A salon is a gathering of intellectual, social, political, and cultural elites under the roof of an inspiring hostess or host, partly to amuse one another and partly to refine their taste and increase their knowledge through conversation.
A collective is a group of entities that share or are motivated by at least one common issue or interest, or work together on a specific project(s) to achieve a common objective.
the salon: collective
[thˈee ˈsælɒn: kəˈlɛktɪv]
the salon:collective began through simple meetings bringing skilled artists of varied backgrounds together. Conversation, debates and the sharing of work was the aim; musicians played, actors read, artists showed their work. A natural progression from drawing room to public forum began to emerge, and we are now roaming around sharing our skills, picking up new artists to collaborate with, and producing events, shows & unique experiences.
Who are we?
the salon:collective is a community of interdisciplinary artists based at The Cockpit in London but we get around, to Laura Marling’s Secret Music and the floating Pirate Radio Party on the Thames as well as London’s oldest music hall, where we staged a family-friendly Twelfth Night last Christmas. As well as training actors, we create and collaborate in events, from a wake-up call for clubbers in Hoxton, Morning Glory, to a Midsummer Night’s Dream themed picnic in Regent’s Park.Most recently, we’ve been taking our performances of the sonnets to Secret Music, Lost Lectures and a celebration for the literacy charity Beanstalk, and are shortly to perform at Wilderness Festival.
To empower by sharing skills and supporting the collective’s independent & group aspirations, through creating new work, providing workshops & seminars for artists’ development & connecting with audiences far and wide.