guest post: performance artist paula varjack on the joys of the Edinburgh Fringe

What can artists expect from the Edinburgh Festival? A beautiful city that triples in population for 3 weeks with artists from all over the world. An exciting marathon of culture. An overwhelming assault on the senses and endless demands for attention from hundreds of others. A brilliant time. An exhausting time. A crushing time. An […]

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24 hours until Latitude – a chat with our digital officer

After last week’s chat with Yomi Sode about Latitude, we decided to speak to a Latitude veteran closer to home: Bridget Minamore, our Digital Officer. Here are a few words from her about Latitude, loving theatre, and half loving living in a tent…  “This year will be my third at Latitude; I’ve been to the festival twice before. […]

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q&a with writer yomi sode on taking British African art to Latitude

tiata fahodzi: Tell the tiata fahodzi audience a bit about yourself: who are you? yomi sode: I’m a writer. While the ongoing discussions around spoken word vs poetry are as never ending as “plant-in” vs “plant-ain”, I’ll neatly bunch it up and say I thoroughly enjoy both the process of writing and performance. Also! 2017 […]

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charlene james and natalie ibu q&a with RADA

  The creative team behind bricks and pieces – award-winning writer Charlene James and tiata fahodzi Artistic Director Natalie Ibu – both joined RADA for #bricksqanda, a twitter question and answer session about about the new show.   RADA: Hi Charlene and Natalie. To start with, tell us what can audiences expect from bricks and pieces?charlene james: Geeks, grief, heroines and Lego.natalie ibu: bricks and pieces is a delicate, funny, […]

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guest post: actor david jonsson on his role in bricks and pieces

Rehearsals for bricks and pieces have been brilliant. It’s been a process of constant digging and leaving no stone unturned. We work 6-day weeks, and things are constantly changing. From the feel or journey of a scene, to Charlene giving us new drafts, re-writes and tweeks; we’re certainly all being kept on our toes! Our […]

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bricks and pieces

“Are black people often playing petty criminals? Are women always playing the love interest or talking about men? Are gay people always stereotyped? Are disabled people hardly ever seen?… …I don’t think of myself as just a ‘black actor’. I’m an actor, not a number” – Idris Elba, The House of Commons, January 2016. Working in collaboration […]

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