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Monday, April 15, 2019

Jackie Hagan on performing her work overseas: ‘People get really emotional about the show’ by Nick Awde

This Is Not a Safe Space performer Jackie Hagan tells Nick Awde of the global interest in her work since appearing at

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Brexit or not – why UK arts will always bring something to Europe’s table by Nick Awde

Since 2014, Creative Europe has been instrumental in helping the UK’s arts and culture sector thrive. But as Brexit uncertainty reigns, Nick

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Future Arts Centres’ fresh approach to global working is bearing fruit by Nick Awde

A project that sees UK arts centres embracing new models of global working has culminated in six co-commissions, writes Nick Awde An

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Vanuatu’s Wan Smolbag – celebrating 30 years of Pacific Islander theatre by Nick Awde

Wan Smolbag Theatre takes its name from ‘one small bag’ in Bislama, the South Pacific nation’s lingua franca. “It stems from our

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

How a new festival was nurtured in Lagos through cultural exchange by Nick Awde

In 2015, Julian Caddy was asked by the British Council to fly to Nigeria as a consultant to the fledgling Lagos Theatre

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Lagos Theatre Festival and Fringe – Nigerian festivals thriving against volatile political backdrop by Nick Awde

The Lagos Theatre Festival is bigger and better than ever this year. In fact, it’s the biggest open-air theatre event in West

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Choreographer Alan Lucien Oyen: ‘Pina Bausch’s legacy is what’s most important to the company’ by Nick Awde

Norwegian Alan Lucien Oyen was understandably nervous about devising a new piece with the late, iconic choreographer’s dance company. Nick Awde learns

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Sydney Festival director Wesley Enoch: ‘Brexit has tainted the UK with xenophobia and isolationism’ by Nick Awde

In his three years as Sydney Festival director, Wesley Enoch has opened the flagship Australian arts festival to a range of diverse

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Eclipse Theatre: the UK company leading a black theatre movement across Europe by Nick Awde

Eclipse Theatre is leading European theatre towards increased diversity – but with Brexit looming, how much longer can it last? Nick Awde

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

International news round-up: November 22 by Nick Awde

Serebrennikov trial stirs censorship fears RUSSIA/MOSCOW Russian theatre and film director Kirill Serebrennikov has gone on trial in Moscow. Serebrennikov, arguably Russia’s best-known

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Monday, November 19, 2018

Could cruise lines offer a seasonal alternative to panto? by Nick Awde

With high-end production values and thousands of shows a year, cruise-ship entertainment offers opportunities to performers and crew across all fields –

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

How welcoming is UK theatre to artists from the rest of Europe? by Nick Awde

What is UK theatre like for non-Brits? What will it be like post-Brexit? Nick Awde meets Norwegian director Invi Brenna and Icelandic

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Monday, October 15, 2018

Norway’s Ibsen Festival shows how UK can learn from Nordic response to funding cuts by Nick Awde

In a climate of ever-tightening budgets, director Runi Sveen tells Nick Awde how the festival used this to its advantage to produce

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Cervantes Theatre: The Spanish-speaking world’s pioneering home in the UK by Nick Awde

Founded in 2016, the Cervantes Theatre is the only venue in London producing plays simultaneously in two languages. Its associate director tells

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

How Inside Out Dorset’s open-access events showcase performance in stunning West Country locations by Nick Awde

Inside Out Dorset attracts dynamic European companies to perform across the county, as its co-artistic director tells Nick Awde Whether on the

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Dublin Fringe Festival: ‘Not just a festival, a year-round support organisation’ by Nick Awde

Edinburgh is over, but a short hop over the Irish Sea, Dublin Fringe Festival is getting started. Nick Awde meets artistic director

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From Bristol to Finland: taking the international leap by Nick Awde

For some English companies, Edinburgh Fringe can seem a big trip, but Nick Awde hears how Stepping Out is taking a show

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Meet Thom Monckton, a New Zealand artist swinging by the Edinburgh Fringe via Finland by Nick Awde

Thom Monckton is performing in Helsinki-based Circo Aereo’s The Artist, part of the From Start to Finnish season at the Edinburgh Festival

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How the Edinburgh Fringe’s CanadaHub is putting the country’s theatre on the map by Nick Awde

With six projects under one roof, the CanadaHub at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe presents the country’s best new work while providing

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Taiwan’s Tjimur Dance Theatre: ‘We come to Edinburgh to exchange, not just perform’ by Nick Awde

Artistic director Baru Madiljin (left) and choreographer Ljuzem Madiljin of Taiwan’s Tjimur Dance Theatre tell Nick Awde about bringing their indigenous group

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Familie Floz – the masked German troupe that conquered the Edinburgh Festival Fringe by Nick Awde

After selling out previous shows at Edinburgh, Familie Floz is back with Infinita, as manager Gianni Bettucci tells Nick Awde Have you

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Australian cabaret at the Fringe: ‘If you can make it in Edinburgh, you can make it anywhere’ by Nick Awde

This Aussie invasion is armed with glitter and feather boas. Nick Awde meets three Australian cabaret acts preparing for the Edinburgh Fringe,

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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Kenyan comedian Njambi McGrath: ‘My farmer parents exhibited their prize bulls and vegetables – Edinburgh doesn’t seem much different’ by Nick Awde

Njambi McGrath is a Kenyan born, UK-based comedian and writer. She tells Nick Awde why she loves the Edinburgh Fringe This is

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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Meet director Oliver Frljic, the Croatian provocateur with neoliberal theatre in his sights by Nick Awde

The controversial director has received death threats, been sued by the church and accused of ‘inciting the audience to murder’. He tells

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Not heard of Oerol Festival? Imagine the Edinburgh Fringe marooned on an island in the North Sea by Nick Awde

For nearly 40 years, the Netherlands’ Oerol Festival has pioneered ‘location theatre’. As its stature has grown, could it rival Edinburgh as

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Director Olivier Py: ‘It’s not Frenchy French at all – the Festival d’Avignon is a way to meet the world’ by Nick Awde

Now in its 72nd year, the Festival d’Avignon may be just over the water, but it has few British audiences and even

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Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Leeuwarden-Friesland: The Dutch culture capital nurturing grassroots arts by Nick Awde

While cities of culture are often associated with grand international theatre productions, Leeuwarden-Friesland 2018’s programme is championing local artists and attracting audiences

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

NT Gent director Milo Rau on ‘redefining the European theatre landscape’ by Nick Awde

Milo Rau is building a new European world order and within that is a set of rules designed to break the traditions

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

New York spirit takes flight at London International Festival of Theatre by Nick Awde

From Taylor Mac to LED pigeons, LIFT’s guest director David Binder speaks to Nick Awde about how his cross-Atlantic experiences have helped

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival: how the celebration of global gay drama is marking its 15th year by Nick Awde

The teenage Dublin festival is even more committed to welcoming worldwide theatre artists seeking a bigger stage for gay-themed works. Its artistic

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

The opera houses leading a cultural boom in Asia by Nick Awde

The boost in Western-style cultural complexes across Asia is creating global opportunities for those with skills in opera, musical theatre and technical

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