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Phoenix Dance Theatre — Windrush: Movement of the People

Phoenix Dance Theatre — Windrush: Movement of the People

6 April 2018

70 years after the Empire Windrush docked, marking the start of Caribbean migration to the UK, comes a new work from Phoenix’s artistic direc…

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Tara Arts announces  I'll Sat It Again! festival celebrating women’s suffrage

Tara Arts announces I'll Sat It Again! festival celebrating women’s suffrage

31 March 2018

“   One of South London’s most forward-thinking playhouses”Time Out on

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Free live-stream performance Mountains: The Dreams of Lily Kwok Thurs 10 May 2018 7.30pm

Free live-stream performance Mountains: The Dreams of Lily Kwok Thurs 10 May 2018 7.30pm

30 March 2018

Having trouble viewing the live stream? You can CLICK HERE to watch on YouTube. Watch on-line on your 'phone, laptop…

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HarperCollins' BAME traineeship programme opens for 2018

HarperCollins' BAME traineeship programme opens for 2018

29 March 2018

HarperCollins’ BAME traineeship has opened for the 2018 intake. The scheme was introduced in 2016 to tackle black, Asian and minority ethnic …

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Recruiting: Tamasha Theatre

Recruiting: Tamasha Theatre

17 March 2018

Tamasha Theatre is recruting.for three opportunities

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Looking for an alternative venue to perform in, contact Small Beer Brew Co.in south London

Looking for an alternative venue to perform in, contact Small Beer Brew Co.in south London

12 March 2018

Are you looking for a funky and alternative new venue to perform in? The events team for a brewery and community space in South Bemondsey, London c…

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Book for the emanate showcase, Oxford

Book for the emanate showcase, Oxford

5 March 2018

emanate is supported by Arts Council England and by OTM with further support from Oxford City Council Culture Fund. It is…

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Register your venue now for 2018 Fun Palaces

Register your venue now for 2018 Fun Palaces

1 March 2018

The sign-ups for Fun Palaces 2018 is now open. Click here to register yo…

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STREETWISE OPERA IS SEEKING TRUSTEES

STREETWISE OPERA IS SEEKING TRUSTEES

28 February 2018

Streetwise Opera is an award-winning charity that uses music to help people make positive changes in their lives. Working with people who have experienc…

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SIGHT/UNSEEN DRAMA CONFERENCE

SIGHT/UNSEEN DRAMA CONFERENCE

28 February 2018

Aurora Metro with Tara Arts and Goldsmiths University of London presents the SIGHT/UNSEEN DRAMA CONFERENCE on Thurs 26…

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ISCRE wins grant for Black Theatre Live & HighRise theatre project to raise aspirations in Suffolk’s young offenders

ISCRE wins grant for Black Theatre Live & HighRise theatre project to raise aspirations in Suffolk’s young offenders

23 February 2018

Following our succesful tour of Big Foot by Joseph …

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Recruitment: Creative Producer, Spark Arts for Children

Recruitment: Creative Producer, Spark Arts for Children

14 February 2018

The Spark Arts for Children is looking for a Creative Producer The Spark …

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Black Theatre Live, Yellow Earth & Royal Exchange Theatre on tour together nationwide this spring

Black Theatre Live, Yellow Earth & Royal Exchange Theatre on tour together nationwide this spring

6 February 2018

Black Theatre Live, Yellow Earth and Royal Exchange Theatre present 

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Derby Theatre & In Good Company artists opportunities 2018

Derby Theatre & In Good Company artists opportunities 2018

6 February 2018

Derby Theatre and In Good Company artists opportunities Artist Bursaries

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Recruitment: Press & Marketing Assistant at Mobius

Recruitment: Press & Marketing Assistant at Mobius

6 February 2018

Mobius is looking for an enthusiastic person who lo…

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Geof Keys to leave Queen’s Hall Arts, Hexham

Geof Keys to leave Queen’s Hall Arts, Hexham

6 February 2018

After more than 20 years at the helm Geof Keys, Artistic Director of the

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Young Muslim Voices project has launched

Young Muslim Voices project has launched

31 January 2018

The Young Muslim Voices project has launched:  Stories written by young Muslims, told through live performances and online films by a diverse array of a…

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Yellow Earth Theatre secures HKETO sponsorship for national tour

Yellow Earth Theatre secures HKETO sponsorship for national tour

31 January 2018

Yellow Earth Theatre has secured a new sponsorship deal for the 2018 national tour with Black Theatre Live and the Royal Exchange, Manchester.

