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An open letter to theatre and performance makers

A group of theatre and performance organisations are coming together to offer support and a voice to freelancers. Their open letter explains why. It includes the establishment of a national task force of self-employed theatre and performance makers. Th …

What would you need from an online showcasing experience?

Handstand Arts is the organisation that runs Circus City festival. They are currently researching and developing a way to share new circus performance remotely with programmers around the world. This process will see 3 x UK companies present work to in …

National Creativity and Wellbeing Week

Creativity & Wellbeing Week has been re-imagined keeping its core identity as a festival celebrating the groundbreaking work happening around the country bringing together culture, creativity, health and wellbeing. Their theme remains Positive Futu …

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Global Majority Takeover at Theatre Bristol

Theatre Bristol is proud to announce a global majority takeover of its office on the 31st of January, led by Akulah Agbami and Cleo Lake. On Friday the 31st January, Theatre Bristol office staff will hand over the keys to the office to community leader …

Under the surface: artist leadership in action at Theatre Bristol

At Theatre Bristol we believe in the power and potential of artist leadership. That’s why, when we were thinking about our new Creative Director role earlier this year, we wanted to create space for the artist to bring their whole self and practice to …

Chinonyerem Odimba appointed as new Chair of Theatre Bristol

Theatre Bristol is delighted to announce that Chinonyerem Odimba is joining the team as the new Chair, as she takes over from Nick Sweeting. Chinonyerem Odimba is a Bristol based playwright, theatre director and poet. Her work for theatre includes ‘Joa …

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Hello from Tessa Wills, Creative Director

Tessa Wills is Theatre Bristol’s new Creative Director. They will be working with the organisation three days a week from July to lead and support the team of Artist Support Associates, and advocate, provoke and speak out on key issues facing artists a …

I’m Bitter About Glitter – An Interview with Cocreator Liz Clarke

I’m Bitter About Glitter is a theatre show for children and adults on at the Wardrobe this month. It is ‘A joyful exploration of identity, belonging and choice’, created by Liz Clarke (age 43) and Felix Council (age 10). How did the project come about? …

Dark City – An Interview with Rachel Aspinwall and Holly Thomas

Over the past year, PECo Theatre have been developing ‘Dark City’, an immersive performance exploring visual impairment (VI). Collaborating with a group of older people and visually impaired co-creatives, PECo are working to improve cultural access for …

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