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A new year, new beginnings and new art

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There’s a creakiness which pervades my creative bones at the start of the New Year. A time to catch up on emails, read a load of assignment submissions from producers, re-arrange the diary with meetings which were planned for “must meet after Christmas”, and then see where my own inspiration is going to come from.

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Devoted & Disgruntled 11: ‘Does Anybody Talk About Circus?’

In Circus, Features, Festivals, Interviews, Opinion, Regional theatre by Katharine KavanaghLeave a Comment

Every year, theatre company Improbable hold a national Open Space event called Devoted & Disgruntled for those working in the UK theatre sector. The worlds of circus and theatre are overlapping more and more these day, so I decided to head along and see how the land lies for people walking on and working round those edges.

Devoted & Disgruntled 11: ‘Does Anybody Talk About Circus?’

In Circus, Features, Festivals, Interviews, Opinion, Regional theatre by Katharine KavanaghLeave a Comment

Every year, theatre company Improbable hold a national Open Space event called Devoted & Disgruntled for those working in the UK theatre sector. The worlds of circus and theatre are overlapping more and more these day, so I decided to head along and see how the land lies for people walking on and working round those edges.

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Life-affirming: Devoted in Birmingham (and gruntled)

In Features, Festivals, Opinion, Regional theatre by Chris GradyLeave a Comment

This weekend was the annual gathering of theatremakers and creative practitioners called Devoted and Disgruntled. We are devoted to the arts, but maybe disgruntled about something – and here is a perfect place to share fears and aspirations with fellow travellers. This was the 11th gathering, and if you have never been then mark off a weekend in January 2017 for DandD12. It can be life-changing, and is always life-affirming.