running away with the circus…

We recently caught up with David Carr, our Box Office Manager, who earlier this year spent a month working in France with a French circus company, Cheptel Aleikoum – their name simply translated to ‘welcome to the big top’. The work that David did was organised through PASS – a three year collaboration with eight French and English creation centres designed to support the development and touring of new contemporary circus funded through the Interreg programme.

David Carr
Credit: James Millar

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catching up with young theatre makers…

In October last year, we awarded grants to a selection of young people through our ‘no strings attached’ scheme enabling them to make their first piece of theatre. We thought you might be interested to hear what they have been up to in the months after meeting with the panel and receiving their awards.

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theatre farm retreat

Are you an emerging theatre practitioner / company who wants to develop a new project for children or young people? Do you live in the South East or East of England? If so, read on…

The Theatre Farm Research and Development Retreat, set up by Sam Worboys of Worboys Productions, is a fantastic opportunity for emerging theatre practitioners in the South East and East of England, who want to develop a piece of theatre for children or young people. The Retreat, set in the beautiful Suffolk countryside, offers free barn studio spaces, tent bunkhouse accommodation and travel expenses, for a 12 day creative residency for up to 12 artists (2-3 separate projects).

During the Retreat, there will be time for artists to work on projects as well as opportunities for group discussions, sharings of work and one to one sessions with experienced consultants in various fields of the industry (writer, designer, marketeer, composer, dramaturg and producer). At the end of the Retreat, participants will have the opportunity to present their work informally at a professional venue – Cambridge Junction – to raise awareness of and promote their work to invited industry professionals. The key aim of the Retreat is to ‘support’ the development of work, so artists will maintain control over their creative output.

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