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Class & passion clash as The Young Ones’ Nigel Planer adapts classic French farce

Class & passion clash as The Young Ones’ Nigel Planer adapts classic French farce

20 January 2018

Tara Arts presents: The Game of Love and Chai …

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Call Out for artists to participate in the Brighton Festival 2018 caravan marketplace

Call Out for artists to participate in the Brighton Festival 2018 caravan marketplace

15 January 2018

caravan 2018 is a three-day showcase presenting the best new performance from England to a selection of international and national promoters and presenters, …

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National Rural Touring Forum & China Plate seek artists to perform New Directions 2018 showcase

National Rural Touring Forum & China Plate seek artists to perform New Directions 2018 showcase

11 January 2018

The Bi-annual rural touring showcase will return in June at Worcester University. Theatre and dance companies interested in introducing their work …

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Get Creative - register your events now for March 2018

Get Creative - register your events now for March 2018

9 January 2018

Get Creative 2018 is on Saturday 17th March until Sunday 25th March. You can upload details of your event on the brand new interacti…

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University of Bath call-out for short abstracts

University of Bath call-out for short abstracts

5 January 2018

Symposium: Founding a Community of Practice for Sensing Culture Through Inclusive Capital Monday 26th – Tuesday 27th March 2…

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Apply to run Flo Theatre Masterclasses

Apply to run Flo Theatre Masterclasses

4 January 2018

In February Flo Theatre Company in Cardiff is embarking on a development prog…

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Brave New Word call-out for applications Utopia / Dystopia

Brave New Word call-out for applications Utopia / Dystopia

2 January 2018

UTOPIA//DYSTOPIA VISIONS OF A NOT SO DISTANT FUTURE And indeed there will be time To wonder, “Do I dare?’ And &lsqu…

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Recruiting: Company Stage Manager (touring), Tara Arts

Recruiting: Company Stage Manager (touring), Tara Arts

28 December 2017

Tara Arts is recruiting an experienced Company Stage Manager (touring) for upcoming national tour of

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Recruitment Heritage & Arts Education Manager

Recruitment Heritage & Arts Education Manager

12 December 2017

Christ Church Clapham is looking for a freelance education and learning specialist, to design and deliver an exciting 18 months programme of heritage, arts a…

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Apply: New Diorama Theatre's Artist Development Programme 2018-19 for emerging & mid-career theatre companies

Apply: New Diorama Theatre's Artist Development Programme 2018-19 for emerging & mid-career theatre companies

12 December 2017

New Diorama Theatre's Artist Development Programme 2018/19 for emerging and mid-career theatre groups. The Edinburgh Festival Fr…

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Casting: Clumsy Bodies

Casting: Clumsy Bodies

11 December 2017

Clumsy Bodies is a trans, disabled-led theatre company returning with an original play based on interviews conducted with transgender and gender non-conformi…

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Pleasance open now for 2018 Edinburgh Festival applications

Pleasance open now for 2018 Edinburgh Festival applications

7 December 2017

Are you considering taking a show the Edinburgh Fringe next summer? Submissions for the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Programme at the Pleasance are…

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Young actress Scherrikar Bell tells her story

Young actress Scherrikar Bell tells her story

30 November 2017

Young actress Scherrikar Bell tells her story from film-fan to acting work via teaching and cheerleading. I have been obsessed with movies since ch…

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Recruitment: Project & Partnership Director

Recruitment: Project & Partnership Director

28 November 2017

Arts for Action is seeking an exceptional individual to support organisational growth, partnerships and project management. This is initially a part tim…

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Black Theatre Live announce Mountains: The Dreams of Lily Kwok as 2018 tour

Black Theatre Live announce Mountains: The Dreams of Lily Kwok as 2018 tour

17 November 2017

A co-production with Yellow Earth Theatre …

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Brolly Production casting  Bombay Noir

Brolly Production casting Bombay Noir

13 November 2017

Brolly are currently developing a new play 'Bombay Noir'  in partnership with Theatre Royal Stratford East and are looking for an actor for the …

