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BBC Comedy announces second Felix Dexter Bursary for Ambreen Razia

BBC Comedy announces second Felix Dexter Bursary for Ambreen Razia

20 June 2018

Huge congratulations to Ambreen Razia from all of the Black Theatre Live touring consortium. BBC Comedy has announced its continued commitment…

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UK Theatre Awards - 2018 applications are open!

UK Theatre Awards - 2018 applications are open!

15 June 2018

UK Theatre Awards - applications are open! The 

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Africa Writes 2018

Africa Writes 2018

12 June 2018

Africa Writes 2018 runs from 29 June to 1 July at the British Library and Rich Mix in London. The UK’s biggest annual African liter…

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Recruiting: Artistic Director and Executive Director Oily Cart

Recruiting: Artistic Director and Executive Director Oily Cart

11 June 2018

Oily Cart in London is recruiting for two new posts Artistic Director and Exe…

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ivo theatre: workshop for LGBTQ Asians at Tara Theatre

ivo theatre: workshop for LGBTQ Asians at Tara Theatre

8 June 2018

ivo theatre: workshop for LGBTQ Asians led by performer & writer Vikrant D…

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Join Tara Arts for Processions celebrating remarkable Women and Suffrage

Join Tara Arts for Processions celebrating remarkable Women and Suffrage

8 June 2018

Join Tara Arts and Artichoke for #Processions2018…

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Recruitment: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Technical Theatre, University of Roehampton

Recruitment: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Technical Theatre, University of Roehampton

7 June 2018

Department: Drama, Theatre and Performance Job title: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Technical Theatre, Full time

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Talawa Firsts 2018

Talawa Firsts 2018

6 June 2018

Talawa Firsts gives artists space to meet, spark off ideas, build networks and become the next generation to shape British theatre. Talawa Fir…

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Critical Mass 2018

Critical Mass 2018

4 June 2018

The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry has a strong commitment…

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NEO Learning online platform for schools

NEO Learning online platform for schools

1 June 2018

Launching in autumn 2018 NEO Learning is a multi-functional platform that allows schools to search for, book and participate in live video s…

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Free live-stream Women of The Mahabharata Thurs 31 May 7.30pm

Free live-stream Women of The Mahabharata Thurs 31 May 7.30pm

31 May 2018

As part of the I'll Say It Again! festival in May we've partnered up with 

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Black Theatre Live & Tara Arts at Edinburgh Festival 2018

Black Theatre Live & Tara Arts at Edinburgh Festival 2018

30 May 2018

BEYOND THE FRINGE TOURING TO LONDON with Tara Arts Insight into opportunities for touring in Londo…

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Black Theatre Live new partnership with Digital Theatre+

Black Theatre Live new partnership with Digital Theatre+

29 May 2018

We are delighted to announce Black Theatre Live has partnered up with 

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BBC Radio 4 - The Listening Project at Tara Theatre

BBC Radio 4 - The Listening Project at Tara Theatre

17 May 2018

'I'll Say It Again! A season of work by women artists' kicked off at Tara Theatre with a recording of BBC Radio 4's The Listening…

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Tina - The Tina Turner Musical in London

Tina - The Tina Turner Musical in London

7 May 2018

Tina in London's West End at the Aldwych Theatre run extended to February 2019. "A RAW MUSICAL TRIUMPH" The Ti…

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Hamilton at Victoria Palace Theatre

Hamilton at Victoria Palace Theatre

7 May 2018

HAMILTON is the story of America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-ha…

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National Diversity Awards 2018

National Diversity Awards 2018

3 May 2018

The National Diversity Awards – a prestigious black tie event, which celebrates the excellent achievements of grass- root communities that tackle the i…

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How To Be A Producer: Black Theatre LIve & Tara Arts at Brighton Fringe 2018

How To Be A Producer: Black Theatre LIve & Tara Arts at Brighton Fringe 2018

3 May 2018

Book now for How To Be A Producer workshop at the Creative Cafe Brighton for this years Brighton Fringe festival. Insight and gu…

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Retracing Our Footsteps

Retracing Our Footsteps

3 May 2018

Bhuchar Boulevard presents three nights of pl…

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In-Sook Chappell on BBC Radio 4's Loose Ends

In-Sook Chappell on BBC Radio 4's Loose Ends

29 April 2018

Listen again to playwright In-Sook Chappell interview with Clive Anderson on BBC Radio 4 Loose Ends Sat 28 April on her play Mountains, The Dream…

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Nomination is open for the 2018 Asian Media Awards

Nomination is open for the 2018 Asian Media Awards

25 April 2018

The nomination process for the prestigious 2018 Asian Media Awards is now open.

