Spill Appetite Stoke

A Taste of the Future

July 19th, 2014 by

Beccy Smith reflects on Stoke’s Appetite programme and the challenge of valuing the arts July 2014 has been a month about money. The first day of the month saw the announcement by Arts Council England of their national portfolio organisations for 2015 – 2018, unleashing a flurry of discussion on social media and national newspaper […]

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Joan Catala, Le Pelat | GIDF 2014

You Are My Sunshine – GIDF 2014

July 14th, 2014 by

  Greenwich+Docklands International Festival (GDIF), founded in 1996, is now a well-established date on the UK outdoor arts calendar – the former Greenwich Festival developed, over the past eighteen years, into the cross-river cross-artform GDIF by artistic director Bradley Hemmings. The festival comprises numerous elements: the main programme presentation of large-scale national and international outdoor […]

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I Am A Camera

June 27th, 2014 by

Cinematography is a precise and demanding business. Juggling angling, light and shadow, the right lens, the challenge of a smooth pan or unforgiving close up. As a theatre maker, such preoccupations feel fussy: I’m interested in the freedom of the live moment, immediacy and mess! So it has been provocative and mind-expanding as both artist […]

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Fly Me To The Moon: Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2014

May 26th, 2014 by

Norwich ahoy! Tagged as ‘one of the UK’s big four’ festivals, Norfolk & Norwich (NNF) is also one the country’s oldest, if not the oldest, arts festival – it can trace its roots back to 1772, don’t you know! This year’s programme at NNF is a little depleted, compared to some recent years, it must […]

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Mirror, Mirror on the World: A Bouffon Seduction in Catalonia

May 24th, 2014 by

It is Maundy Thursday, the eve of the holiest day of the year in the Christian calendar (Good Friday). Here in the ancient Roman town of Vic in Catalonia, a procession is taking place. Processions of penitents are the norm across Spain in Holy Week. Wearing face-concealing black or purple pointy hats, dressed as centurions, […]

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