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Being a theatre company for Britain today and the Britain of tomorrow means that it’s important to us to stay plugged into the conversations that are preoccupying the diaspora. We love scrolling through our timelines and reading what Black British people have to say about barbershops, transmisogyny, music festivals and everything in between. Black Brits are taking […]

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natalie ibu’s speech at the launch of the artistic director leadership programme

Yesterday tiata fahodzi launched the Artistic Director Leadership Programme – a two-year training programme for future theatre leaders, delivered by 20 Stories High, Freedom Studios, Talawa Theatre Company and tiata fahodzi, supported by the Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme (RTYDS) and Independent Theatre Council (ITC) – with a speech from AD Natalie Ibu. Read on to see what she had to say to 30 of the leaders […]

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guest blog: anastasia’s first week

It’s Anastasia’s first week as Trainee Artistic Director at tiata fahodzi and she reflects on her jam-packed week – from assisting on shows to attending other shows for the company, it’s been a thrilling experience already – and it’s only just begun.  “A whirlwind of information, a new bubbly arty environment, a lovely step up into […]

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guest blog: Black Artists Are Bossing Edinburgh Fringe and Nobody Should Be Surprised About It – We Told You So / Tobi Kyeremateng

“So, Black artists can make great work, get great reviews and sell out shows. Who knew?!   Yes, it is yet another ‘Edinburgh-Festival-Fringe-sucks-at-diversity-for-yet-another-year-and-to-be-honest-it’s-just-getting-really-ridiculous-now-but-also-y’all-need-to-hear-a-few-home-truths.docx’ article, but before we get into all that, I’m going to start on a C-major chord.   This is my fourth year at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and I have to say, […]

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guest blog: #FirstTimeISawMe / dushant patel

“This Wednesday, the hashtag #FirstTimeISawMe was doing the rounds on Twitter and it set the tf team abuzz with thoughts. #FirstTimeISawMe is a campaign by Netflix to get people talking about the first time they saw characters they identified with. It exploded on Twitter – a quick search for the hashtag shows an overwhelming majority of […]

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#tfhq’s edinburgh fringe picks

In just two weeks, the mixed brain team will touch down in Edinburgh for our Fringe debut. Celebrating its 70th birthday, the Ed Fringe is where it’s at for new work from across the world. Eager to hit those cobbled streets, we’ve been having a scroll through the programme. You know we’ve got big love for artists of […]

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guest blog: dushant’s first week

I’m at the end of my first week at tiata fahodzi and despite the weather, it’s been a fresh start after finishing my BA in Drama at Queen Mary, University of London just last month. I’ve already seen so much of Watford – from walking in and around the town centre (where we had a […]

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guest blog: stewart’s call to action

A letter from our trustee Stewart… ‘Hello. My name’s Stewart and I am proud to co-chair the board of tiata fahodzi.  I was incredibly moved and honoured to be invited to join the board. tiata fahodzi has a very special place in my affections. For I owe the company a deep and unpayable debt of gratitude. Many (too many) years ago […]

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