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INSIDE | Theatre Absolute Launch Coventry’s Shop Front Theatre Festival

After Coventry’s successful bid for the City of Culture in 2021, the city are thriving with their innovative and creative arts scene. This March, Theatre Absolute are presenting the UK’s first Shop Front Theatre Festival UK’s featuring some of the most exciting new and established theatre makers and performers. I spoke to Artistic Director of Theatre Absolute,…

INSIDE | Birmingham 2022 Handover Announces First City-based Artists

INSIDE | Birmingham 2022 Handover Announces First City-based Artists and want YOU to get Involved!

Film maker Daniel Alexander, rapper Lady Sanity and choreographer Rosie Kay are the first artists to be announced taking part in Birmingham’s handover ceremony performed live at the Carrara Stadium, Gold Coast, Australia. With a global televised audience of one billion people, Birmingham rapper Lady Sanity will be heading out to Australia to perform, Rosie…

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INSIDE | Dance Consortium bring high-quality International Contemporary Dance to the Regions

It’s rare to find high-quality, international contemporary dance outside of the London circuit, but Dance Consortium are a company that succeeds in bringing fresh contemporary dance to stages across the United Kingdom. Having been around for eighteen years, Dance Consortium have been touring international dance companies across the country. Ros Robins, executive director of the…

Gender equality in theatre Amy Stutz

INSIDE | Victoria Sadler Highlights the Lack of Female Playwrights & Gender Equality in the Arts Industry

Last year, 80 plays opened across the top London theatres; The Royal Court, National Theatre, Young Vic, Donmar Warehouse, Almeida Theatre and the Old Vic. Of those 80 new plays that opened, only 26.25% were written by women. The percentage itself doesn’t even reflect the industry as it is boosted by The Royal Court where…