Hello Stranger: East London Exhibition

Shearing, David and Raza, Khadija (2023) Hello Stranger: East London Exhibition. [Show/Exhibition]


Hello Stranger: East London (Society of British Theatre Designers' National Exhibition of UK Design for Performance 2019-2023) featured a curated selection of regional talent, celebrating the work of theatre designers and highlighting the critical role that design played in the success of a production. It was co-curated by David Shearing and Khadija Raza.

The exhibition was hosted at Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch and celebrated the work of regional designers. Through the exhibition we showcased the dynamic and exciting world of theatre design between process and outcome.

As part of the exhibition, we hosted an artist-in-conversation talk between Khadija Raza and David Shearing where we examined the intricacies of the design process and explored the creative decisions that brought "The Flood" to life. It offered a rare opportunity for audiences to get a behind-the-scenes look at the inspiration and collaboration that shaped the design of this emotive new show. We hosted an industry event, with local and regional venue to look at the Future of Design and school’s workshop in design-led and puppetry performance.

Exhibition March 2023

A full transcript of the in-conversation is provided here.

For more information about the national celebration of design:


Supplemental Material - Microsoft Word (A full transcript of the in-conversation between David Shearing and Khadija Raza)
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