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 I Created A Theatre Show To Stamp Out The Stereotypes Of A Young Black Man

I Created A Theatre Show To Stamp Out The Stereotypes Of A Young Black Man

10 November 2017

Joseph Barnes-Philips of Big Foot article on his experience of to…

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Recruitment Liverpool Playhouse & Everyman

Recruitment Liverpool Playhouse & Everyman

7 November 2017

Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse is a local artistic force with national significance and an international reputation. Our mission is to produce br…

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Yellow Earth Theatre's Typhoon 2017

Yellow Earth Theatre's Typhoon 2017

6 November 2017

TYPHOON 2017 is an international play reading festival 22-26 November Blackmail, birthdays and bear…

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Recruiting Tara Arts Head of Finance

Recruiting Tara Arts Head of Finance

6 November 2017

Tara Arts is recruiting for a Head of Finance. This is a p…

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Complicité - Open Workshops autumn 2017

Complicité - Open Workshops autumn 2017

1 November 2017

Mon 27 Nov - Fri1 Dec 2017 Rosa Room, ND2, 1 Triton Square, London, NW1 3HG The Puppet, the Ensemble and Me led by Josie Daxter, 1000 – …

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Recruitment: chair of the board for Maya Productions

Recruitment: chair of the board for Maya Productions

1 November 2017

Maya Productions are looking for someone to lead our board of t…

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State of Theatre Access Report 2017

State of Theatre Access Report 2017

1 November 2017

In 2016, VocalEyes published the State of Mus…

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Orange Juice reading at Pleasance, London

Orange Juice reading at Pleasance, London

31 October 2017

Orange Juice by Karim Khan receives staged reading at Pleasanxe Theatre, London. 2nd December at 7.30pm.…

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Cambridge Junction Artists Commission

Cambridge Junction Artists Commission

26 October 2017

The Stobbs New Ideas Fund supports artists to develop new performance at Cambridge Junction. Stobbs is a Cambridge-based law firm specialising in i…

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Congratulations to Tara Arts & AIK Productions winners at the Asian Media Awards 2017

Congratulations to Tara Arts & AIK Productions winners at the Asian Media Awards 2017

26 October 2017

Huge congratulations to Tara Arts and

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Wandsworth Arts Fringe 2018

Wandsworth Arts Fringe 2018

24 October 2017

The Doors Are Open! Apply now for 4 – 20 May 2018 As it approaches its tenth year, Wandsworth Council’s Wandsworth Arts Fringe (WAF) ha…

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The Contact Manchester - Diverse Actions Commission

The Contact Manchester - Diverse Actions Commission

24 October 2017

The Contact Diverse Actions Commission offers the opportunity for an exciting, engaging and radical BAME live artist or performance maker to create a new sol…

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Big Foot livestream on catch-up until Wed 1 Nov '17

Big Foot livestream on catch-up until Wed 1 Nov '17

23 October 2017

Black Theatre Live's BIG FOOT. Filmed by our digital par…

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Kali Theatre 2017 Talkback Season at Tristan Bates Theatre

Kali Theatre 2017 Talkback Season at Tristan Bates Theatre

23 October 2017

New season dates for your diary This October come and joins

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Talawa Theatre announce UK's 1st all-black Guys and Dolls

Talawa Theatre announce UK's 1st all-black Guys and Dolls

20 October 2017

2 December 2017 – 27 January 2018   A

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Event Registrations for Brighton Fringe 2018 are now open

Event Registrations for Brighton Fringe 2018 are now open

13 October 2017

Event Registrations for Brighton Fringe 2018 are now open. ​ The Brighton Fringe is a completely open access festival, which means no artist…

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Big Imaginations Festival - book now

Big Imaginations Festival - book now

10 October 2017

#BIGimaginationsFest!  Indus…

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Yellow Earth Academy 2017 short films

Yellow Earth Academy 2017 short films

10 October 2017

Check out the terrific Yellow Earth A…

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Belgrade Theatre Coventry Stage Fifth New Black Showcase

Belgrade Theatre Coventry Stage Fifth New Black Showcase

9 October 2017

The Belgrade Theatre is preparing to present its fifth New Black Showcase, giving audiences a chance to hear stories from the most exciting new writers from …

