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Arts festival created by disabled people held at Southbank Centre

A festival showcasing theatre, dance, comedy and more, created by disabled people is being held online by the Southbank Centre. Unlimited Festival runs until January 17 and includes 33 events that celebrate the artistic vision of disabled people.

   

Churchill Theatre brings festive shows to kids schools and online

A theatre has been forced to think of creative ways to bring their productions to young people. Churchill Theatre in Bromley usually puts on a festive production for kids each year in their studio.

  

James Haddrell takes a look back at 2020 and the affect had on the performing arts

This time last year I was writing a column listing my highlights for 2020, from big West End shows to fringe shows full of exciting potential, mapping out a year of theatregoing. Little could I know that theatres would end up closed for most of the year.

  

Comedy Club 4 Kids at Greenwich Theatre

“A highlight for children… giving them a taste of some of the biggest names in comedy with the fun, rowdy feel of a real comedy club” The Guardian

  

The Royal College of Art mentors Wandsworth artists

The Royal College of Art has teamed up with a town hall to offer mentoring support to three emerging artists and makers in Wandsworth aged 16 to 25.

  

Stuff the ‘new normal’ – we want proper normal back, and it can’t come too soon

As well as testing the very outer limits of the NHS, bringing the country to a standstill and perhaps unexpectedly leading to an explosion in the domestic production of banana bread, the pandemic has also brought changes to our vocabulary.

  

James Haddrell: The new normal in theatre

With theatres closed once again due to Covid-19 it is easy for us as an industry to either desperately search for ways to continue what we were doing before, either online or maybe next month with socially distanced audiences, or just to cease operation until this is all over so that we can turn everything back on in 2021.

  

Lockdown can’t stop Greenwich Theatre putting on a performance

We may be back in lockdown but at Greenwich Theatre we remain determined to present some of the most exciting new work around, so the Government’s confirmation that we can work in the building on rehearsal and streamed performances was certainly a welcome one.

  

Croudfunding campaign starts for play about Grenfell Tower disaster

A playwright is staging a crowdfunding campaign to help put on a play which uses documents about the events leading up to the Grenfell Tower disaster, writes Julia Gregory.

  

How is the second lockdown going to affect our theatres?

As we enter a new national lockdown we are all approaching the weeks ahead with a much better understanding of what that is going to mean.

  

The Great Gatsby

It was with a mixture of excitement and trepidation that I went to the theatre for the first time in this new Covid world. What would it be like? How would I maintain social distance to other theatre-goers on the way to my seat?

  

Sleepless brings live entertainment back to the stage

There’s no doubt that live entertainment is one of the industries to have been hardest hit by the Coronavirus pandemic. However, an ambitious production of Sleepless at the Troubadour Theatre, demonstrated that it is possible for shows to return to the stage.

  

Getting up close and personal with historical figures

If there is one thing that the pandemic has made us challenge in the theatre industry, it’s the nature of theatre. What makes something theatre? A year ago the answer would inevitably have been something to do with a group of people coming together to watch or participate in an event, performed by another person or group of people.

  

Arts and cultural venues to receive Government survival funding

More than 100 arts and cultural venues will receive financial awards from the Government to help them survive during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport announced a £1.57billion Culture Recovery Fund and 111 South London venues will share around £20million of it.

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