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Posts Tagged ‘theatre’

Hedgespoken Travelling Theatre & Storytelling Project on Indiegogo

Artist Rima Staines and poet Tom Hirons have dreamed up a wonderful plan to convert an old Bedford lorry into a travelling theatre and storytelling vehicle for the imagination... find out more below.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Hedgespoken is a vehicle for the imagination: a travelling off-grid theatre, storytelling project and home created on the chassis of an old Bedford lorry by artist Rima Staines and poet Tom Hirons. It's an ambitious and wondrous plan, from two amazing people who want to share a more authentic way of life with as many people as possible.

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Hedgespoken is very much a partnership, when did you first meet and how did you chance across the idea so early in your relationship?
R: ​We met four and a half years ago in a Dartmoor wood, our paths having crossed via a Lithuanian folktale​, a drawing, two poems and a very long journey. In that wood our creative selves immediately began the dance that they have continued to do these following years, and imagined into being a phantasmagoria of liminal… read more

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Review: The Devil and Mister Punch by Improbable at the Barbican

A delightful Vaudeville inspired piece of theatre: featuring a host of fabulous characters surrounding the well known tale of Punch and Judy, including Messrs Harvey and Hovey.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The Devil and Mister Punch by Jane Mcguinness. Following hot on the heels of some great puppetry at the London International Mime Festival, the Barbican is hosting the new show, […]

You Me Bum Bum Train in New Oxford Street, December / January 2011-2012: Review

The You Me Bum Bum Train experience is like no other.... here's my lowdown on what to expect from this intriguing participatory theatrical experience... plus news of how to get yourself a ticket for the extended run.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Writing about You Me Bum Bum Train is hard work: for understandable reasons visitors, and especially pesky reviewers such as myself (a necessary but somewhat unruly mob) are asked very […]

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London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Ann-Sofie Back | Atelje

Inspired by "God, spaghetti and delusions,"Anne-Sofie Back presented her garments of 'holy aesthetic' on the catwalk at Somerset House, on Friday 16th of September. A collection for the cool, sophisticated, discerning woman.

Written by Akeela Bhattay

Ann-Sofie Back | BACK S/S 2012 illustrated by Dee Andrews It’s 7 pm on the first day of London Fashion Week and the rapid advent of my first catwalk show […]

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Music Album and Artist Review: Rebekka Karijord

Nordic/Swedish Rebekka Karijord has released her third album; The Noble Art Of Letting Go, recorded in the woods and city of Stockholm.

Written by Helen Martin

Illustration by Karolina Burdon When you have the radio on all the time, it’s inevitable that you will discover new things. I discovered Rebekka Karijord when I was baking a […]

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The Irrepressibles and Gabby Young & Other Animals, Live Review at the Barbican

A riotously theatrical show in London by these two creative and dramatic acts

Written by Helen Martin

Illustration by Kayleigh Bluck She strutted on stage, knees rising high and her umbrella twiddling like a fairy’s shield.I wanted to take in the art work that was Gabby Young. […]

Du Goudron et des Plumes: Barbican London International Mime Festival 2011 Review

Du Goudron et des Plumes is produced by Lyon based Companie MPTA in collaboration with circus maestro Mathurin Bolze. It runs from 26th - 29th January 2011 at the Barbican as part of the Bite programme and the Mime Festival.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Du Goudron et des Plumes by Gemma Smith. Du Goudron et des Plumes by Compagnie MPTA with Mathurin Bolze started with a swinging platform lowered slowly over the heads of […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Presentation Review: Rachel Freire

Fashion week always brings the unexpected, and this was the case with Rachel Freire's unusual presentation in collaboration with The Irrepressibles…

Written by Naomi Law

Illustration by Jaymie O’Callaghan As I was leaving the Orschel-Read show at Fashion Scout last week, I was planning to rush out of the Freemasons’ Hall and dash off to […]

Shambala Festival: 26th-30th August 2010

It's a festival, but not as you know it. Amy Hughes previews the best way to lose yourself this August Bank Holiday weekend

Written by Amy Hughes

Shambala 2010: Hop to it Cowboys galloping down the hall on ‘neeeiigh’ing broomstick steeds; Thundercats high-kicking in shrunken primary colour pyjama sets and felt-tip pen facepaints; Ewok hunters on a […]

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Latitude Festival 2010: Sunday Evening Quidams Review

A review of a magical Sunday evening spent watching Quidams perform at, and around, The Waterfront Stage.

Written by Sophie Parker and Daniel Sims

All photography by Sophie Parker and Daniel Sims After what had been a magical weekend we decided to spend our final night of Latitude simply drifting through the festival. With […]

Graduate Fashion Week Interview: Northumbria’s Naomi New

In the latest in our series of post-Graduate Fashion Week interviews, Matt Bramford chats to one of his favourites, Naomi New, about Elvis, Gaga, Mad Max and what the future has in store for this young, fresh 'n' new designer…

Written by Matt Bramford

Naomi New was undoubtedly one of the highlights at Graduate Fashion Week 2010. Her incredible costumes dazzled the press and had me bouncing up and down on my seat at […]

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Macbeth: Shakespeare at the Broadway Theatre, Catford, London

A review of Macbeth at the Broadway Theatre in Catford, running until the 20th February 2010 and starring two of my thespian friends, Robert Wilson and Louis Brooke.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Photography by Adam Levy It’s not often that I will voluntarily submit to Shakespeare – which must be something to do with it reminding me of school trips where me […]

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London International Mime Festival: Where Performance Art meets Circus and Narrative

Wherein I attend three mime performances by Blackskywhite, Ockham's Razor and Kitt Johnson X-Act. With illustrations by Rosalie Hoskins.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Ockham’s Razor by Rosalie Hoskins I’ll admit it. I’ve never been to much performance art or modern dance before. But let’s just say that my circumstances have somewhat changed of […]

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Phil Collins – Victoria Miro Gallery

Contributor Sally Mumby-Croft visited video artist Phil Collins' engaging show about drama, soap stars and modern slavery. A must see!

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

© 2008 Phil Collins, 16 mm film transferred to digital video, colour, sound, 28 minutes Victoria Miro presents Phil Collins’ latest work, Soy Mo de Me, a thirty minute telenovela […]

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LFW 09 – Nasir Mazhar – The underbelly of London Fashion Week

The Vaults of Somerset House

Written by Elizabeth Johnson

For me, the majority of fashion week involved being squished like a sardine in regimented rows watching models strut up and down a well lit runway. While this is all […]

Arts workshops this weekend at Climate Camp

Squeeze your creative juices down at Blackheath

Written by Satu Fox

You’ve probably heard a lot about Climate Camp and maybe you’re thinking of heading down to Blackheath this weekend. As with all the best gatherings there’s plenty going on to […]

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Latitude: The Festival Preview Series

Latitude Festival Suffolk, I view, you view, we view, pre-view

Written by Roisin Conway

Continuing our Festival Preview Series, today it’s Latitude‘s chance to shine and watch out Summer,this year’s Latitude is going to blow your mind! Musically, 2009 is hotting up to live […]

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Hackney Transitions To A Sustainable Future

Hackney, Transition Town, March

Written by Cari Steel

It was an unlikely spot, sitting in the basement of a theatre in Dalston, East London, to hear about an idea which is both revolutionary and amazingly simple at the […]