10 FEB  2024

11:00 -18:00

30 Poplar Place, SE28 8BA


A day-long improvisation performance workshop exploring power, intimacy and performance, led by George Lynch and Hannah Taverner. This event has been programmed by Fieldnotes and hosted by TACO!  Booking is required and tickets are offered on a sliding scale here


The day will begin with facilitated exercises drawing on the ‘status transaction’ games developed by Keith Johnstone in his 1999 book Impro for Storytellers. The games have three objectives:
  1. For actors to transfer power between one another in an unscripted scenario.
  2. To convince a spectating audience that the balance of power has been adjusted as intended.
  3. To watch other people trying to gain power they don’t have or give away power they do have, and try to recognise the demon in them that can do it.

In the afternoon we will be devising performances in response to these exercises and performing them to each other.

The workshop will also focus on performance documentation. Documentation is an added element to consider in the power dynamics of a performance scenario: does it matter who ‘won’ the game if the record says they lost?

All levels of experience are warmly welcomed, although some degree of comfort with performingin front of a small group would be beneficial! The workshop will provide a supportive context for experimentation and will be focused on process over outcomes.

The workshop is part of a larger performance project by George Lynch and Hannah Taverner, outcomes from the session will inform their ongoing research. 


The workshop will take place at TACO! 30 Poplar Place SE28 8BA (please note this is a different site from the TACO! exhibition space in Cygnet Square).

Tickets are available here. Prices are offered on a sliding scale, £20 solidarity - £15 standard - £10 concession. Free spaces are also available for unwaged participants, please get in touch with at info@fieldnotes.site to recieve a code.

Materials, refreshments and lunch will be provided and are included in the ticket cost.



George Lynch is a writer. She lives and works in London. Recent publications include Fieldnotes, Oxford Poetry (Partus Press), FBDN (Sticky Fingers Press), and Datableed. She has designed & delivered numerous workshops for the London Renters Union the Scottish Artist Union, exploring relational skills as tools for power-building, collective action and political community.

Hannah Taverner
is a performer, actor, and artist living in London. They work with performance and sound. Taverner has collaborated with artists such as Michelle Williams Gamaker, Franco & Eva Mattes, Chloee Maugile & Ruth Angel Edwards. Recent performances have been shown at Wysing Art Centre (Cambridge, UK), PRIMARY (Nottingham, UK) and The Horse Hospital (London, UK). They work with young people and alternative educational programs such as The Complete Works.

is an artist-led space for research, production and exchange located in Thamesmead, SE London. TACO!’s activities are experimental and collaborative, centering the work and role of artists with no set expectations on outcomes. They have a public programme of exhibitions, events, discussions, workshops, screenings, publishing and co-authored participatory projects. TACO! comprises a gallery and event space, a bookshop and a broadcast studio at Cygnet Square, and a production studio and workspace at Poplar Place. They run RTM.FM, a community radio station providing a sonic platform for artists, musicians and producers. TACO! is led and run by artists Mat Jenner, Natasha Bird and Gina Prat Lilly.

is an artist-run publishing project based in Newham in east London. They produce a print journal twice a year and a public programme of workshops, radio broadcasts, screenings and readings. Founded in 2020, FIELDNOTES aims to promote and support non-conforming creative practices that pioneer new cultural forms.



The space is at street level, accessed by a shallow ramp leading to the entrance. The width of the entrance is 70cm. There is a small threshold to step over upon entry. The space comprises a large main room, a kitchen and a small, gender-neutral toilet with a basin. The floors are smooth throughout. At the front of the main room, there is a long, wooden window-bench with soft cushioning. Folding plastic chairs with option for cushioning are available for use throughout the space. The space has fluorescent lighting throughout. Ceilings are low and provide a comfortable audio environment. There is parking outside.

The closest tube station is Abbey Wood (a 20 minute walk away), which is served by the Elizabeth line, Thameslink and Southeastern services. Local bus routes are 177, 229, 244, 301, 401, 472, 601, 602, N1.

If there’s anything we can do to make the space easier for you to access and enjoy, please get in touch info@taco.org.uk.




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