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A professional development programme that identifies, supports and actively promotes, performance artists in Devon and Cornwall.

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The Native- A Plymouth based band who started with LRS Arts a few years ago. Here is their new EP out now.


LRS Arts deliver an artist development and a live performance programme that identifies,
supports then actively promotes, performance artists at the early, to mid career stage in Devon and Cornwall.

Who are we?

The team behind LRS Arts, bring over thirty years of experience in live performance, creative direction, event production, artist management and stage management. We work with Port Eliot Festival, Boardmasters Festival, Glastonbury Festival and Kernow in the City to offer shows and opportunities to emerging performers and technical staff, stage managers and visual artists. We ran stages for many years and worked in the theatre, TV and the record business when we were approached to share our accumulated knowledge.

Haunt the Woods- first time at Glastonbury- shot by Sam Worthy

Our Mission

The mission of LRS Arts is to nurture and develop emerging talent and ensure they are prepared to perform at their peak.
We achieve this through a series of mentoring days/sessions, facilitated by established artists, performers, musicians and teachers.
The programme builds performance skills and confidence and introduces young artists and performers to the professional reality of high profile festivals and tours with significantly large and diverse audiences.

Participant Testimonials

Mentors: Crispin Hunt, Emily Phillips, Richard Smith(poetry in performance)

Max Williams - Tribal Rights
“For both of us, it was a highlight working with the amazing Crispin Hunt. It was very interesting actually seeing first person his thought processing techniques when helping us develop our song.”

Hollie Rogers - singer/songwriter
“I have felt so inspired to write since working with Emily and Crispin, and have a few new tracks in the pipeline as a result.
Thank you so much for all you continue to do to support artists like me - you make such a difference and it really really matters.”

Rose Webber - poet
“I can not thank you enough for yesterday, I had THE best time ever and learnt so much. I genuinely appreciate it more than you know. What an amazing experience!! I feel so lucky to have be part of LRS.” Rose Webber - poet

Andy Quick - songwriter
"I have taken far more than I thought away with me today including tips for honing my craft, heaps of encouragement and confidence and a new song with commercial potential. Absolute winner!
Thank you LRS ARTS.”

Zac Leon - poet
“Thanks for the opportunity to meet so many talented people and be able to share my own work. Those 2 days were extraordinary for me, and it was one of the most inspiring experiences in my life.” Zac Leon - poet


Upcoming Events-

November 2018
Poetry in Performance and Song writing workshops at Port Eliot Estate.
This will feature new LRS Arts participants/mentees under the guidance of our established mentors that proved so successful last year.

3rd of March 2019
Kernow in the City.
This event is a showcase for Cornish Performers who go up to London to impress a Shoreditch audience.

March 2019
Performance Skills for Actors workshop.
This a further workshop offering Participants/mentees a chance to work with and be mentored by actress Mary Woodvine.

LRS Arts Mentorship

Mentoring Works

Photography-  Jill Furmanovsky (British photographer who has specialised in documenting rock musicians such as Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin, and Pink Floyd to name a few) is a rock archive founder who also invited Gered Makonvicz (who photographed Jimmy Hendricks, The Stones etc.) a rock photographer, to join her mentoring at Port Eliot Festival this year 2019. 

 Film- Dr Kingsley Marshall Head of Film & Television at Falmouth University. LRS Arts are making it possible for three students from Falmouth University to take up a placement with Ridley Scott Productions later in the year. 

Back stage/Stage Management- Jesse Foot and Sam Worthy mentored on the Ace Of Clubs stage Port Eliot 2018. Simon Fraser (An evidently successful sound engineer and producer who in the past has worked with top bands at the Saw Mills Studio in Cornwall) worked with some mentees on the outside stage doing sound engineering at Port Eliot Festival 2018. 

Artist liaison- Steph Bryan and Emma Griffiths mentored for the Ace of Clubs stage at Port Eliot 2018. Emma (a professional Artists Liaison working on all manner of TV and films) and Steph have worked on Vogue shoots together. Emma has also worked in production for Doc martin and Poldark plus many other films and photo shoots.

 Play reading- LRS arranged for 4 of Henry Darkes plays to be acted out in the Round Room at Port Eliot festival 2018. Help from James Perez-Bristol Old Vic, the Soho Theatres-Chris White and Mary Woodvine who played lead actress.

Poetry-    Elvis Mcgonagall, Comedian who broadcasts his own show on Radio 4, made himself available throughout Port Eliot festival 2018 as a mentor for Beth Davis. He has mentored Beth for the last 2 years.

Circus Skills- Mike Wright and Haggis Macleod with Above and Beyond. Above and beyond is a UK based professional aerial performance company, founded by Mike Wright over 15 years ago. They provides a variety of aerial performances, ranging from individual acts to a full scale flying trapeze shows. 


LRS Arts has the privilege of supporting emerging artists and performers, enabling them to realise their full potential. In particular this programme is critical for younger artists who will have little or no professional experience.
We can only do this by working with the following truly inspiring partners:


LRS Arts deliver an artists’ development and live performance programme that contacts, mentors, then actively promotes performance artists at their early, to mid career stage helping them to discover their own talents and voice.


The easiest way to contact us, is through our social media accounts. If you would like to be considered for the
LRS Arts programme, please click on the button below with a brief history of your performance experience and any links to your website or social media accounts. If your not sure you qualify just drop us an emil and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

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