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British Council India - Mix The City

British Council India - Mix The City

15 November 2018

Discover the sights and sounds of India through its music on Mix The City

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Applications are open for First Bite Festival 2019

Applications are open for First Bite Festival 2019

14 November 2018

The First Bite Festival is an eclectic mix of extracts and ideas from some of the region’s most exciting theatre makers. China Plate are look…

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Recruiting: Old Vic Theatre

Recruiting: Old Vic Theatre

14 November 2018

Deputy Head of Stage: We are looking for a Deputy Head of Stage who will have active involvement in the setting up of shows, fit-u…

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Black Ticket Project creating opportunities for young Black people to access theatre

Black Ticket Project creating opportunities for young Black people to access theatre

4 October 2018

THE STORY SO FAR In 2016, Inua Ellams' 'Barber Shop Chronicles' made its debut at the National Theatre - a compelling, explosive, …

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Apply now for 2019 British Council Edinburgh Festival Showcase

Apply now for 2019 British Council Edinburgh Festival Showcase

4 September 2018

The British Council is open for applications for artists on the small and mid-scale with exceptional new productions to apply to be part of the next Edinburg…

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TARA ARTS DEDICATES EASTERN STAR TO JAILED REPORTERS IN MYANMAR

TARA ARTS DEDICATES EASTERN STAR TO JAILED REPORTERS IN MYANMAR

3 September 2018

Tara Theatre in London, has dedicated a three week run of Eastern Star, a play about freedom of expression in Myanmar to the two Re…

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Lyn Gardner: Edinburgh Fringe 2018 has shown that if you put diversity on stage, audiences come

Lyn Gardner: Edinburgh Fringe 2018 has shown that if you put diversity on stage, audiences come

24 August 2018

“It’s time to free ourselves from the obsession with the perfectly formed, beautifully diverse audience,” declared Nicholas Hytner…

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BLACK THEATRE 2015-2018 EVALUATION REPORT

BLACK THEATRE 2015-2018 EVALUATION REPORT

19 July 2018

Download the Black Theatre …

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Shakespeare and the 'Live' Theatre Broadcast Experience - Black Theatre Live featured

Shakespeare and the 'Live' Theatre Broadcast Experience - Black Theatre Live featured

17 July 2018

We are delighted to have contributed to Dr Jami Rogers book for the chapter: Talawa and Black Theatre Live: 'Creating the Ira Aldridges That Are Reme…

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BBC Comedy announces second Felix Dexter Bursary for Ambreen Razia

BBC Comedy announces second Felix Dexter Bursary for Ambreen Razia

20 June 2018

Huge congratulations to Ambreen Razia from all of the Black Theatre Live touring consortium. BBC Comedy has announced its continued commitment…

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NEO Learning online platform for schools

NEO Learning online platform for schools

1 June 2018

Launching in autumn 2018 NEO Learning is a multi-functional platform that allows schools to search for, book and participate in live video s…

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Black Theatre Live new partnership with Digital Theatre+

Black Theatre Live new partnership with Digital Theatre+

29 May 2018

We are delighted to announce Black Theatre Live has partnered up with 

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Tina - The Tina Turner Musical in London

Tina - The Tina Turner Musical in London

7 May 2018

Tina in London's West End at the Aldwych Theatre run extended to February 2019. "A RAW MUSICAL TRIUMPH" The Ti…

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Hamilton at Victoria Palace Theatre

Hamilton at Victoria Palace Theatre

7 May 2018

HAMILTON is the story of America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-ha…

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National Diversity Awards 2018

National Diversity Awards 2018

3 May 2018

The National Diversity Awards – a prestigious black tie event, which celebrates the excellent achievements of grass- root communities that tackle the i…

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Nomination is open for the 2018 Asian Media Awards

Nomination is open for the 2018 Asian Media Awards

25 April 2018

The nomination process for the prestigious 2018 Asian Media Awards is now open.