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Eclipse Theatre - 4 Commissions Announced - apply

Eclipse Theatre - 4 Commissions Announced - apply

4 October 2017

Four Commissions Announced -from Eclipse Theatre  Apply Here! Ta…

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Apply Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award

Apply Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award

25 September 2017

The Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award are currently seeking submissions from experimental artists engaged in bold, challenging and innovative perform…

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Asian Media Awards 2017 Nominations

Asian Media Awards 2017 Nominations

25 September 2017

​Check out the final arts and entertainment nominees from across the media and creative industries for the

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The Stage exclusive reports: ‘Woeful’ lack of diversity revealed among drama school teachers

The Stage exclusive reports: ‘Woeful’ lack of diversity revealed among drama school teachers

14 September 2017

Only 6% of teachers at the UK’s leading drama schools come from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, research by The Stage has revealed. …

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Empty Space Peter Brook Awards announce 2017 nominees

Empty Space Peter Brook Awards announce 2017 nominees

13 September 2017

This year's nominees have been announced for the Empty Space Peter Brook Awards. Among the 2017 nominees for the main award are the Hope Mill T…

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Six new artistic directors to lead Bush Theatre & Battersea Arts Centre: Up Next

Six new artistic directors to lead Bush Theatre & Battersea Arts Centre: Up Next

7 September 2017

Congratulations to the six new Artisitc Directors selected or the Up Next programme. Artistic Directors of the Future has launched a new programme …

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Great News - Hamlet nominated for Alfred Fagon Prize 2017

Great News - Hamlet nominated for Alfred Fagon Prize 2017

1 September 2017

We are delighted to announce that the 2016 national tour from the Black Theatre Live consortium in association with Watfor…

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Black Theatre Live announce next national tour, Big Foot

Black Theatre Live announce next national tour, Big Foot

27 July 2017

MOBIUS. PRESS RELEASE Black Theatre Live and Stratford Circus Arts Centre present

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Congratulations to BAME organisations securing ACE National Portfolio status

Congratulations to BAME organisations securing ACE National Portfolio status

27 June 2017

Many congratulations to all the fabulous Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic companies to have secured National Portfolio Organisation funding status from …

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'Artists are surgeons of the soul

'Artists are surgeons of the soul" Jatinder Verma

22 May 2017

Tara Arts artistic director Jatinder Verma took home the top p…

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Huge drop in Asian theatre audiences ‘extremely worrying' The Stage reports

Huge drop in Asian theatre audiences ‘extremely worrying' The Stage reports

17 May 2017

Asian theatremakers have warned that a “severe lack of representation” on stage is resulting in Asian audiences abandoning the arts.…

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Eastern Eye Arts, Culture & Theatre Awards 2017

Eastern Eye Arts, Culture & Theatre Awards 2017

17 May 2017

The finalists have been announced for the 2017 Eastern Eye: Arts, Culture and Theatre Awards. Huge congratulations to

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East 15 heads diversity league table of top drama schools

East 15 heads diversity league table of top drama schools

4 May 2017

• On average, 17% of students at UK drama schools are BAME • East 15 leads schools with a third of students from BAME backgrounds &bu…

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Andrew Lloyd Webber pumps £100k into BAME training schemes

Andrew Lloyd Webber pumps £100k into BAME training schemes

18 April 2017

More than £100,000 has been awarded to black, Asian and minority ethnic trainee schemes by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation to address the “hid…

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The Stage feature - Black Theatre Live has one aim – to tour nationwide

The Stage feature - Black Theatre Live has one aim – to tour nationwide

30 March 2017

How to solve the problem of touring is a question the theatre sector has been grappling with for years. One initiative is looking at that problem from a very…

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Yasmeen Khan: The fringe should be the pilot light for diversity in mainstream theatre

Yasmeen Khan: The fringe should be the pilot light for diversity in mainstream theatre

22 March 2017

Yasmeen Khan currently hosts weekly shows on both Talkradio and BBC Three Counties Radio, where she often talks about theatre. She is the creator and…

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Greenwich Theatre's Artistic Director, James Haddrell on BAME casting & touring

Greenwich Theatre's Artistic Director, James Haddrell on BAME casting & touring

18 March 2017

Greenwich Theatre boss on getting more lead roles for performers from black, Asian and minority ethnic groups. Originally featured in