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Wonder Girl casting call-out

Wonder Girl casting call-out

23 April 2018

Casting Brief for Wonder Girl First Bite at Ovalhouse 2018 Wonderful | Female | 17 yrs | Bi-racial (West Indian and White British parents) On the b…

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Phoenix Dance Theatre — Windrush: Movement of the People

Phoenix Dance Theatre — Windrush: Movement of the People

6 April 2018

70 years after the Empire Windrush docked, marking the start of Caribbean migration to the UK, comes a new work from Phoenix’s artistic direc…

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Tara Arts announces  I'll Sat It Again! festival celebrating women’s suffrage

Tara Arts announces I'll Sat It Again! festival celebrating women’s suffrage

31 March 2018

“   One of South London’s most forward-thinking playhouses”Time Out on

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HarperCollins' BAME traineeship programme opens for 2018

HarperCollins' BAME traineeship programme opens for 2018

29 March 2018

HarperCollins’ BAME traineeship has opened for the 2018 intake. The scheme was introduced in 2016 to tackle black, Asian and minority ethnic …

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Looking for an alternative venue to perform in, contact Small Beer Brew Co.in south London

Looking for an alternative venue to perform in, contact Small Beer Brew Co.in south London

12 March 2018

Are you looking for a funky and alternative new venue to perform in? The events team for a brewery and community space in South Bemondsey, London c…

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Register your venue now for 2018 Fun Palaces

Register your venue now for 2018 Fun Palaces

1 March 2018

The sign-ups for Fun Palaces 2018 is now open. Click here to register yo…

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ISCRE wins grant for Black Theatre Live & HighRise theatre project to raise aspirations in Suffolk’s young offenders

ISCRE wins grant for Black Theatre Live & HighRise theatre project to raise aspirations in Suffolk’s young offenders

23 February 2018

Following our succesful tour of Big Foot by Joseph …

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Black Theatre Live, Yellow Earth & Royal Exchange Theatre on tour together nationwide this spring

Black Theatre Live, Yellow Earth & Royal Exchange Theatre on tour together nationwide this spring

6 February 2018

Black Theatre Live, Yellow Earth and Royal Exchange Theatre present 

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Derby Theatre & In Good Company artists opportunities 2018

Derby Theatre & In Good Company artists opportunities 2018

6 February 2018

Derby Theatre and In Good Company artists opportunities Artist Bursaries

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Geof Keys to leave Queen’s Hall Arts, Hexham

Geof Keys to leave Queen’s Hall Arts, Hexham

6 February 2018

After more than 20 years at the helm Geof Keys, Artistic Director of the

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Young Muslim Voices project has launched

Young Muslim Voices project has launched

31 January 2018

The Young Muslim Voices project has launched:  Stories written by young Muslims, told through live performances and online films by a diverse array of a…

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Yellow Earth Theatre secures HKETO sponsorship for national tour

Yellow Earth Theatre secures HKETO sponsorship for national tour

31 January 2018

Yellow Earth Theatre has secured a new sponsorship deal for the 2018 national tour with Black Theatre Live and the Royal Exchange, Manchester.

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Class & passion clash as The Young Ones’ Nigel Planer adapts classic French farce

Class & passion clash as The Young Ones’ Nigel Planer adapts classic French farce

20 January 2018

Tara Arts presents: The Game of Love and Chai …

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Black Theatre Live announce Mountains: The Dreams of Lily Kwok as 2018 tour

Black Theatre Live announce Mountains: The Dreams of Lily Kwok as 2018 tour

17 November 2017

A co-production with Yellow Earth Theatre …

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State of Theatre Access Report 2017

State of Theatre Access Report 2017

1 November 2017

In 2016, VocalEyes published the State of Mus…

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Congratulations to Tara Arts & AIK Productions winners at the Asian Media Awards 2017