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ISCRE wins grant for Black Theatre Live & HighRise theatre project to raise aspirations in Suffolk’s young offenders

ISCRE wins grant for Black Theatre Live & HighRise theatre project to raise aspirations in Suffolk’s young offenders

23 February 2018

Following our succesful tour of Big Foot by Joseph …

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Young Muslim Voices project has launched

Young Muslim Voices project has launched

31 January 2018

The Young Muslim Voices project has launched:  Stories written by young Muslims, told through live performances and online films by a diverse array of a…

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Class & passion clash as The Young Ones’ Nigel Planer adapts classic French farce

Class & passion clash as The Young Ones’ Nigel Planer adapts classic French farce

20 January 2018

Tara Arts presents: The Game of Love and Chai …

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State of Theatre Access Report 2017

State of Theatre Access Report 2017

1 November 2017

In 2016, VocalEyes published the State of Mus…

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Congratulations to Tara Arts & AIK Productions winners at the Asian Media Awards 2017

Congratulations to Tara Arts & AIK Productions winners at the Asian Media Awards 2017

26 October 2017

Huge congratulations to Tara Arts and

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Empty Space Peter Brook Awards announce 2017 nominees

Empty Space Peter Brook Awards announce 2017 nominees

13 September 2017

This year's nominees have been announced for the Empty Space Peter Brook Awards. Among the 2017 nominees for the main award are the Hope Mill T…

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Great News - Hamlet nominated for Alfred Fagon Prize 2017

Great News - Hamlet nominated for Alfred Fagon Prize 2017

1 September 2017

We are delighted to announce that the 2016 national tour from the Black Theatre Live consortium in association with Watfor…

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'Artists are surgeons of the soul

'Artists are surgeons of the soul

22 May 2017

Tara Arts artistic director Jatinder Verma took home the top p…

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Huge drop in Asian theatre audiences ‘extremely worrying' The Stage reports

Huge drop in Asian theatre audiences ‘extremely worrying' The Stage reports

17 May 2017

Asian theatremakers have warned that a “severe lack of representation” on stage is resulting in Asian audiences abandoning the arts.…

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The Stage feature - Black Theatre Live has one aim – to tour nationwide

The Stage feature - Black Theatre Live has one aim – to tour nationwide

30 March 2017

How to solve the problem of touring is a question the theatre sector has been grappling with for years. One initiative is looking at that problem from a very…

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Greenwich Theatre's Artistic Director, James Haddrell on BAME casting & touring

Greenwich Theatre's Artistic Director, James Haddrell on BAME casting & touring

18 March 2017

Greenwich Theatre boss on getting more lead roles for performers from black, Asian and minority ethnic groups. Originally featured in

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TARA THEATRE DELIGHTED TO RECIEVE THE STAGE 2017 SUSTAINABILITY AWARD

TARA THEATRE DELIGHTED TO RECIEVE THE STAGE 2017 SUSTAINABILITY AWARD

31 January 2017

Lead Black Theatre Live partner were delighted to be awarded The Stage 2017 inaugural Sustainability Award for their new theatre this month. …

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The Audience Agency - Show Stats for touring companies

The Audience Agency - Show Stats for touring companies

31 January 2017

Read Penny Mills of the Audience Agency's article on Show Stats from

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Tara Arts Artistic Director Jatinder Verma awarded MBE in 2017 New Year Honours list

Tara Arts Artistic Director Jatinder Verma awarded MBE in 2017 New Year Honours list

31 December 2016

We are really delighted Black Theatre Live partner Tara Arts' Artistic Director Jatinder Verma has been awarded an MBE in

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A thirst for diversity - Black Theatre Live in Arts Professional

A thirst for diversity - Black Theatre Live in Arts Professional

24 March 2016

Click HERE to read the …

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'British Black & Asian Shakespeare Performance Database'

'British Black & Asian Shakespeare Performance Database'

3 December 2015

This unique new research from The University Of Warwick documents nearly 1200 productions of Shakespeare since 1930.  Dr Jami Rogers, Res…

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Making an Entrance - Asian Theatre in Britain - BBC Radio 3 - Sun 22 Nov

Making an Entrance - Asian Theatre in Britain - BBC Radio 3 - Sun 22 Nov

20 November 2015

Sarfraz Manzoor charts the history of Asian theatre in Britain, a tale which ranges from The Bayaderes, 'Priestesses of Pondicherry' - temple dancers…

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BBC Arts feature: Colour-blind casting

BBC Arts feature: Colour-blind casting

29 April 2015

Colour-blind casting: The untold history of Black and Asian Shakespeare The history of colour-blind or non-traditional ca…

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