Writings

For Folk’s Sake

July 4th, 2022 by

Lorna Rees muses on contemporary folk performance – from And Now’s Wayfaring to Lucy Wright’s Radical Landscapes, via Apple Wassailing, Gothic Morris Dancing, and The Wicker Man I have had quite a history with ‘folk’ without realising it. I strongly identify as being from the South-West of England. I’m part of its culture and it […]

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These Things Are Important

June 16th, 2022 by

Post-pandemic and looking back: performance artist and sound-maker FK Alexander reflects on what matters most in her work Five years ago, I spent a week – awake and asleep – in one small exhibition space, in a gallery in Glasgow. I titled the performance-installation: I CANNOT COPE WITH THE FUTURE. The seven-day thing wasn’t particularly […]

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A man wearing a grey tshirt is on the floor in front of a wheelchair. A woman in a red jacket sits on a chair and hugs a leather bag into her chest. They are both looking at each other.

Access All Areas

June 9th, 2022 by

Circus-theatre artist Ruby Burgess shares some thoughts on the topic of access in performance I want to start off with a disclaimer, because I am not an expert on accessibility in performance work. There are some actual experts who you can hire for their help and consultation. This piece is just intended to provoke some […]

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The Healing Power of Circus

June 9th, 2022 by

Jonathan Irakiza from Rwanda in East Africa tells us of his extraordinary journey, rising from childhood poverty and deprivation to a brave new life performing professionally with Rwandan Acrobats, teaching, and running his own social circus company, the Young Circus Performers Company Let me introduce myself. I’m Jonathan Irakiza, an artist, circus performer and trainer, […]

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Radical Self: Theatre Outside Binaries

June 8th, 2022 by

From Radical Self Love to Intersectionality via the Wheel of Consent – artist Rowan Prescott Hedley shows us their path to a theatre that is beyond binaries  I’m sat on a slightly-too-upright stacking hotel chair, a bit too warm and in a stuffy room that’s not quite large enough for the number of people in […]

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