News & Blog
Keep up to date with all our activities by reading our regular blogs written by actor and theatre practitioner Janine Haynes.
21 December 2020We all heard the devastating news last week that many areas in England, including Buckinghamshire, have moved into Tier 3. With this news, many theatres must close again at a time that would usually be their busiest period.
11 December 2020I have missed theatre dreadfully, both working on theatre projects and enjoying the wonderful live experience itself...
26 November 2020
Just before the current lockdown, we were lucky enough to get together with some incredible, local women to record a podcast as part of our ‘Invisible Visible’ project.
For this part of the project we were interested in talking to people who have felt invisible or not heard in our society,…
11 November 2020Last year in September 2019 as part of “Taking the Stage - Women in the Performing Arts” at MK Gallery, we showcased a scratch piece called “Becoming The Invisible Woman” by Sarah Wanendeya.
29 October 2020Over the last few weeks, it has been wonderful to see nearly 2000 arts venues all around the UK receiving the much-needed funding boost from the Government's Culture Recovery Fund.
15 October 2020Earlier this year, we mentioned that we were extremely lucky to receive emergency funding from Arts Council England (ACE) - for which we are incredibly grateful...
1 October 2020
Once again, the arts industry has been pushed aside by our government and left with no support, job protection, funding - nothing.
I am of course talking about the recent unveiling of the new support scheme that, as Rishi Sunak puts it, “is focussed on those companies that can provide viable…
21 September 2020It has been an incredibly exciting few weeks for indoor theatre. I feel like we are finally getting some traction, and we as an industry are starting to move forward...
4 September 2020
‘Arts GCSEs experience 37% drop in past decade.’ This headline from The Stage last month is extremely concerning.
Its research found that this year:
· 424,528 young people were entered for an arts subject at GCSE level, compared to 673,879 10 years ago in 2010 (37%)
· GCSE drama and music entries declined…
21 August 2020A statistic I read back in January really sticks in my mind: ‘61% of artistic directors in 2019 are white men’.