Congratulations to Tara Arts & AIK Productions winners at the Asian Media Awards 2017

26 October 2017

Huge congratulations to Tara Arts and

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The Stage exclusive reports: ‘Woeful’ lack of diversity revealed among drama school teachers

The Stage exclusive reports: ‘Woeful’ lack of diversity revealed among drama school teachers

14 September 2017

Only 6% of teachers at the UK’s leading drama schools come from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, research by The Stage has revealed. …

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Empty Space Peter Brook Awards announce 2017 nominees

Empty Space Peter Brook Awards announce 2017 nominees

13 September 2017

This year's nominees have been announced for the Empty Space Peter Brook Awards. Among the 2017 nominees for the main award are the Hope Mill T…

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Great News - Hamlet nominated for Alfred Fagon Prize 2017

Great News - Hamlet nominated for Alfred Fagon Prize 2017

1 September 2017

We are delighted to announce that the 2016 national tour from the Black Theatre Live consortium in association with Watfor…

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'Artists are surgeons of the soul

'Artists are surgeons of the soul" Jatinder Verma

22 May 2017

Tara Arts artistic director Jatinder Verma took home the top p…

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Huge drop in Asian theatre audiences ‘extremely worrying' The Stage reports

Huge drop in Asian theatre audiences ‘extremely worrying' The Stage reports

17 May 2017

Asian theatremakers have warned that a “severe lack of representation” on stage is resulting in Asian audiences abandoning the arts.…

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East 15 heads diversity league table of top drama schools

East 15 heads diversity league table of top drama schools

4 May 2017

• On average, 17% of students at UK drama schools are BAME • East 15 leads schools with a third of students from BAME backgrounds &bu…

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The Stage feature - Black Theatre Live has one aim – to tour nationwide

The Stage feature - Black Theatre Live has one aim – to tour nationwide

30 March 2017

How to solve the problem of touring is a question the theatre sector has been grappling with for years. One initiative is looking at that problem from a very…

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Greenwich Theatre's Artistic Director, James Haddrell on BAME casting & touring

Greenwich Theatre's Artistic Director, James Haddrell on BAME casting & touring

18 March 2017

Greenwich Theatre boss on getting more lead roles for performers from black, Asian and minority ethnic groups. Originally featured in

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TARA THEATRE DELIGHTED TO RECIEVE THE STAGE 2017 SUSTAINABILITY AWARD

TARA THEATRE DELIGHTED TO RECIEVE THE STAGE 2017 SUSTAINABILITY AWARD

31 January 2017

Lead Black Theatre Live partner were delighted to be awarded The Stage 2017 inaugural Sustainability Award for their new theatre this month. …

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The Audience Agency - Show Stats for touring companies

The Audience Agency - Show Stats for touring companies

31 January 2017

Read Penny Mills of the Audience Agency's article on Show Stats from

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Tara Arts Artistic Director Jatinder Verma awarded MBE in 2017 New Year Honours list

Tara Arts Artistic Director Jatinder Verma awarded MBE in 2017 New Year Honours list

31 December 2016

We are really delighted Black Theatre Live partner Tara Arts' Artistic Director Jatinder Verma has been awarded an MBE in

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A thirst for diversity - Black Theatre Live in Arts Professional

A thirst for diversity - Black Theatre Live in Arts Professional

24 March 2016

Click HERE to read the …

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'British Black & Asian Shakespeare Performance Database'

'British Black & Asian Shakespeare Performance Database'

3 December 2015

This unique new research from The University Of Warwick documents nearly 1200 productions of Shakespeare since 1930.  Dr Jami Rogers, Res…

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Making an Entrance - Asian Theatre in Britain - BBC Radio 3 - Sun 22 Nov

Making an Entrance - Asian Theatre in Britain - BBC Radio 3 - Sun 22 Nov

20 November 2015

Sarfraz Manzoor charts the history of Asian theatre in Britain, a tale which ranges from The Bayaderes, 'Priestesses of Pondicherry' - temple dancers…

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BBC Arts feature: Colour-blind casting

BBC Arts feature: Colour-blind casting

29 April 2015

Colour-blind casting: The untold history of Black and Asian Shakespeare The history of colour-blind or non-traditional ca…

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