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Julie's Bicycle Environmentally Sustainable Theatres & Culture

Julie's Bicycle Environmentally Sustainable Theatres & Culture

9 March 2017

Building Culture Key presentations from Building Culture, Julie's Bicycle's one day event at mac birmingham exploring environment…

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Pravesh Kumar: Radical change is needed at the top for true diversity, The Stage article

Pravesh Kumar: Radical change is needed at the top for true diversity, The Stage article

2 March 2017

One of the things I love about theatre is that it isn’t a solitary activity. It can happen only when a group of people with a range of skills work toge…

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Black Theatre Live commission to be developed at Stratford Circus Arts Centre

Black Theatre Live commission to be developed at Stratford Circus Arts Centre

25 February 2017

Big news! After seed commission support from Black Theatre Live and

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TARA THEATRE DELIGHTED TO RECIEVE THE STAGE 2017 SUSTAINABILITY AWARD

TARA THEATRE DELIGHTED TO RECIEVE THE STAGE 2017 SUSTAINABILITY AWARD

31 January 2017

Lead Black Theatre Live partner were delighted to be awarded The Stage 2017 inaugural Sustainability Award for their new theatre this month. …

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The Audience Agency - Show Stats for touring companies

The Audience Agency - Show Stats for touring companies

31 January 2017

Read Penny Mills of the Audience Agency's article on Show Stats from

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Yellow Earth launches a new two year Professional Writers’ Programme

Yellow Earth launches a new two year Professional Writers’ Programme

17 January 2017

Yellow Earth launches a new two year Professional Writers’ Programme for writers of East Asian* descent led by Caroline Jester  Four ear…

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Tara Arts Artistic Director Jatinder Verma awarded MBE in 2017 New Year Honours list

Tara Arts Artistic Director Jatinder Verma awarded MBE in 2017 New Year Honours list

31 December 2016

We are really delighted Black Theatre Live partner Tara Arts' Artistic Director Jatinder Verma has been awarded an MBE in

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Diversity in the Arts: What Needs to Change?

Diversity in the Arts: What Needs to Change?

24 June 2016

This short Pulse survey from

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The Diary of a Hounslow Girl on Woman's Hour

The Diary of a Hounslow Girl on Woman's Hour

5 May 2016

You can listen again to Ambreen Razia, the writer and performer of our latest tour,

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A thirst for diversity - Black Theatre Live in Arts Professional

A thirst for diversity - Black Theatre Live in Arts Professional

24 March 2016

Click HERE to read the …

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Idris Elba On Diversity - Full Speech

Idris Elba On Diversity - Full Speech

21 January 2016

' ... The Britain I come from is the most successful, diverse, multicultural country on earth. But here’s my point: you wouldn’t know…

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Channel 4 News - Diversity on Stage & Screen

Channel 4 News - Diversity on Stage & Screen

19 January 2016

Did you catch Idris Elba and Artistic Director of Tara Arts, Jatinder Verma talking about diversity on stage and screen last night on Channel 4 News?

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'British Black & Asian Shakespeare Performance Database'

'British Black & Asian Shakespeare Performance Database'

3 December 2015

This unique new research from The University Of Warwick documents nearly 1200 productions of Shakespeare since 1930.  Dr Jami Rogers, Res…

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What Happened to Social Mobility & the Arts?

What Happened to Social Mobility & the Arts?

24 November 2015

Compelling report from Create London & The Guardian on employment, social mobility and demography in the arts. See the 

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Making an Entrance - Asian Theatre in Britain - BBC Radio 3 - Sun 22 Nov

Making an Entrance - Asian Theatre in Britain - BBC Radio 3 - Sun 22 Nov

20 November 2015

Sarfraz Manzoor charts the history of Asian theatre in Britain, a tale which ranges from The Bayaderes, 'Priestesses of Pondicherry' - temple dancers…

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BBC Arts feature: Colour-blind casting

BBC Arts feature: Colour-blind casting

29 April 2015

Colour-blind casting: The untold history of Black and Asian Shakespeare The history of colour-blind or non-traditional ca…

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NRTF call out for New Directions Showcase 2018

NRTF call out for New Directions Showcase 2018

10 January 2018

The National Rural Touring Forum call out to artists for New Directions Showcase …

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