’s Globe built using repurposed shipping containers. A rock ‘n’ roll guy from way back, the New Jersey-based Kiwi started out in the music industry as business manager for INXS in the band’s heyday, later taking on the same role for KISS. Almost 20 years later, he remains in what he thought would be a 5-year role. Despite his music biz background, Angus considers Shakespeare the ultimate punk rock hero, and was inspired to build a replica of the playwright’s famous Globe out of shipping containers off the back of a previous project that saw him employ the units as temporary venues.

The Container Globe team are currently working on plans to launch a prototype and educational programme in Detroit, thanks to a successful crowdfunding campaign and the support of some of the brightest minds in architecture, production and engineering. Sarah found out more.

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Q&A | Tom Gillespie on creating an urban commons in Manchester, with Partisan

Tom Gillespie is a founding member of Partisan, a collective and community space for socially-minded people and projects in Manchester. The group host events and meet-ups, and provide a work base for organisations like Global Justice Now. Tom is also an urban geographer, and by day lectures in international development at the University of Manchester’s Global Development Institute. Sarah found out more.

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