The Clothworkers’ Foundation will be supporting English regional theatre to the tune of up to £150,000 each year for the next five years.
Once, the Oscar-winning film turned into Tony and Grammy Award-winning musical, is at London’s Phoenix Theatre, where it’s managed to pick up six Olivier award nominations – including the top gong going, Best Musical.
In August, Curve Theatre, Leicester’s groundbreaking arts-led social change scheme Young Arts Entrepreneurs (YAE) will celebrate the end of its second successful year.
Running over a total of three years, YAE works with 12 young people aged 16-25 each year, enabling them to launch their own social enterprise and provide opportunities and benefits for their communities.
Curve is now looking at options to extend the project beyond the life of the original three-year funded programme, in order to create a template which could be rolled out across arts organisations nationally.
The YAE participants are challenged and developed through intensive business skills training and a Mentors Scheme, which complement their arts projects to ensure they have a viable, high quality business model and product. They are supported by local companies through a 10-week programme covering practical business skills such as leadership and management, finance, press and marketing, problem solving and entrepreneurship.
Eleven projects have been enabled in 2012 – 2013, which again cover a variety of artforms including drama, poetry and spoken word, movement and dance and music. The YAEs have worked with diverse groups from the communities of Leicestershire, ranging from ex-offenders to disadvantaged young people and those with special educational needs.
On Wednesday 14 August, the YAEs will take over Curve for a day of workshops, performances and presentations, including a set from emerging singer-songwriter Mark Elliott and a live stream to Jess Green at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The event will also include a networking opportunity for local businesses to meet what could be the next generation of key arts industry players.
The Young Arts Entrepreneurs’ Showcase Day will take place at Curve on Wednesday 14 August, 9.30am-4pm.
There’s a unique opportunity for fans of musicals to get up close and personal with all the show-stopping action in 2013.
We’ve been a bit slow off the mark, but there’s still a chance to see the critically acclaimed (Edinburgh fringe festival 2011 smash hit, no less) Shutterland, at the Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter.
The prospect of exciting theatre for young people is always worth a tingle or two to the spine, and that is apparently what Scruffy Mutt Theatre provide.
On a wild night in 2004, far from civilization in a remote valley on Dartmoor, a group of creative teenagers were camping out with with their drama group run by MED Theatre.
An award-winning theatre production entitled Release is premiering at Dartington Hall on Thursday, 24 to mark the launch of a new project to help ex-offenders, ahead of a national tour.
David Cameron is a lot of things, and an inspiration for playwrights isn’t the first thing that springs to mind, but the first in-house production for the autumn season at the Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter, has been inspired by the politician’s inelegant politicking when he announced ‘state multi-culturalism in the UK has failed’.
Feedback is one of the most important things for an artist to receive, now SCRATCH at Exeter’s Bike Shed Theatre is offering a work-in-progress event where the audience is invited to be a part of the action by providing feedback to every piece they see. From praise to criticism it doesn’t matter, as long as it is useful.
With the way the climate looks to be going, the Quixotic journey to find a tropical rain forest in Northumberland may not be so far fetched in the not-so-distant future, but that’s what the one man mini epic adventure story The Stations: Fourstones, aims to do in its tale of a voyage of discover – and hot from its hit run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
A new play from Howard Barker, Blok/Eko is getting its world premiere at the Exeter Northcott Theatre, and it comes from a unique partnership and Barker’s residence as Creative Fellow at Exeter University.