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The Imagine Bamboo Summit has been developed with a host of valued partners from the UK and internationally:

Wye Valley River Festival 

Appetite Stoke & Newcastle Under Lyme, supported by Keele University 

Liverpool City Region and artists 

Festival of Thrift, Redcar

Rebecca Reubens,  Rhizome, India

Orin Hardy and Cecile Durand, Bamboo U, Bali

Bernice Dapaah and Anowa Augustina, Ghana Bamboo Bikes 

Ling Tan, digital artist 

Winterbourne House & Garden, University of Birmingham


The Great Bamboo Circus Experiment

Produced by Imagineer in collaboration with No Fit State Circus with design input from Dan Potra (Australia) 

Orit Azaz, Artistic Director

Michele Weaver, Circus Director

Tom Rack, Artistic Director, NoFit State Circus

Peter Reynolds, Composer and MD

Tarn Aitken, Circus Engineer, Rigger and performer


Circus Performers:

Tiago Fonseca

Elena Casotto

Roo Jenkyn-Jones

Samuel Lebon

Phoebe Knight

Grace Neville-Evans

Ciaran Innes 


Bamboo Making Space

Curated by Lou Jones 


Bamboo Builds 


​​Zain Willmott , Becky Taylor-Masi, Jordan Reading, Transformations Arts Collective, Coventry

Bamboo Bikes delivered by Ghana Bamboo Bikes in collaboration with Bamboo Bicycle Club 


Bamboo Talks 

Hans Friederich, Bamboologic

Stella Hall, Festival of Thrift

Rebecca Reubens, Rhizome 

Jed Long, Cave Urban, Australia

Ling Tan, UK


Taking Root Ceremony is facilitated by artist Ling Tan 


Imagine Bamboo Summit

Orit Azaz, Independent Artistic Director

Claire Maddocks, Producer for Imagineer 

Lou Lomas, Associate Producer

Amanda Roberts, Associate Producer 

Katie Holtom, Assistant Producer

Katy Stone, Production Manager  

Film: RB Films with additional content from John Street 

Photography: Andy Moore

Communications: Helen Stallard, Helen Annetts, Tara Rutledge 

Catering by CHANGE Kitchen


Thank you to:

University of Birmingham

Jonathan Webster, Landscape Practice Group, Birmingham City Council

David Trujillo, Coventry University

Michael Brisbane 

Wayne Langford, West Midlands Combined Universities,

Louisa Davies, Danielle Marshall & Raidene Carter, Birmingham 2022 Festival